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Reuben Jason “Casper” Houle

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On September 15, 2021 @ 1:20 pm In 2021,Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Reuben Jason “Casper” Houle, age 58, of Savage, MN, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at his home. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 22 at Bridgewood Church, 6201 West 135th Street, Savage, MN, with Pastor David Huisenga officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 AM prior to services.

Jason was born on November 23, 1962 to Raymond Houle and Darlene Devereaux in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born in a Native American community, Jason lived many places growing up, including Browning, Montana and Turtle Mountain, where he was officially registered in the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Jason was a momma’s boy, growing very close with his mother, Darlene, his whole life. He would do anything and everything for her.

Once he moved away from the reservation, Jason lived a mobile life, often living out of his car to save money and make ends meet. After some time, Jason discovered Jesus and his life would never be the same again. Instead of living for himself, Jason lived his life dedicated to God, serving others and making a lasting impact on everyone he met. One of those people was Roberta Carlson, who he met shortly after discovering his faith. On May 31st of 1997, they were united in marriage in St. Louis Park, MN. Together Jason and Roberta were blessed with two sons, Zach and Sam. Jason was always proud of his sons and their accomplishments. They enjoyed going to local flea markets as a family and finding all of the treasures (or junk) that they held.

Jason worked as a pressman for Imagine Printing for much of his career and enjoyed his time there, but it was truly just a way to provide stability for his family and build a platform for the true ministry he had a passion for. If he could, Jason would have given everything he owned to people in more need than himself. Countless times he could be found in grocery or convenience stores reconnecting with someone he knew or helped in the past, listening to their stories.

One ministry that Jason was particularly passionate about was bringing Jesus to Native people like himself. Even if they weren’t interested, he would help and support them any way he was able. He started the organization Native Strong ARC (Authentic Relationship with the Creator), leading household bible studies and spreading God’s good word. He was also involved with the “Birthday Party for Jesus” event, giving away presents to over 600 families in need.

Jason truly made an impact on everyone he served and connected with. Always helpful, honest, and loving, he will be greatly missed by his wife, Roberta Houle; sons, Zach and Sam Houle; mother, Darlene Stepaniak; father, Raymond Houle; siblings, Sonny Stepaniak, Leonard Florshinger, Dean Stepaniak, Conrad Houle, and Jack Sharpe; and many other nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He is preceded by his brother, Royce Houle; and step-father, Larry Stepaniak.

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Condolence from Brad seefeld on September 18th, 2021 3:46 pm

sorry hear hope family doing good

Condolence from Kevin smokyday Smokyday on September 19th, 2021 6:12 pm

I’m dear good friend..I just found out this sad news..he was a true friend that helped many …my heart and sincere condolences go out to the family and the church he cared and helped so much…rest in peace niiji…you will be missed

Condolence from Pete on September 20th, 2021 10:22 am

I worked at the same company as Casper, although not in the same department. I would see him almost daily as I would arrive for work in the morning and leave in the afternoon. Casper was so friendly, and was quick to learn my name, and use it, as he would say hello in the morning, and have a great rest of your day, see you tomorrow, in the afternoon. I’m so sorry for his passing.

Condolence from Sonia on September 20th, 2021 9:43 pm

Until we meet again. It’s still hard to believe.
I know how much Jason loves his family, he told me Sunday, I can’t eat with you guys, I have to get home and eat whatever my wife is making, and he smiled big.
He held his family time with great importance.
He loved his boys and was so proud of them, we also talked about them Sunday, I told him he was truly a good Father.
I never imagined it would be the last time to talk.
I’m so glad he got to share his last Sunday at the Tiowakan with his other church family.
On behalf of Open Arms Native Missions you will be missed, we will see you again.

Condolence from Marie Ponferrada on September 23rd, 2021 7:26 am

My sincere condolences go out to the family, he was a very loving and friendly man I was truly blessed to meet and hangout with a few times.
My dear friend Roberta my heart breaks for your loss but the good Lord needed Casper and He will look over you now.

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