Hamilton County


Sgt. Gerald C. "Bob" Hussong, II




Gerald C. II ‘Bob’ Hussong was born July 31, 1921 to Gerald C. and Ruth Kennedy Hussong. He died July 28, 2011 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Luverne, MN.

Sgt. Hussong served with the Army in World War II on the island of Peleliu with Co. C, 11th Infantry Regiment. He was injured and in an army hospital in the southwest Pacific.*

His Obituary:

Gerald C. "Bob" Hussong II, 89, formerly of Luverne, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

A funeral service was Saturday, July 30, at Hartquist Funeral Home — Engebretson Chapel in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

Bob Hussong was born July 31, 1921, to Gerald C. and Ruth (Kennedy) Hussong in Ames, Iowa. He was baptized in 1937 at Ellsworth Union Church in Iowa and later confirmed on Feb. 13, 1958, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne.

After high school he attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, but suspended studies to join the military in World War II. He served in the South Pacific on the island of Peleliu, earning the rank of staff sergeant.

When Mr. Hussong returned home he married Audrey Kinsman, and they lived in Pella where he completed his degree in social studies and vocal music.

Following college, he taught history and became principal in Alexander, Iowa. They moved to Luverne where he taught history, music, drivers' education and directed the junior class play. He taught history class for 31 years Luverne Public Schools.

After his retirement the couple spent their summers in Northern Minnesota and winters in Florida.

He was a member of the local group, the Luverne Aires, and he enjoyed following the Minnesota Twins. He played baseball in high school, college and during his service in the Army.

Mr. Hussong is survived by three children, Cynthia (Craig) Laberee and Nancy Hussong, all of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Jeff (Anne) Hussong, Maple Grove; four grandchildren; and a brother, Harry (Virginia) Hussong, Bettendorf, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Audrey Hussong on Nov. 16, 2004.

Arrangements are by Hartquist Funeral Home — Engebretson Chapel of Luverne.

Source: (OBIT): Rock County Star Herald, Luverne MN, 04 Aug 2011, pg A7.

Source: ancestry.com