Paul J. Houlihan, 82

Paul Joseph Houlihan, 82, of Peru, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Hickory Creek in Peru.

He was born to the late Paul and Phoebe (Millican) Houlihan on Dec 31, 1933, in Fort Wayne.

Paul was a graduate of Chippewa High School. He married Sondra Cattin on Aug. 10, 1957; she survives in Peru.

Paul served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Dana Corporation in Marion.

Along with his wife, Sondra; he is survived by two sons, Gary Houlihan (Nancy) of Warsaw, and Greg Houlihan (Sally) of Wabash; daughter, Colette Sidwell of Peru; brother, Thomas Edward Houlihan (Marcella) of Wabash; sister, Mary Katherine Prickett of Wabash, Indiana; two sister-law-laws, Barbara Sue Houlihan of Peru, and Karen Houlihan of Andrews; seven grandchildren, Kyle, Taylor, Brett, Mathew, Jessica, Brandon, and Michael; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Mark and Curtis Houlihan; brothers, Jeffery Alvin and James Patrick Houlihan, and sisters, Barbara Ann Stickley and Sarah Jane Bertels.

Funeral service will be  at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Eric Catron officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Posted on 2016 Mar 23