Monday, December 12th, 2011
Robert W. Huckeriede, 78, St. Marys, died at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Auglaize County to Wilbur and A. Ruth Steva Huckeriede. On May 5, 1956, he married Shirley Janelle Kuck, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, David A. (Jan) Huckeriede, Lima, and Richard J. "Dick" (Nan) Huckeriede, St. Marys; two daughters, Suzann (Doug) Pusser, New Albany, and Laura (Mark) Maag, Ottawa; a sister, Mary Lou (Robert) Rutkowski, Centerville; two sisters-in-law, Cindy Huckeriede, Garrett, Ind., and Carol (James) Moss, Fishers, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, James L. Huckeriede; a stepmother, Mary L. Adams-Huckeriede; and a grandson.
He was a 1951 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and a U.S. Army veteran, who was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., from 1956 to 1958. He was a retired production and supervisory employee of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, where he worked 31 years, and owned and operated Huckeriede Lawn Service for more than 30 years.
He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Marys. He was a softball pitcher and played fast-pitch for Parker Motors and slow-pitch for Moulton Merchants.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima.
Condolences may be left at chamberlainhuckeriede.com or millerfuneralhomes.net.