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Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Monday August 14th, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Monday August 14th, 2017

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John "Jack" W. Huesgen


John “Jack” William Huesgen, age 79 of Frankenstein, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.


Jack was born October 6, 1937, in Luystown, a son to the late Peter Jurd and Marie Anna (Gelven) Huesgen.


Jack attended Lincoln Grade School and St. Catherine’s Elementary in St. Louis before moving to Luystown and attending Linn High School.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959.  


On June 13, 1959, he was united in marriage to Alela Isabell Whiteside in Wellston, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on September 15, 2016. 


Jack was employed with Sefton Can Company in Maplewood from 1959 until 1967. He then went to work for General Motors small arms ammunition plant and on to General Motors Chevrolet Plant both located in St. Louis.  Over the years, Jack had several side jobs including owning and operating a gas station in Linn, hauling scrap metal, working at Lab Corporation and Osage Industries, and he was a limo driver. 


Jack and Alela moved back to Frankenstein permanently in 1994.  Jack enjoyed spending time with his family, working on cars as well as restoring them, and farming raising pigs, horses, cows, and chickens.


Jack was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.

Jack is survived by: two sons, John Ernest Huesgen of Linn and James Ellis Huesgen and his wife Patricia of Wentzville; three grandchildren, Carmen Marie Huesgen, Shania Alela Huesgen and Samuel Ellis Huesgen; two great grandchildren, Payton William Kruse and William Joseph Britton; a brother-in-law, Gene Vocks; and a sister-in-law, Jane Huesgen.

In addition to his parents and spouse, Jack was preceded in death by: two brothers, Ellis Huesgen and Carl Wayne Huesgen; and a sister, Joan Vocks.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant.  Military Honors will be held after the Mass of Christian Burial.  Private family interment will be held at a later date.


Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church.


Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com


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Mom and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Jackie. So many wonderful memories.
He was loved by many and will be missed by more.
Our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
Gigi and Bonnie

so sorry for your loss Aug 14 2017 12:00 AM

What an amazing man your Jack was! Glad we got to meet him last summer when taking Payton to him after a visit w/ us. Our prayers are with all of you as you walk this uncharted path. He's left a wonderful legacy for your family. Many have been blessed because of his life.

Paul and Lana Kruse Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

Was so sorry to hear about Jacks passing...Didnt get to spend much time with him over the years but still enjoy it when I did..My thoughts and prayers are with the family...God Bless ,,Anita Robinson...

Anita Robinson Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies, Carmen and Peyton. We send our prayers.

Pat and Linda Kress Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

Jimmy, We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ you & your family. I pray for peace & comfort for you & that you would find courage to face the days ahead as you hold tight to the awesome memories you have of your dad! He was a great man & a very kind hearted individual. We were glad we had the opportunity to meet him years ago.

Kris King & Stephanie Binder Aug 12 2017 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family.

Gary and Karen Hunt Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM


My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Kayla, Layne, Nicholas, and Montana Smith

Kayla Britton Smith Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

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With our deepest sympathy and all our love Christy, Cindy & Lisa (The Huesgen Girls)

Expression of Sympathy Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy for the family. Jack was such a pleasant person to know. He will be missed greatly.

Joyce Crawford Aug 10 2017 12:00 AM

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