Fredrick “Fred” Huff, 63, of Farmersburg, Iowa died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon, Iowa after a brave battle with cancer. Fredrick Everett was born on August 22, 1954 to Everett and Dorothy (Seitz) Huff in Waukon, Iowa. He graduated from MFL High School in 1973.
Fred was united in marriage with Cheri Henkes on August 21, 1976 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona, Iowa. Three children were born to this union. Throughout the years Fred worked for Luana Creamery, Wright Tree Service, Webster Lumber Company and most recently, Bausch Trucking and Pattison Sand Company. He also owned and operated Huff Logging with Richard “Dick” Koehn for many years. Fred enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working, collecting windmills and running sleds and raising beagles with his sister Melody. He loved spending time “gabbing” with his family and friends.
Fred is survived by his wife, Cheri of Farmersburg, Iowa; children, Tiffany (fiancé, Lonny Johansen) Adams of West Union, Iowa, Nicholas (Karmen Keene) Huff of Farmersburg, Iowa and Tasha (Nathan) Smith of Kalona, Iowa; five grandchildren, Amber, Bryce, Delaney, Macey and Jamison; three sisters, Dyane (Harry) Schutte of Monona, Iowa, Melody Kishman of Farmersburg, Iowa and Wendy (Harry) Luster of Monona, Iowa; sister-in-laws, Colleen Hunter of Hills, Iowa, and Corinne Henkes of Dubuque, Iowa; a mother-in-law Judy (Gene) Chickering of Harlan, Iowa; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Dorothy Huff; two siblings, Susan and Courtney; father-in-law, Curtis Henkes; brother-in-law, Brad Kishman; one sister-in-law, Crystal (Henkes) Mielke; and a comical uncle, Kenneth “Shorty” Henkes.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Saturday.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, Iowa with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the Officiant.
Burial will follow at Smithfield Cemetery, rural Monona, Iowa.
Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.