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Wallace Huss

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On May 10, 2016 @ 8:47 am In 2016,Obituaries,Uncategorized | 18 Comments

A resident of Jordan, MN, Wally Huss, age 87, passed away peacefully Monday, May 9, 2016, at Oak Terrace Senior Living in Jordan. Wally lived his entire life by the three “f’s”…Family, Farming and Faith.

The family will greet guests on Friday, May 13, from 4-8 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation, Jordan and on Saturday, May 14 starting at 9:30 am, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan. Father Timothy Yanta will preside. Wally’s eight children will be pallbearers, along with his grandchildren and two brothers as honorary bearers. He will be laid to rest at St. John Calvary Cemetery, with full military honors provided by the Jordan Vets Honor Guard.

Family was Wally’s greatest passion and accomplishment. John and Martha (Schwingler) Huss proudly announced on October 26, 1928, the birth of Wallace Joseph Huss in New Prague, MN. He was the second of nine children. Very proud of his German heritage, Wally crossed the line to the Irish side, when Wally married Mary Helen McDonald on June 23, 1956 at Jesseland Catholic Church. Together, they were blessed with eight children. Over time, Wally relished attending and supporting his children and grandchildren in their sporting activities and school events. As his children grew up, Sunday afternoons were spent playing ball, listening to old time music, taking car rides, visiting family and sharing in a special meal. As Wally became a grandpa, he was extremely proud to say (at one point) 1/10 of the St. John’s School students were his grandchildren. They brought Wally so much joy, with everyone being the favorite!

On the farm, Wally quickly learned the true meaning of hard work, dedication and the skills of survival. These were all characteristics he carried through his life. Wally grew up on the rather large farm of 210 acres in Union Hill, MN. Earlier days were filled with milking cows by hand, working the fields with horses and raising hogs, chickens and beef in order to survive and trade for other groceries the family needed. After marrying, Wally farmed in Union Hill with his brother Linus for a short time, began a new life on a farm in Jordan. Here, he devoted his life continuing to work the land his dad nurtured, now with his wife and children at his side, until retiring in 1991. Wally was proud to be able to provide for his entire family.

Wally’s life was enriched and blessed with a deep faith in God. He was taught by Catholic teachers at Union Hill Catholic School and later graduated from New Prague High School. As a young boy, Saturday morning’s he and his siblings attended religion classes. Wally served as an altar boy and was hoping to become a deacon someday. He trusted God would protect him as Wally served in the United States Army for several years, Later on in life, he proudly served on the St. John’s School Board. For about 20 years, Wally devoted his life as a custodian at St. John’s, where he loved to take care of the buildings and especially the children. After the passing of Mary on July 6, 1998, he became involved in the St. John’s choir and mission trips. Wally consistently watched the EWTN TV program. But through it all, it was his faith that molded him and how he lead by example, the reason his children and grandchildren are who they are today!  Wally always smiled, was silly in nature and loved to play practical jokes. He was especially honest, kind, compassionate, humble and unselfish…all characteristic of Jesus. A true inspiration to those he touched.

Family, farming and faith were most important. Wally to enjoyed playing Sheephead, having his back scratched, his hair combed and drinking a warm Pfeiffer Beer. After retirement, Wally enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Forever missed, Wally will forever remain in the hearts of his beloved children, Connie (Dan) Hennen, Marty (Lori) Huss, Jim (Patty) Huss, Peggy (Brad) Heitkamp, Elizabeth (Craig) Larson, Robert Huss, Barb (Al) Weierke, Patti (Tony) Schmidt; 31 Grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings: Janice Neisen, Roger (Marlys) Huss, Ludy Giesen, Marlene (Larry) Voigt, Marvin (Ev) Huss; brother-in-law, Richard (Ann) Hartman; many relatives and friends. Wally is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary; daughter-in-law, Susan Huss; parents; siblings, Carol Huss, Linus (Theresa) Huss and Margie Hartman; brothers-in-law, Ted Neisen, Gerald Giesen;  and special friend, MaryAnn Terwedo.

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Condolence from Jim & Roxanne Prokes on May 10th, 2016 1:19 pm

What a wonderful man. He will be deeply missed in the Jordan community. Our sympathies to the family.

Condolence from Deb Finn on May 10th, 2016 1:20 pm

So sorry to hear the news this morning about Uncle Wally! He was the best godfather I could have asked for! I always loved visiting the farm when I was a youngster and especially the first time I got to see a cow give birth to a calf! Even in the past year, Mom, Gary and I would enjoy visiting him at the nursing home! He always had a smile for us, and I could tell he knew who we were! Though I will greatly miss him, I know he is at peace in heaven with his beloved Mary! You will all be in our prayers this week! We plan to come back to MN for the wake and funeral!

Condolence from Susan on May 10th, 2016 5:08 pm

Dear Cousins and Family,
Uncle Wally was a loving, joyful person. I so enjoyed visiting with him and appreciated his sense of humor and his kind voice. He’s left such a wonderful legacy in his children. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Huss-Lederman

Condolence from Deb and Myron Pauly on May 10th, 2016 10:24 pm

Wally touched so many lives in Jordan over the years. He certainly has left his mark on all of us. Our prayers go out to all of you. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.

Condolence from Shelbi Deutsch on May 10th, 2016 11:37 pm

So sorry for your loss. It was great getting to know wally these last few months he always brightened my day and made sure to give me a laugh or two while at work. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from David and Denise Voigt on May 11th, 2016 9:04 am

So sorry, he was a great Uncle. Dave has many memories of visiting the farm and spending time with Uncle Wally-he will be missed.

Condolence from colleen Eischens on May 11th, 2016 9:19 am

Huss Family, my sincere sympathy to the whole family on you very dear loss.. This is Jordan’ loss and best of all it is Marys gain, they are together again. Love to you all.

Condolence from John Huss on May 11th, 2016 9:31 am

Uncle Wally was a positive, kind-hearted, happy, loving man. My heart goes out to Roger Huss—my father and Wally’s brother—and all of Wally’s family and friends.

John Huss

Condolence from –jiv on May 11th, 2016 10:06 am

To know the family of Wally Huss is to know Wally Huss. Remarkable. “Requiescat In Pace”, Mr. Huss. You have been a Faithful Servant.

Condolence from Julia Hall on May 11th, 2016 11:52 am

What a wonderful father he was as I hear the fondness you have in you heart for him, Elizabeth. Thinking of you all at this time.

Condolence from Dawn Jabs on May 11th, 2016 1:06 pm

So sorry for your loss! What a wonderful man that has a wonderful family! You all shared so much happiness and fun. Hang on to the good memories! God Bless!

Condolence from Charlene and Don Skluzacek on May 11th, 2016 1:23 pm

Don and I played cards with Wally at our house a lot. He enjoyed teasing Silver our granddaughter and Silver teased him right back. Wally also went camping with us and we played cards with him after he entered Oak Terrace. Wally will surely be missed.

Condolence from Ann Pung-Terwedo on May 11th, 2016 6:40 pm

Ann Pung-Terwedo, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I got to know Wally in his later years and the companionship and happiness he had with my mother-in-law Mary Ann Terwedo . He was a wonderful, sweet person to me and cared so much for our family. I have always felt bad when he insisted on sleeping on the living room couch during our daughter’s high school graduation weekend and when he took the time to talk to my husband, Al when he was really ill. Always a smile and willing to help. Many thoughts and memories.

Condolence from Marlys Huss on May 11th, 2016 7:21 pm

I can only echo what other people have said about Wally. He was kind, gentle, patient and had a good sense of humor. Roger will be there to offer his condolences but know that Wally will be in my prayers. Prayers also for his family. My favorite recollection is when we would come back to MN and the brothers and their wives would get together. We (the wives) would spend our time listening to the brothers reminisce about
“the good old days”. Love, Marlys

Condolence from Gretchen (Huss) Daly on May 12th, 2016 9:48 pm

I have such warm memories of Uncle Wally. I only remember him with a smile on his face. What a kind, hard working faithful person. My Huss cousins and their families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Jenny (Huss) Malecha on May 13th, 2016 11:51 am

My deepest sympathies go out to my cousins and their families. I have many fond memories of Uncle Wally. I loved Huss gatherings at the farm when I was a kid. Uncle Wally was always kind and loving. I feel blessed to be part of such a large, warm, and loving extended family. Uncle Wally and all who loved him are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Dave Chromy on May 15th, 2016 6:12 pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Huss family during this difficult time. Please take comfort in that many of your friends and family have you in their thoughts and prayers. The world is a better place because of all the lives your father touched in his 87 years.

Condolence from Jessica Keech on May 20th, 2016 7:54 pm

I enjoyed helping wally out when i worked at oak terrace he was one of the most kind helping man ive ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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