Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Hill of Zion Cemetery, rural Orient at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. A luncheon will be held on Thursday immediately following the service at the Greenfield United Methodist Church.
Open Visitation: Will be held at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield on Wednes from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the Jack Huddleson memorial fund to be established at a later date.
Ernest Henry “Jack” Huddleson was born February 26, 1921, the son of Joseph H. and Mary E. (Maas) Huddleson in Spaulding, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Fontanelle, Iowa, at the age of 95.
Jack attended country school graduating 8th grade from Lincoln Township School #5 in Union County, Iowa. His school is preserved at the historical park in Creston. On December 21, 1941, he was united in marriage to Mildred Bowerbank in Grant City, Missouri. (They later divorced.) Jack farmed until 1955 when he started bridge construction. Later he built concrete panel silos and helped erect the one at the Grand Junction, IA Farm Progress Show. Jack started his own poured concrete silo business and in 1971, built his first silo on his son, Charles’ farm. In 1980, he and second wife, Betty Rosenbaum were divorced. Jack moved to Bremen, AL about 35 years ago, where he raised calves, then Boar goats, and lastly sheep up until he retired, about 5 years ago. Jack had a strong interest in politics. He was very interested in whatever his kids and grandkids were doing and in later years Jack enjoyed eating and drinking healthy
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Hepker and Evelyn Conley; a brother, Earl (Pete) Huddleson; four brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, two sons, James at birth and Harry (“Casey”) in 2013; a daughter, Shirley (lived 12 days); and a grandson, Randy Treadaway.
He is survived by his children, Charles Huddleson and wife Monica of Orient, Dixie Shinkle and husband John of Orient, Ernest “Cork” Huddleson Jr. and wife Tommie of Bremen, Alabama and Roxann Huddleson of Santa Ana, California; sister, Creola Blackwell of Creston; daughter-in-law, Donna Huddleson of Bremen, Alabama; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.