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Rev. Henry Huddleston

Monday, January 24, 2011


Reverend Henry Huddleston, age 85, of Storm Lake, died Jan. 14, 2011 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Renwick. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Huddleston was born July 13, 1925, in Whitman, Mass., the son of Henry W. and Beatrice E. (Little) Huddleston. Growing up, Henry was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Whitman.

Henry attended school in Whitman, where he graduated from Whitman High School in 1943. Following high school graduation, in 1943, Henry enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country during World War II until he was honorably discharged in 1946.

Upon returning home, Henry continued his education where he graduated in 1952 with a Law Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. and later, receiving his Masters of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine.

On July 15, 1962, Henry was united in marriage to Marjorie Holmes at the United Methodist Church in Whitman. Together, they were blessed with three children: Mark, Matthew and Holly.

Henry was a member of the Masons, ACLU, NAACP, and very involved in the Civil Rights movement and a leader for the Boy Scouts. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He enjoyed different types of dancing, which include swing and tap. He loved the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, fishing, bird watching and photography. Henry loved spending time with his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Mark Huddleston; Matthew (Sara) Huddleston of Storm Lake; and Holly Huddleston (Patricia Mickunas) of Des Moines; granddaughter, Alexis Huddleston; sisters-in-law; Phyllis Huddleston; Gloria Huddleston; Janet Holmes; and Constance Holmes D'Amato; extended family and friends.

Reverend Henry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; two brothers and three sisters.