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Obituaries

Richard 'Dick' Huffaker II

DAVIS JUNCTION — Richard “Dick” Glenn Huffaker II, 70, of Davis Junction passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the Swedish American Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Dick was born in Princeton to the late Richard and Doris (Rieker) Huffaker Sr. on Dec. 20, 1949. He graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1968. He married Chris Woodring on June 21, 1985, in Bureau County.

He worked at Harper-Wyman for 27 years and two years at Champion, then went to work at D & D Express in Peru as a driver until he retired in December 2012.

He was a member of the Manlius Rolle Bolle Club for 30 years, Midwest Pool League, Rochelle Conservation Club and also the Tuesday Night Rejects bowling league at Crown Lanes. He was also a member of the 1000 Man Shoot in Phoenix, Ariz.; this was something for the NRA on Nov. 14, 2016, when 1,000 guns were fired at once, same make and model Henry Rifle.

Dick loved fishing, rolle bolle, playing cards, especially Euchre with his brother. He enjoyed bean bags, video games and hunting. He was quite the apple pie baker in his family. He had cutlery skills that were unmatched, and enjoyed an ice cold beer with his family and friends. He was also quite the outdoorsman. His dog, Scooter, was his side kick for many years and is struggling with missing his master and friend. He was an all-around great guy who will be missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Chris Huffaker of Davis Junction; four daughters, Shari (Bryan Williams) Richards of Peru, Becky (Jeremey) Mount of Princeton, Patti Huffaker-Kinney of Princeton and Jenna (Richy) Humphreys of Wyanet; nine grandchildren, Alexis, Hunter, Damion, Sydney, Sophia, Mariska, Gabrielle, Sawyer and Hope; one great-grandchild, Elliana; one brother, Jack (Linda) Huffaker of Seatonville; two sisters, Janet (Dale) Smith of Princeton and Donna (Dave) Snell of Peoria; one very special aunt, Velma Sergeant; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his first wife, Jeannie Smith.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Doris Huffaker; and one half-sister, Nancy Reinbeck.

A visitation for Dick will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Services will follow at 3 p.m., officiated by Pastor Brian Moore. Cremation rites have been accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for charitable donation of their choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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