Frank Huss

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Frank Huss

Services for Mr. Frank Huss. 86, of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at 5 p.m., and a vigil service will be held at 5:30 p.m. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Interment will take place in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mr. Huss passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Northshire Residence of Spencer.

Frank LeRoy Huss, the son of Edward and Charlotte Deegan Huss, was born in Royal, Ia. on Sept. 19, 1923. Frank was raised on a farm south of Everly and attended country school, Alton Boy's School and later graduated from Everly High School. Frank then attended and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Ia. Frank entered the U.S. Navy Air Corps where he was a primary flight instructor with a pilot certificate. He was awarded the Victory Ribbon and the American Theatre Ribbon during W.W. II and served until his honorable discharge.

On Sept. 19, 1948, Frank married Thyre Georgia (Gee Gee) Hamilton in Dubuque, Ia. and following their marriage, they moved to Joliet, Ill. where he worked for Caterpillar Company for three years before moving to Iowa to farm outside of Royal. While living in Royal, Frank was very active at the St. Louis Catholic Church where he served on the Board for many years and was a Knight of Columbus. He also was a member of the National Farmers Organization and the American Legion Goodwin Post No. 248 in Royal, Ia.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gee Gee on Sept. 25, 1999; two brothers; and two sisters.

He is survived by his 11 children: Terry Gruhn (Gale) of Spencer, Ia., Cliff (Jane) Huss of Malabar, Fla., Susie Dunagan (Dave) of Altoona, Ia., Tom Huss (Zona) of Chino Valley, Ariz., Mike Huss (Jean) of Grimes, Ia., Mark Huss (LuAnn ) of Boone, Ia., Nancy Roberts of Alamogordo, N.M., Jim Huss (Kim) of Okoboji, Ia., Frankie Huss (Kris) of Royal, Ia., Jody Hicks (Tim) of Roland, Ia., and Robyn Huss of Ames, Ia.; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Judy Lohmeier of Ida Grove, Ia.; brother, Howard Huss of Westminster, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Elma Huss of Marshalltown, Ia. and Mary Ann Huss of Arizona; brother-in-law, Sy Rodgers of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.