Albert “Lyle” Houser, 90, of Springfield, Ore. went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2021. 

Lyle was born on Jan. 13, 1931 in Alsea, Ore. to Leroy and Eunice Houser. He had six brothers and six sisters. He is survived by one brother, Vern (Tessy) Houser, 87, of Auburn, Calif., three sons Martin, Rodney and Tom (Cris), nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lyle and his family moved from Alsea to Albany in 1948. He attended Albany High School where he met his wife Ardyce. They were married on Sept. 1, 1950. 

Lyle was a logger and owned his own company, Excel Logging, until the late 1980s. He loved being a logger and was hard-working, even after retirement. He worked on restoring old vehicles and building trailers along with many other projects.

Lyle attended Northwood Christian Church. He and Ardyce were longtime members of First Church of the Nazarene in Albany, Newport and Eugene, where they met many lifelong friends.

Lyle and Ardyce enjoyed many years of travel and hunting trips in their RV. Lyle loved to spend time with his kids and grandkids. His family remembers his hearty laugh, his strong faith and his generosity. He was loved deeply and will be missed tremendously. We rejoice knowing he and Ardyce are together with Jesus.

There is no memorial planned.