Glee I. Huey (1924 - 2015)

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Funeral services for Glee I. Huey, 90, were conducted by Pastor Kathy Kluis on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 3 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The honorary casket bearers were Glen Huey, Allen Petersen, Ralph Dent, George Sorensen, Robert Hansen, Norman Nissen, Don Robinson, and Virgil Henriksen. The casket bearers were Marlin Huey, Larry Petersen, Norlan Rasmussen, Charles Boldt, Fred Nelson, and Orin Bruhn. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Glee I. Huey, the son of Iles K. and Bessie I. (Gapen) Huey, was born Oct. 13, 1924, at his parents' home in Texsam, S.D., and died July 8, 2015, at the Friendship Home in Audubon, at the age of 90 years, 8 months, and 25 days.
Glee was baptized and confirmed at the White River Methodist Church in White River, S.D. He attended school in White River and Oto, Iowa before graduating from the Irwin High School in Irwin, with the Class of 1945. Glee then helped operate the family farm.
On March 20, 1949, he was united in marriage to Lillie Petersen at the Methodist Church in Irwin. Glee worked for his father on the Heck Farm near Irwin and then worked for Omar Antastasi north of Harlan, for a time. He later worked for Melvin Petersen east of Redline. Gaylin was born in August of 1950. In 1952 they moved to their present farm. Vickie was born in March of 1953. Farming was Glee's life. He grew row crops and loved feeding livestock. Every fall Glee would buy cattle to consume the crops he had raised and then shipped them to Omaha, Neb., where they were sold and when Omaha closed he then sold them in Dunlap. He continued to raise cattle and hogs until he retired in 2008. Glee then would help Gaylin whenever he was needed. Glee and Lillie enjoyed their home in the country. Later Glee moved to the Friendship Home in Audubon in January of 2015 when his health failed.
Glee was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Audubon. He enjoyed going to a sale of any kind where he might purchase a box full of interesting items and then spend many hours rummaging through the box to find its many hidden treasures. Glee also was a creative welder and enjoyed making different types of "art" projects.
Preceding him in death was his son-in-law Jim Nicholl, Sr.; his parents; his brother and sisters Roletta (John) Joachimsen, Ethel (Archie) Robinson, Mabel (Hiram) Dicks, Bonnie (Gerald) Vroman, Vesta Huey, Beth Huey, Myrtle Krejci, and Roy Huey; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Velma Huey, Roy Carbo, Levi Petersen, Virgil Petersen, Norma (Don) Miller and Ken Petersen.
Survivors include his wife Lillie Huey of Audubon; his children Gaylin and wife Marcia Huey and Vickie Nicholl all of Audubon; his grandchildren Brittney Huey of Hamlin, Bret (Jacque) Leymaster of Carroll, Beau (Bre) Leymaster of Leon, Bessie (Jack) Campbell of Winchester, Kan., Anita Nicholl of Omaha, Neb., Jim Nicholl, Jr. and Roylene (Rick) Bald all of Audubon, Jeaney (Rick) Peterson of Junction City, Kan., and Lisa (Craig) Miller of Ankeny; 25 great-grandchildren; his twin brother Glen Huey of Manilla; his sister Merle Carbo of Atlanta, Ga.; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Emil Krejci of O'Fallon, Mo., Sandra Huey, Allen and wife Diane Petersen, Larry and wife Dianna Petersen, Arlene Nelson, and Delores Petersen all of Audubon, and Pat Esbeck of Atlantic; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
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Audubon, IA 50025
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from July 17 to July 24, 2015