Jerry 'Hoss' Huegel
November 28, 1942 ~ July 13, 2009
Jerry Hoss Huegel, age 66 of Alta Vista, IA died Monday, July 13, 2009 at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, IA. Jerome John Huegel was born on November 28, 1942 to Leo and Ellen (Diederich) Huegel in Elma, IA. Jerry attended and graduated from St. Williams Catholic School in Alta Vista in 1960. He farmed the family farm near Alta Vista until the early 80s. Jerry was then employed by Ag-Land Implement in New Hampton to the present time. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Sculley on November 6, 1971 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Little Canada, MN. The couple made their home west of Alta Vista where they raised their family. Jerry served as county supervisor for Chickasaw county, on the Howard County Coop board, and was a trustee for Deerfield Township. Jerry loved to go to work at Ag-Land Implement. He enjoyed woodworking, his Allis-Chalmers tractors and his family; especially his grandchildren. He was lovingly called Hoss by friends and family. He was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Knights of Columbus. Jerry is survived by his wife Bonnie of Alta Vista, IA; two children Laura (Chad) Wickham of Savage, MN and Steve (Heather) Huegel of Manchester, IA; three grandchildren Dakota and Carter Wickham and Maya Huegel; five brothers John (LouAnn) Huegel of Alta Vista, IA, Jim (Merle) Huegel of Marshfield, WI, Bernie (Jane) Huegel of Alta Vista, IA, Tom (Jean) Huegel of Sioux Falls, SD, and Ed (Irene) Huegel of Alta Vista, IA; three sisters Mary Ellen Fitzgerald of Boscobel, WI, Peg (Bob) Brummond of New Hampton, IA, and Donna Jones of Evansdale, IA; two sisters-in-law Judy Ewing-Huegel of Otho, IA and Joanne Huegel of Rochester, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Joe and Dan Huegel; one brother-in-law Joe Fitzgerald. Cemetery: Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Alta Vista with Barney Eichenberger, Jim Geerts, Tom Recker, Tom Curl, Bob Zeien and Steve McGrath serving as casket bearers. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Mel and Jan Pacovsky, Madelynn and Bob Haumschild, Gary Swehla, Ben Cordes, Joe Glaser, Denny and Marie Smith, Merlin and Faye Christensen, Cheryl and Luke Madsen, and Ag-Land Employees. Visitation: Visitation will be on Thursday, July16 from 4-8 pm with a scriptural wake service at 5:00 pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to service on Friday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, July 17 at 10:30 am at St. Bernard's Church in Alta Vista.