Galen Huhe, 77
Tue, 02/23/2021 - 10:17am admin
Dec. 14, 1943 —
Feb. 17, 2021
CRESCO - Galen Huhe, age 77, was called home to eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at his home outside of Cresco.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at First Lutheran Church in Cresco, with Pastor Leo Combs-Lay officiating. Burial was at Oak Lawn Cemetery following the service.
Galen Dennis Huhe was born on Dec. 14, 1943, in Cresco, to Fred Jr. and Edith (Teetshorn) Huhe. He met the love of his life, Linda Louise Falck at A&W and was later united in marriage on June 8, 1963, at First Lutheran Church. To this union, eight children were born, Lonnie (Leon) Bohr, Lisa (Jon) Flugstad, Kathy (Sam) Graeve, Khris (Peg) Huhe, Ramona (Mike) Martinek, Tim (Diana) Huhe, Brenda (Kevin) Boehmer and Beth (Ron) Martinek. Together they farmed 57 years and were proud to have partnered with their son, Tim, and his family, forming what is known as H&H Farms. In 2018 they humbly received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award.
Galen was blessed with the gift of gab. He was never at a loss for words and loved to laugh and make others laugh as well. His smile was contagious. Although farming was his first passion, he found time later in life to enjoy turkey hunting, (showing up two hours prior to the scheduled sunrise hunt), teaching his grandchildren how to fish and playing many rounds of cards with anyone who graced their home. He loved his many trips to Yogi Bear and Branson, Mo., Father’s Day camping, making his famous popcorn over the campfire, attending sporting events for the grandkids and just spending simple times with his greatest love . . . his family.
The family says, “We will cherish the memory of Dad rising early in the morning, sitting in his Gator, watching the sunrise and enjoying the quiet of the day.”
Galen is also survived by 25 grandchildren, Megan (Brandon) Pitz and Dr. Lindsey Bohr (Brian Reszutek); Heather (Sean) Burke, Hannah Flugstad, Rachel (Riley) Jensen, Lauren (Brett) Carstens, David Graeve and Kari Graeve; Lucas Huhe, Ashley (Eric) Bischoff and Austin Huhe; Travis (Rachel) Martinek, Justin Martinek and Nathan Martinek; Jennifer (Mike) Bronner, Abby Huhe (fiancé Maleek Williams) and Katie Huhe; Ben Boehmer, Sam Boehmer, Charlie Boehmer and Joey Boehmer; and Zach Martinek, Colin Martinek, Emma Martinek and Max Martinek; along with honorary grandchild, Dalton Martinek. Other survivors include four great-grandchildren, William Huhe Augustine, Elma Bischoff, Harper Pitz and Oliver Jensen, with two more great-grandbabies on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dolores Vobr, Patricia Engelhardt, Mary Rassman and Donald (infancy).