Brian K. Houle, 37, formerly of Bucyrus and recently residing in the Denver, Colo., area, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Kremmling, Colo.
Brian was born Feb. 13, 1975, in Bucyrus. He grew up attending school at Holy Trinity School and then graduated from Col. Crawford in 1993, where he excelled academically as an honor student, athletically as a football player and in track. Brian was proud to have participated with fellow Eagles at the 1992-93 state track and field meets. He furthered his education by studying psychology at The University of Toledo where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu.
Brian had worked various jobs including IB Tech, Sika, Robinson Industrial Maintenance and, most recently, had found a job that would provide a secure future for both him and his son, Logan Keith Houle. His family would like to express gratitude to Integrity Roofing Inc. for this amazing job opportunity, where he was able to be the superstar employee.
Brian's son, Logan, was his greatest accomplishment and his greatest joy. He loved having fun in life but most of all he loved doing things with Logan. Whether teaching him guitar, helping with his basketball team or just hanging out, Logan always put a smile on Brian's face and filled his heart with love.
In addition to his son, Logan K. Houle, Brian is survived by his mother and father, Pamela and William Robinson of Bucyrus; father, Frederick Houle of Port Charlotte, Fla.; brother, Robert Houle of Bucyrus; three sisters, Angela (Edward) Devaney of San Diego, Calif., and Shay (Chris Schnabel) Robinson Campbell and Tori (Jason) Robinson Bursby, both of Bucyrus; eight nieces and nephews, Hailey, Eddie, Skyler, who is Brian's goddaughter, Gage and Finnegan Devaney, and Jamie, Jessica and Justin Campbell; one great-nephew, Brayden; his maternal grandfather, Paul Richard Walters of Tiffin; paternal grandmother, Gladys Houle of Florida; three uncles, Larry Walters and Father Gary Walters, both of Tiffin, and Ronald (Sue) Walters of Arizona; and numerous cousins.
Brian is reunited with his maternal grandmother, Irene Walters; paternal grandfather, Robert Houle, his stepgrandparents, Johnie and Lois Robinson and his friend, Megan Bish-Ritter, whose life also was lost in this tragedy.
Friends are asked to write memories and share a favorite photo of them with Brian for his son, Logan, to reflect on as he grows up.
Brian's family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus, OH 44820.
His funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Gary Walters as celebrant and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made payable to Logan K. Houle for furthering his education in care of the funeral home.
To share an online memory or expression of sympathy, please visit www.wisefuneral.com.