Lifetime Plymouth farmer, Floyd M. Houin, 67, peacefully passed away at home surrounded in the love of his family at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.
Born in Plymouth, Oct. 18, 1953, Floyd was the son of Elmer and Lena (Baker) Houin. He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1972.
Floyd married Debra (Hawkins) Houin in Goshen, Aug. 7, 1976.
Floyd and Dan purchased the family farm from their parents, Elmer and Lena Houin, in 1979. The 110 cows started what is now known as Homestead Dairy. The business has changed tremendously over the last 42 years, but he was always humble about his accomplishments. Floyd was extremely proud of the farm being recognized as one of the largest robotic dairies in the United States. Additional family members joined the farm to help his legacy continue.
If he was not on the farm, Floyd could be found on the golf course. His favorite vacation was a land and sea cruise throughout Alaska. The Alaskan experience was with his loving wife and other farmers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debra; and children, Kristy (Joel) Gawronski, Plymouth; and Brian (Jill) Houin, Argos; grandchildren: Quentin, Caleb and Trevor Gawronski and Jocelyn and Wyatt Houin Houin; and great-grandson, Weston Gawronski. Floyd is also survived by his siblings: Donna (Kent) Mattix, Plymouth; Jeanette (Glendon) Becker, Argos; Virginia (Gary) Mechling, Bloomington; Linda (Kenneth) Nifong, Argos; Vern (Julie) Houin, Fremont, Mich.; Roland (Kathy) Houin, Bremen; Marlene (Daniel) Taiclet, Plymouth; Christopher (Anne) Houin; brother and sisters-in-law, Frances Houin, Rick Chesak and Tana Houin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Dave, Susanna and Daniel.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Due to the restrictions, a private immediate family service will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rick Davenport. For those unable to stay or attend due to restrictions, the service will be available via Zoom.
Burial will follow in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
A Celebration of Floyd’s Life will be held the same evening from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Homestead Dairy Shop on 13th Road in Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center c/o IU Foundation, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7072