HUISMAN, Herbert L. 1915-1962
HUISMAN, ROOD, AUKES
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/2/2017 at 08:27:21
Herbert L. Huisman Died Thursday In Rochester Hospital
Herbert L. Huisman, 47, member of well known Wellsburg family and a longtime resident of the community, died Thursday afternoon in St. Mary's hospital at Rochester, Minn., of cancer.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Doyen Funeral Home, and later at the Wellsburg Reformed church with Rev. M. R. Houts and Rev. Geo. C. Poppen in charge. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley E.U.B. church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Eugene Huisman, Lester Huisman, Eldon Huisman, Ralph Huisman and Mayo Huisman, all brothers of the deceased, and Thomas Hoekstra, brother-in-law.
Special music for the service was provided by soloist Mrs. Geo. Poppen. Flower attendants were Mrs. Albert Huisman and Mrs. Edward Sietsema.
Herbert Lamb Huisman passed away at the St. Mary's hospital on Thursday afternoon, October 18th, at around 5 p.m. due to carcinoma. He had been taken to this hospital on September 20th.
He was born February 17, 1915 on a farm in Shiloh township in Grundy county. He attained the age of 47 years, 8 months, and one day. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Meint J. Huisman. He attended the rural school in the local district and graduated from Wellsburg high school in 1932. After the death of his father in 1936, he took over the farming operations for his mother and family. During World War II he faithfully served his country from July 9, 1941 to January 7, 1946.
On February 17, 1944 he was married to Delletta Rood in Renton, Washington. To this union were born two children, Bonnie Jean and James Dean. They were later divorced. The children are now making their home with their uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bellinger in Seattle, Washington. He was later married to Mrs. Helen J. Aukes in February of 1952 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They farmed for several years and then in January of this year they moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, where they both were employed. The latter part of April he became ill and at that time he entered the Benness Clarkson hospital in Rapid City. A few days later he entered the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Meade, S. Dak. for treatment. He was in this hospital for nearly five months until he was transferred to Rochester, Minn.
He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Evangelical United Brethren church having joined Sept. 12, 1954.
Those who preceded him in death were: his father on Dec. 28, 1936, and two sisters in infancy.
Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife Helen; two children, Bonnie and James Huisman; 6 step-children, Mrs. Douglas Geerdes, Wellsburg; Virgil Aukes of Adel; Mrs. Keith DeNeui, Farmington, New Mexico; Wayne Aukes, Wellsburg; Mrs. Kempton Walbaum, Marshalltown; Dale Aukes, Wellsburg; his mother, Mrs. Ellen Huisman of Wellsburg; one sister and five brothers, Eugene, Holland; Lester, Wellsburg; Eldon, Rochester, Minn.; Ralph, Wellsburg; Wanda, Mrs. Thomas Hoekstra of Philip, S. Dak.; Mayo, Rapid City, S.D.; 11 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 October 1962, sec 2, pg 2
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