James Henry Huhn, age 86, of Folk, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20th at his home surrounded by his loving family. James was born on May 17, 1935, in Folk, Missouri, the son of Ben and Hilda (Kaiser) Huhn. He was united in marriage to Claire Ann (Strope) on May 2, 1964 in St Thomas at St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
James attended St. Anthony of Padua of Folk school until the eighth grade. He joined the U.S. Army as a private for a short time until he was honorably discharged to take care of the family farm.
James was employed at Netwig lumber yard. Then he worked with a neighbor cutting railroad ties for several years. He also was employed as a truck driver with his brothers at Huhn Bros. Trucking until he left to farm with his brother Edward. He was a lifetime farmer where he owned dairy cattle for 39 years and raised beef, chickens, hogs, and crops. He was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Church.
James thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, his dogs and being on the farm. He was a baseball coach for his sons’ baseball team for multiple years and bowled. He would take his grandchildren on four-wheeler rides to the creek and sled rides in the snow during the winter. James loved to play ball in the backyard with his children and grandchildren at family gatherings. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events. James loved to fish and hunt as well as a great game of cards and Bingo.
His survivors include his wife, Claire Huhn of the home, five children, Mark (Theresa) Huhn of Folk, Keith (Sarah) Huhn of Folk, Stephanie (Steve) Laux of Koeltztown, Michelle (Kevin) Gabelsberger of Frankenstein and Kristen (Darin) Holtmeyer of St. Elizabeth and fifteen grandchildren: Katelyn & Cody Huhn, Raegan & Madelyn Huhn, Morgan, Lucas, Nolan, & Logan Laux, Megan, Michael, and Maria Gabelsberger, Levi, Austin, Jacob, and Tegan Holtmeyer, three sisters, Marilyn Loethen of Hallsville, Ethel Huhn of Westphalia, Bernice Bexten of Westphalia, two brothers, Joe (Alice) Huhn of Centertown and Edward Huhn of Westphalia and sisters-in-law, Bernice Huhn of Folk and Dorothy Huhn of Westphalia.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Ben & Hilda Huhn; one son Ronald Huhn, brothers, Jerome Huhn, Clarence Huhn, and Vincent Huhn and infant brother Robert and sisters, Hermina Fitzpatrick, Evelyn Stratman, and Elaine Huhn; brothers-in-law, Tom Fitzpatrick, Cellus Stratman, James Loethen, and Albert Bexten.
Visitation will be 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia with the Rosary being prayed at 4:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Folk with the Rev. Anthony Viviano officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Cemetery in Folk.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer Association or Hospice Compassus.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Westphalia is in charge of the arrangements.
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