Larry Lowell Houchin, 86

Larry Lowell Houchin, 86, of Roann, died 7:39 a.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Jan. 28, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, to Bernard and Wanda (Wilson) Houchin.

Larry attended all of his school years in Columbus, Ohio. After high school he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years.

Most of that time was spent on an ice breaker ship in the Arctic, keeping the shipping lanes open. He later moved to Denver and Golden Colorado. Larry attended Art School in San Miguel De Allende in Mexico. He married Rachelle (Moss) Ayres in Warsaw on July 24, 1984. He and Rachelle moved on Lukens Lake, and there he was able to spend the rest of his life doing what he loved, being a multi artist, specializing in jewelry, pottery, and painting.

He is survived by his wife, Rachelle Houchin of Roann, three children, Lisa Crane of Santa Barbara, Calif., Ayrien Machiran of North Manchester, and Travis (Sara) Houchin of Roann; four grandchildren, Rachel of North Carolina, Jaxin Machiran of Venice, Calif., Lily Houchin and Bernard Houchin, both of Roann; and his brother, Tom (Renate) Houchin of Texas.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a private service on June 26, 2021. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Roann.

Preferred memorial is Running Strong for American Indian Youth.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at

Posted on 2021 May 28