Francis Huffman

Francis Gordon Huffman, 99, of Marion died Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Funeral Services were held Monday, December 14 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Josh Hansen officiating. Burial took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Francis was born October 26, 1916 in Rossville, the son of Lee and Gladys (Leas) Huffman. He married Orpha (Peg) Buege April 6, 1936 in Missouri.
Francis was a World War II veteran. He retired in 1986 after more than 40 years in the road construction business with B.L. Anderson, Inc. He and Peg enjoyed many years at their cabin in Guttenberg and the winters they were able to spend in Texas. He also enjoyed going to the casino as well as his many friends at Village Ridge in Marion, where he had been a resident for the past nine years.
He is survived by his daughters: Patricia (Fred) Paul-Shilhanek of Cedar Rapids, Karen Sue (Dale) Simmons of Central City and Judy Rae (Carl) Gaulke of Manchester; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Orpha (Peg,) in 1997; his sisters, Imogen Montour, Betty Everman, Shirley Straate and Neva Mead; an infant brother; his brothers-in-law, Harry Straate, Leonard Serbousek, Joe Mead and Harold Everman; and his son-in-law, Darwin (Clem) Paul.