James Houlihan, 69

James Patrick "Pat" Houlihan, 69, Peru, died at 4:05 p.m., Dec. 3, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 17, 1944 in Fort Wayne, to Paul and Phoebe (Millican) Houlihan.

Pat was a U.S. Army veteran from 1962-1964, serving in Korea. He married Barbara Sue Meeks in Wabash, on Dec. 23, 1965. He worked at General Tire in Wabash for 30 years retiring in 2000. Pat was a member of the Teamsters Union, and the Wabash American Legion Post 15. He loved talking to people, and his dog "Little One." Pat was also an avid Notre Dame football fan.  

He is survived by wife, Barbara Sue Houlihan, Peru; two children, Diana (Tony) Biscella, Logansport, and Patrick Wayne Houlihan, Macy; grandson, Shane Anthony Biscella, Logansport; three brothers, Paul Joseph (Sondra) Houlihan, Peru, Thomas Edward (Marcella) Houlihan, Wabash, and Jeffery Alvin (Karen) Houlihan, Andrews, sister, Mary Katherine Prickett, Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Elizabeth Anne Houlihan, and two sisters, Barbara Ann Stickley, and Sarah Jane Bertels.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday, and one hour prior to service Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Pat may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Dec 04