Charles A. Houle passed away on April 7, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL on October 21, 1927 to the late Arthur and Charlotte Houle. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 54 years, the late Ruth Minogue Houle. He is survived by their five children: Kathleen (Patrick) Gent, Thomas (Joan) Houle, Susan Young, Marjorie (Chris) Clapp, and Judith (Frank) Mazzagatti. He is also survived by his grandchildren Matthew (Jennifer), Mark (Jennifer) and Christina Gent, Thomas (Coley) Houle and Jessica (Henry) Tastet, Adam and Joseph Young, Marcia (Jamie) Tauriella and Jennifer Barone, and Michelle and Nicholas (Callie) Mazzagatti; sister Martha (Bill) Tomashek; and many nieces and nephews. He graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Civil Engineering and worked for Anning-Johnson Co. for 35 yrs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ Redeemer Church in Houston, TX with interment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2801 SW 12th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.