Rachel M. Housman

Written by Theresa Rose on December 2, 2015

Rachel M. Housman, age 94 of Mediapolis, died Monday November 30, 2015 at Great River Medical Center. The daughter of Clyde and Daisy (Callaway) Collenbaugh, she was born February 15, 1921 at Mediapolis. On February 15, 1940 she married Leland Housman at Burlington; he died February 17, 1995. The couple farmed at Yarmouth, Morning Sun and Winfield. They operated a grocery store in Yarmouth for 8 years. They moved to Mediapolis in 1976. She was a homemaker, helped on the farm and at the store. She was a member of the Yarmouth Church and WSCS and later the Mediapolis United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Housman of Burlington and Allen Housman of Mediapolis; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one sister.

The funeral service will be Friday December 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating. Interment will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery. Open visitation will be on Thursday from 2-5:00 p.m. at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. A memorial has been established for the Mediapolis United Methodist church.