Obituary – Harold Dean Huetig

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BELDEN — Harold Dean Huetig, 89, Belden, died July 25, 2014, at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation and a prayer service were July 27 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Coleridge, and continued one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Funeral Services were July 28 at the Union Presbyterian Church, Belden, with Rev. Charity Forbes and Elder Kathie Keifer officiating.

Burial was in the Belden Cemetery with military honors provided by the Belden American Legion Post 149 and the Legion Riders.

Honorary pallbearers were Wendy Anderson, Sheli Wilkinson, Andrea Jaquith, Patricia Kennedy and Nick Sueper.

Active pallbearers were Oliver Sueper, Gabe Sueper, Brandon Huetig, Phillip Jaquith, Brian Wilkinson, Eric Huetig and Troy Anderson.

Harold was born Dec. 19, 1924, near Laurel, to George and Myrtle (Rice) Huetig. He moved to Belden with his family when he was nine months old and has been a resident ever since. He was baptized Jan. 12, 1925, and graduated from the Belden High School. Harold married Lula H. Fiscus Dec. 25, 1945, at Belden. He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 10, 1945-Dec. 19, 1946, with duty in Italy and Vienna, Austria. The couple moved into their present home in 1947. Harold worked with his dad and brother at Huetig Trucking, which became Huetig Feed and Grain. He eventually began raising hogs.

Harold was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church, Belden, and was ordained an Elder in 1966. He was a member of the Belden American Legion Post 149 and was a former member of the Belden Volunteer Fire Department, the Belden Chamber of Commerce and the Belden City Council. He assisted in organizing and building the Veterans Memorial on Highway 20 near Belden. Harold enjoyed woodworking, cooking, hunting, fishing, gardening, visiting with his children and grandchildren and spending time with his faithful companion, “Buddy.”

Harold is survived by three children and their spouses, Roger and Becky Huetig, Ft. Dodge, Iowa; Paul and Mary Huetig, Omaha; and Shirley and Chuck Sueper, North St. Paul, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Jill Huetig, Yankton, S.D.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law, Phyllis Huetig, Belden; Maxine Fish, Coleridge; Wilma Hallgrimson, South El Monte, Calif.; Alta Mae and Glen Patent, Albany, Ore.; and Kay Fiscus, Yankton, S.D.; many nieces and nephews, a host of friends and his beloved dog, “Buddy.”

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lula, Jan. 30, 2007, at the age of 85; a son, Warren Huetig, 2006, at the age of 56; and a brother, Walter Huetig.