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Robert M. Huset

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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 3:25 pm

Robert M. Huset, 79, of Barron, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm.

He was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Dallas to Melvin and Edith (Rich) Huset, was raised in Dallas and graduated from Barron High School in 1950.

He served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War. Bob returned to the Hillsdale area to work on the family farm. He was married in Almena July 27, 1957, to Joan Rust.

Bob farmed both his and Joan’s family farms until May of this year. He loved hunting elk and whitetail, camping and fishing. He enjoyed snowmobiling, Packer football and playing “500.” In his spare time, Bob spent many hours with his farm equipment.

He is survived by wife Joan, of Barron; two daughters, Enid (Jeff) Jackson, of Clayton, and Lori (Bruce) Omtvedt, of Elgin, Ill.; two sons, Gene (Cheryl) Huset, of Eau Claire, and Todd (Jody) Huset, of Hillsdale; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and his beloved Brittany spaniel, Miles.

Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Johnson and Eleanor Ranum.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Almena, with Father David Lusson officiating.

Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery, Barron. Military honors were accorded by Almena VFW Post #8512.

Pallbearers are Matt Huset, Jon Huset, Landen Omtvedt, Afton Omtvedt, Calvin Omtvedt, Jason Gillett, Brent Huset, Ryan Huset and Drew Krahenbuhl.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at Skinner Funeral Home, Turtle Lake, and one hour prior the service at the church.

Skinner Funeral Home, of Turtle Lake, is serving the family.

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