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John "Jack" W. Huesgen

October 6, 1937 — August 10, 2017

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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Visitation

Monday, August 14, 2017

1:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

1665 Highway C, Bonnots Mill, MO 65016

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 14, 2017

Starts at 3:00pm (Central time)

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

1665 Highway C, Bonnots Mill, MO 65016

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