Cletus Huhn, age 90, of Darwin, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:00 A.M., at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin. Interment will be in the St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Darwin.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service ALL AT THE CHURCH.
Cletus Anthony Huhn was born on July 27, 1926, in Browerville, Minnesota. He was the son of Joe and Lucia (Seppi) Huhn. Cletus was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Cletus entered active military service in the United States Army on October 23, 1950, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and served his country during the Korean War. During his years of service Cletus received a Korean service medal with four bronze campaign stars, Combat Infantry Badge and UN Service Medal. He received an Honorable Discharge on July 23, 1952, at Camp Roberts, California, and achieved the rank of Sergeant.
Upon his return from Korea, Cletus began employment with an auto glass company in Illinois. Little did he know that he would fall in love with Doris Shirley, a co-workers daughter and that she would be his future bride and his co-worker, his Father-In-Law. On August 27, 1955, Cletus was united in marriage to Doris Shirley in Oglesby, Illinois. This marriage was blessed with five sons, Kevin, Larry, Cletus Jr., Doug, and Mark. Cletus and Doris resided and raised their boys on their family farm in Darwin. They shared 47 years of marriage together until Doris passed away on October 30, 2002.
Cletus was a farmer his entire life. He retired from farming in 1992.
Cletus was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin since 1960. He was also a member of the Litchfield American Legion Post #104 and the Litchfield VFW Post 2828.
Cletus loved farming. He raised beef cattle, dairy cows and grew various types of crops. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
When Cletus needed assistance with his daily care, he became a resident of the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home on January 13, 2017. He passed away there on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the age of 90 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Cletus is survived by his:
Children, Kevin Huhn (Wendy) of Dayton, MN,
Larry Huhn (Karen) of Darwin, MN,
Cletus Huhn Jr. (Lynda) of Buffalo, MN,
Doug Huhn (Nancy) of Darwin, MN,
Mark Huhn (Michelle) of Buffalo, MN;
9 Grandchildren, Autum, Amy, Benjamin, Michael, Joseph, Brent, Justin, Jeff, and Abigail;
18 Great Grandchildren;
Siblings, Lawrence “Bud” Huhn (Diane) of IL,
Lucy Lorence of Glencoe, MN,
Dorothy Bandis of Silver Lake, MN,
Loraine (Phillip “Jr.”) Curatlo of IL;
Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Cletus is preceded in death by his Parents, Joseph and Lucia Huhn; Wife, Doris Huhn; Sister, Rosie Remer; Brothers, Joe Huhn, Kenneth Huhn, Leo Huhn, Raymond Huhn.