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july 21, 1946 – Friday, January 9, 2009

Service Information
peterson chapel Buffalo.
wednesday January 14, 2009
2 pm

Visitation Information

Arvona Rolland (Houchin), of Rockford died on Friday January 9, 2009 at her home.
She is survived by her children: Cheryl (David) Heiskary, Faye Houchin, Roberta (Dan) Houchin and Dawn (Nelson) Houchin; grandchildren: Ashia (Steve), Travis (Jessica), Kevin, Lashonda (Mike), Zach, Miranda, Kayla, Ashley, Justin, Daniel, Aaron, Taryn Samantha and Jaeden “Tater”; great-grandchildren, Darrion, Donovan and Brian; her sister Linda Devery; loving friends Terry Peterson, Jeremy Clark, and Allen Wirgau; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Leroy Houchin.
Arvona took much pride in her job as a correctional officer with Parkers Lake. She loved being a mother, flowers and gardening, were her passion. She enjoyed collecting and shopping for treasures, spending much time creating crafts for her loved ones.
A Celebration of Arvona’s life will be held Wednesday January 14th at 2 PM at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

A time of gathering will be one hour prior to the service.
online condolences may be made at

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is trusted with arrangements.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kim Towers (Welch)

    Arvona was a wonderful person who brought happiness to everyone.I will miss her greatly.

  2. LoughRee Dolan DeWitte

    I am so incredibly sorry to hear about Arvona. My heart and thoughts go out to all of you. She was a wonderful, fun, and caring lady who I enjoyed knowing growing up. I will miss her.

  3. Cheryl Heiskary

    I will always enjoy the stories you told me about growing up in Waskish. I will miss the phone calls every morning and evening. I love you and miss you very much.


  4. melody staskivige

    i am so sorry for your loss its a hard thing to go through.and i know how it feels. arvona was a great friend of mine and she will be missed…she will be in heaven with all her sisters now..i love you girls if you need anything let me know…..

  5. Faye Houchin

    Mom i will truly miss you more then you’ll ever know. And I LOVE YOU MA!!! You taught me alot. Like cheryl said i also enjoyed hearing all of your stories from your childhood.

  6. Elaine Okerlund Borud

    I also lived in Waskish at one time and Arvona and her family lived down the road from us. She and I started school together (big class of five; Arvona, Terry, Loretta, Vick, and me) in a one-room schoolhouse. Though I never saw Arvona again after graduating from high school, I can attest to the fact that she was always was a a wonderful, kind, gentle person! Only wish I could have been in touch with her in the years that followed high school.

  7. Bobbi Houchin

    My Mom was like my best friend. She meant a lot to me and my daughters,we all miss her very much. What I remember the most was mom telling stories about when she grew up,and one of the stories I remember the most was when mom swallowed a dime and her sister Irma checked the out house after mom went to the bathroom until she found that dime.


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