David L. Hougland, age 74, died at his home after a year long battle with cancer on Friday, October 9, 2020.
David was born in Ottumwa on September 15, 1946 to Paul and Hilda (Wilson) Hougland. He graduated from Davis County High School in 1964 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1965. He served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and was awarded a bronze service star.
In 1968, he married his high school sweetheart, (Donna) Marlene Martin on January 28. They made their home in Cedar Rapids and raised two children, Angela and Scott, surrounded by wonderful neighbors and friends. David began working at National Oats in 1970 and retired after 44 years of service as a sheet metal worker.
David was an avid sports fan, following his Iowa Hawkeyes, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Cardinals. His love for the St. Louis Cardinals began as a young boy listening to radio broadcasts of games from his home. He was a quiet and kind person, a loving father, and a truly devoted husband.
David was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold and Alfred; sister, Helen Fuhr; and brothers-in-law, Robert Newton, Art Fuhr, and Vern Roe.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Angela and husband Alex Tjaden and their daughter Abigail of West Amana; son, Scott Hougland and former wife Elise Miller and their daughters Kaiya and Kiera of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by numerous relatives including: Donnie (Pam) Martin of Bloomfield; Charles (Diane) Hougland of Milo; Phyllis Roe of Des Moines; Virginia (DeWayne) Mullinix of Downing, Mo.; Doris Newton of Bloomfield; James (Charlotte) Hougland of Bloomfield; Sally Hougland of Indianola; Debbie (John) Straight of Logan; Carol (Rich) Fuhrman of Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Cheryl (Ted) Michaels of Magnolia, along with many nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 13 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories Stateroom from 5 to 7 p.m. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.