Seely S. "Mike" Houston, 78, Savannah, MO

Published 03/27 2014 10:29AM

Updated 03/27 2014 10:31AM

Seely S. “Mike” Houston, 78, Savannah, Missouri died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his home.

He was born April 29, 1935 to Seely and Emily (Kasproski) Houston in Warwick, New York.

He married Janet B. Hart on June 30, 1956. She survives of the home.

Mike proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Sales from Washburn University and worked for General Mills as a salesman for thirty years.

Mr. Houston was a member of American Legion Pony Express Post 359, attended Grace Evangelical Church and was a Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, George Houston.

Additional Survivors: sons, Matt Houston (Vickie), Chandler, Arizona, Kelly Houston (Rita), Helena, Missouri and Shawn Houston (Mary), St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Nathan Bergstrom (Ciecley), Eugene, Oregon, Matt Houston, Chandler, Arizona, Jenna Hovey (David), Smithville, Missouri, Brock Houston, St. Petersburg, Florida, Danny Houston, Independence, Missouri and Tyler Houston, St. Joseph, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Aiden Bergstrom, Eugene, Oregon and Claire and Reece Hovey, Smithville, Missouri; brother, Gene Myers (Judy), Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey; cousin, Steve Novak (Joyce), Baskin Ridge, New Jersey; sister-in-law, Frances Houston, Stallings, North Carolina; niece, Kim Jones and son, Aaron, Stallings, North Carolina; nephew, Todd Houston (Jennifer) and children Georgie, Amanda and Danny, Randolph, New Jersey.

Memorial Service and Entombment will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family requests memorial donations to be sent to the American Heart Association. Online guest book and obituary at

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