Jerry 'Hoss' Huegel

jerry huegel
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.

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  1. Bonnie and families
    There are no words now that will take away your pain, but just know that so many people are praying for you.
    Cherish the memories
    Amy&Tom Boehmer

  2. Bonnie, Laura and Steve, I’m so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He always had a big smile on his face and I always smiled when I saw him coming. His cheerfulness was always a pleasure to be around. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  3. Bonnie, Laura, Steve & families~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I’ll never forget all the fun times we had with Jerry especially when we were little and stayed out at the farm with you guys. Those great memories will live in our hearts forever! Our deepest sympathy. Love~ Sara, Bob, & Liam

  4. Bonnie, Laura, Steve and families, I am so saddened to hear of Jerry’s death. You are all in my thoughts today. I have many memories of Jerry and your family. May your hearts soon be filled with all the happy memories. Take care.

  5. Bonnie, Laura, Steve and Families. We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Hoss touched so many people and will forever live in their hearts. If you ever need anything please dont hesitate to give us a call, we are always here for you.

  6. Bonnie, Laura, Steve and your families. We are so sorry for your loss. Alot of good memories have ran through my mind today. I hope that the good memories keep you all strong through this very sad time.
    Love you all.

  7. Bonnie, Laura, Steve, & family-
    My thoughts and prayers are wth you. May you find peace in the memories you shared with Jerry.
    Love to all
    Laurie, Ally, Kylie, & Shelby

  8. Bonnie, Steve & family, Laura & family,
    In your time of sorrow, may the Lord bless you and keep you in His care. May the happy and beautiful memories of Jerry (your Husband, your Father, your Grandpa) lessen the sadness you feel with each passing day. Jerry will always be with you and watching over you.
    Chuck & Elaine Laures – Osage

  9. My deepest sympathy, Bonnie, to you and your family. Life on earth isn’t always the way we would plan it – but God will give you strength to get through this and may your memories give you peace. You have many praying for you during this very difficult time.

  10. Bonnie and family – My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult. May your faith in God help you though this.

  11. Bonnie and family , brothers and sisters of Jerry =
    you are in our thoughts at this time – treasure the memories.

  12. Bonnie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you as you grieve the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Even though you know he is smiling down on you, it is still so hard to say that final goodbye. Cherish the happy memories.

  13. Bonnie and Family, Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time from the Staff at Chickasaw County Public Health. Jerry was amazing person and I, Kathy Babcock remember all the Saturday mornings that we spent time together after his Chemo treatment on Friday. He was great talker and full of good advice on every subject matter. He will always be remembered for the big smile he gave us. Remember the Great times and good memories of time spent together. Kathy Babcock and Chickasaw County Staff members.

  14. Bonnie, Laura, Steve and family,
    Our deepest sympathies in the loss of Jerry. Keep the happy memories first and may God bless you all during this time of sorrow.

  15. Bonnie, our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family and to all of the Huegel family. Jerry was a schoolmate of ours at St. Williams and we have many fond memories of those days and the following reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jerry is now free of pain and in a wonderful place.

  16. I wish to extend my sympathy to the Huegel Family Jerry and I had a lot of good times together when he was on the board of supervisors and thereafter he will be sadly missed.

  17. Jerry will be greatly missed by so many. He was a great guy. I will aways remember him with a smile on his face and his booming voice. He teased a lot too but if he didn’t, watch out you were probably in trouble. What ever time I spent with him and the family holds great memories for me. I am thankful he is no longer in pain. But the pain left behind, it hard also. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, who will miss him. Bonnie, Laura & Steve please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Love you all…Kelly

  18. Please accept my sympathy on your loss. Each time I saw him, Hoss always had a smile on his face and a good story to tell. He will really be missed. God’s peace be with you. Carol Gorman

  19. Shocked to hear of Jerry’s passing. He will be missed. We are very sorry for your loss and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jodee and Denny Ungs

  20. Thinking of the Huegel family during this trying time. We know death is a part of life but sometimes it occurs way to soon. We will miss Hoss at our township meetings and a good story or two he would tell.

  21. To Bonnie, Laura, Steve, and the *entire* Huegel family-

    I am passing my deepest and most sincere condolences at this time. Jerry was a truly great man who *always* had time to visit when I would see him, whether at games or at Ag-Land. I will always remember his great spirit and true loyalty. May God bless each and every one of you and help the healing process….a day at a time.

  22. Bonnie, Laura and Steve, I’m so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He will be missed dearly. You and Hoss are and always will be a big part of our memories and thoughts. It was a pleasure growing up with you two in my life. I can’t stop thinking of all the good he did for everyone around him.

  23. Bonnie, Laura, Steve, and brothers and sisters:
    We are sorry for the loss of Jerry. Family gatherings will not be the same with out his jokes, stories, and teasing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    Love, Bob & Cyndy Weiglein and boys

  24. Bonnie, Steve, and Laura, and family, I am sorry for your loss and he will be greatly missed. At least he won’t have to suffer anymore but it won’t be the same around here without him. I will miss his jokes and the crap he always gave people especially my mom. My prayers are with you guys through this difficult time. Love, Josh, Kate, and Ava Shoemaker

  25. Huegel Family: I’m so sorry to hear of Jerry’s death. Please know we’re thinking of you. May your memories of Jerry and the love of the friends and family surrounding you comfort you and remind you of what a special man Jerry was. Steve, we’re sorry we can’t be there to give you a big hug. DeVores and I have something for you that we’ll drop off next week (and it’s not a 12-pack!). You’re all in our prayers. –Diane Temple

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  27. Steve, Heather, and family. Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your Dad. We are thinking of you and you have our prayers.

  28. Bonnie , no words come to mind to help ease your pain, but just wanted to let you and your family know your in our thoughts and in our prayers. I guess this is where god wants you today.

  29. Bonnie, please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers for peace. And extend these thoughts to your family for us.

  30. To the Huegel family,

    Our deepest sypathy’s are with your entire family & our prayers go out to all of you. He was a good neighbor…

  31. You have our deepest sympathy

    I had been gone on vacation or I would have been there for the funeral.
    I enjoyed Jerry very much at the Bank.
    He always had a good joke and a positive attitude.

    He was a good man. God Bless him and your family

  32. Dear Bonnie and all the Huegel family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you with God calling
    Jerry to a finer place. Remember all the great times and write them down for grandchildren. Growing up in Alta Vista meant knowing the Huegel family and the strengths they offered to the community. God bless all.
    From Jim and Kathy

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