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Rosemary Huffman

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Rosemary Margaret Huffman, age 85 of New Hampton, Iowa died Wednesday June 16, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday June, 21, 2010 at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Center with Rev. Phil Recker officiating. The pall will be placed by Rosemary’s children. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Christine Lamoureux, Annaruth Snyder, and Sherri Blazek. Lector for the service will be Joe Scally. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton with Paul & Angelica Huffman, Bradley Huffman, Shawn and Eileen Huffman, Jenny & Brian Voves, Adam & LeNae Schwickerath, Nathan & Jami Schwickerath, Monica Recker, Amanda & Brad Trask and Alexandra Huffman. Honorary pallbearers will be Annaruth & Garry Snyder, Gary & Sue Bouska, Sherri & Mickey Blazek, Bill Brown, Shirley Pitz, Darwin Hovey, Freddie Eskildsen, Karen & Dennis Lamoureux and Cory & Carla Pester. Also Rosemary’s “Birthday Club” and “Pool League”. Visitation will be 3 - 7 p.m. Sunday June 20, 2010, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Rosary and a 6:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Rosemary Margaret Huffman was born June 21, 1924, in Lansing, Iowa the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Horne) Lucey. She attended grade school at Rossville, Iowa and graduated in 1942 from the Waukon High School. On June 26, 1946, at St. Joseph Cathedral in LaCrosse, WI Rosemary was united in marriage to Raymond Huffman. To this union six children were born. The couple lived on a farm near Rossville and moved to New Hampton in 1954. Rosemary worked for several area business’ including Ben Franklin, The Crystal Grill and retiring from J.C. Penny after 20 years. The couple, along with Ray & Lila Klenske owned the Fireman’s Theater for over 10 years. Raymond died December 4, 1994, at the age of 71. Rosemary was a member of Holy Family Parish and Rosary Society, pool and bowling leagues, and the Legion Auxiliary where she served as president. Survivors include four sons, Mark (Anne) Huffman of Atlanta, GA, Mike (Donna) Huffman of Waterloo, IA, Dan (Sue) Huffman and John Huffman all of New Hampton; one daughter, Pat (Dennis) Ruffridge of Cresco, IA; one son-in-law, Dick Recker of New Hampton; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Tom (Nancy) Lucey of Milwaukee; one sister, Jo Ann Heminghous of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her parent; her husband, Raymond; one daughter, Peg Recker on February 14, 1999; one son-in-law, Dan Schwickerath; three brothers, Francis, Bill, and Jack Lucey.

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  1. To the Huffman Family: I am so sorry for your loss, Rosemary was a dear friend to my mom Dorothy. I know they are sharing memories together in heaven. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Mark & Mike & all of Rosemary’s family: New Hampton lost one of its kindest and most pleasant ladies when your mom passed away. I know you’ll all miss her, but I picture her being reunited with your dad and your sis and all of them witnessing God’s glory. God bless all of her beautiful family. Love, Joyce McBride Fisher

  3. Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. Rosemary was always such a nice and friendly person. We always enjoyed visiting with her.

  4. To the Huffman family. You have my sincere condolences on this difficult time…have many fond memories of your mom.

  5. I wanted to say how sorry I was to hear of Rosmary’s passing. She was a great lady. You all have my symapthy.

  6. To the Huffman family, You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Rosemary was such a wonderful woman. One of my best memories of her happened when she worked at Penneys. She went above and beyond when it came to customer service. She will be missed by many family and friends. God bless her!

  7. Rosemary was such a great lady. If more people on earth were like her there could so much more happiness!! I have many fond memories of her. She was a good friend to my mother and she was the mother of my good friend. You will miss her, many will miss her. God bless you and keep you in His hands at this sad time.

  8. Rosemary was an awesome woman! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Huffman family for your loss! She will be missed but it’s a comfort knowing she is watching over us all! Her memory will stay with us forever!

  9. Dan, Sue and family, We wish to express our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your Mother, Mother-in-law, and Grandmother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Valerie and Patrick

  10. Dear Dan and family: I have many fond memories of your mother. She came up to me at Dad’s funeral and asked if I remembered her. Of course! I made many many treks past the Huffman house as a kid. She was such a fun woman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  11. So sorry to hear about Rosemary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her entire family. We are also sorry we could not be there for the service, but please know we will be thinking of her. All our love and God bless.

  12. Thinking of you in your sorrow and praying for God’s blessings on you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. -The Disability Team-

  13. To all of the Huffman family, our deepest sympathies. Rosemary was a great lady. I enjoyed playing pool for many years against her team. She was always friendly with our team, always smiling and joking, a truly great friend. She will be missed. She was a good pool player!

  14. Dear Huffman Family, I was so sad to hear about the passing of our friend, Rosemary. Her help, friendship and support for our Mom after Dad passed was such a comfort to me. Listening to them tell the stories about the wild times they had as couples when they were our age made me laugh til I cried!! We are lucky to have had such fun loving parents who were true friends for their lifetimes. I am so sorry for your loss and I will hold Rosemary dear to my heart. Remember the fun times.

  15. Huffman family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rosemary will be missed by many. She was a great lady.

  16. To the entire Huffman clan, I am very saddened by the news of Rosemary’s passing. She was truely a treasure, a bright light and I always enjoyed visiting with her throughout the many years. I will miss running into her on my trips back to NH. I was always impressed by the way she lived her life with passion and gusto, she didn’t waste much time sitting around!! Take care!

  17. To the entire Huffman family: We were truely saddened to hear of Rosemary’s passing. Seems it is never easy but hopefully it gives you comfort to know she is in a better place now. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you. She was a great person and will be missed. Love, Scott, Jean, and Kara Roers

  18. I knew Rosemary from pool league and always enjoyed playing against her as she would always have a smile and being joking with us. She will be greatly missed.

  19. I have great memories of Rosemary. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to Rosemary’s entire family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Huffman Family: I am so sorry to hear about Rosemary’s passing. I had a lot of good times and fond memories or Rosemary. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Angie

  21. I’m sorry about your loss, Dan, Sue, Shawn, Jenny and the rest of the Huffman family. You have a ton of love and prayers coming your way from near and far.

  22. To the Huffman Family – We were deeply saddened today when we heard the news of Rosemary’s passing. You’ve lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you all find comfort in each other. We will miss Rosemary and her smile and her visits and was so glad that she was a part of our lives.

  23. Dan, Sue, Shawn, Jenny and families~ So sorry about your loss. She was a great lady and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. Let me know if I can help you guys out in anyway. Love you guys-

  24. I just heard about Rosemary passing! How sad I feel for all of you and myself too! Rosemary will always be special to me and she will always be condsidered ‘MA’ to me. She had the heart to step in after my own mom passed to chew on me or to give me advice whichever was necessary but for she always had done than. I will miss her greatly. Now she can look in on me and get her ‘Sandy Fix’ anytime she wants! Sympathies and love to you all! Sandy

  25. To the Huffman Familiy: Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Rosemay was a wonderful lady and I have fond memories of her when I was a sitter for the Huffman kids many years ago. Merle & Karen (Roths) Schwickerath

  26. To the Huffman family Rosemary will be missed by all. Just know that she will still be in all of our hearts.

  27. TO the Huffman Family, I am sorry for your loss. Rosemary was my God mother. I will miss her deeply. May God Bless and keep her. She is now with Raymond my God father. May God Help your hearts heal from this sad news. Remember the good times and the memories we all had with her. Sincerely, Wendy Snyder Finan

  28. Dan, Sue and all of the Huffman family , so sorry to hear of your loss. Rosemary was a great person who brought a smile everytime you saw her. She will be missed by many. Dean and Judy Speicher

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