Robyn A. Houk

May 9, 1951 Feb. 4, 2011

Robyn A. Houk of Mukwonago found peace Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the age of 59.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Dan. She was the loving mother of Rachel (fiance Shawn Sutfin) Houk and Alison (Dan) Schmeche; sister of Darrell (Jean) Cottrell; and sister-in-law of Christine (Donald) Lang, Sue (Pete) Witterholt and Jeff (Karen) Houk. Robyn is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Robyn attended Clarendon Avenue School in Mukwonago and graduated from Mukwonago High School. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1973 and began her teaching career that same year at Clarendon Avenue School as a first-grade teacher. She retired from Clarendon Avenue School after a 34-year career. She loved teaching and endeared herself to her students. She would often receive cards or letters from former students who were either in college or in the military service.

Robyn married Dan, her high school sweetheart, in 1973. They have two daughters, Rachel and Alison. Robyn loved to spend time with the girls just hanging out or, more often, shopping.

If you knew Robyn, you knew just how sweet and caring she was. Throughout her battle with cancer she never gave up and always greeted everyone with a smile and one of her famous hugs.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 8 p.m. prayer service Friday, Feb. 11, at Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral Home, 315 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Vernon Presbyterian Church, S71-W23280 National Ave., Big Bend. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 S. Franklin St., New Ulm, MN 53073.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 363-7126 or visit online at