Harold F. "Bussie" Huffman (1915 - 2013)

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Harold F. "Bussie" Huffman, 98, formerly of the Freelandville area, passed on to another life at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
Born Aug. 8, 1915, near Bicknell, he was the son of William J. and Eva J. Rouse Huffman. He was the youngest of six children.
Harold was a member of the 1933 graduating class of Bicknell High School. He started his college career at Vincennes University and Indiana Business College, and upon graduation he attended Indiana University. He was employed at the Sunshine Mine in Bicknell and Allison Engineering Co. of Indianapolis.
In August 1941, he married Marjorie Wampler, and they made their life together until her death in February 1983. He served his country during World War II from October 1942 as a B-29 mechanic in the China Burma India Theater. Upon his discharge from service, he returned to Bicknell and started a career in farming. Harold loved the farm and the great outdoors, held memberships at Bethel Church of Freelandville, the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and the Lions Club of Sandborn and was an associate member of the Retired Teachers Association. He married Ruth L. Allen in February 1984, and they made their life together for more than 29 years.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth L. Allen Cullison Huffman, Seymour; a son, William (Gloria) Cullison, Seymour; grandchildren, Amy (John) Koch, William L. (Karin) Cullison Jr., John (Amy) Ashcraft and Jennifer Ashcraft; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Wampler Huffman; parents; brothers, Miles "Bud" Huffman and William "Honas" Huffman; and three sisters, Beatrice Irvin, Lucille "Tynt" Burd and Gertrude Huffman in infancy.
A funeral service will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell, with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. He will be laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Vincennes.
The family will receive friends from noon until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bicknell Library or to Bethel Church.
Online condolences can be made at duesterbergfredrick.com.
Published in Tribune from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10, 2013
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