April 9, 1933 – Monday, August 6, 2012
Peever Lutheran Church in Peever, SD
Saturday, August 11th, 2012
AT THE FAMILY’S RESIDENCE
Friday, August 10th, 2012
Arlo Dean Huff, age 79, of Sisseton, South Dakota passed away on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.
He was born on April 9, 1933 in Summit, South Dakota the son of Leo & Hulda (Hamann) Huff.
Arlo honorably served his Country in The United States Army from May 5, 1953 to May 4, 1956. He was a Sergeant with the 4th Field Artillery Battalion. This was the last unit to ever use mules to pull artillery over rugged terrain.
Arlo D. Huff and Helen Hillberg were joined in marriage on October 5, 1973. Arlo was engaged in farming and ranching in the Drywood Lake area his whole life.
He was a member of The Hills and Valley Riding Club. Arlo loved horses and was well known for his Quarter Horse Breeding stock. He enjoyed rodeos, trail rides and wagon trains. Arlo built his own covered wagon, which he and Helen enjoyed many evening rides through the hills. He also enjoyed playing cards, spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Arlo was a School Bus Driver for the Sisseton School District for 12 1/2 years. In 2008, he and Helen were the Grand Marshals of the Peever Snoose Alley Bash. He was a member of The American Legion Post #50 in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Arlo is survived by his wife Helen Huff, Children: Arlys Daniel, of Sisseton, SD, Lorna (David) Behrns of Peever, SD, Ron (Carrie) Fleischhacker, of Eagle River, AK, Richard (Missy) Huff of Sisseton, SD, Rodney (Theresa) Huff of Aberdeen, SD, and Lila (Josh) Bjerken of Mapleton, ND. Fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and four foster daughters: Sherri, Ashley, Lindsay and Stephanie Chanku: 2 brothers: Melvin Huff Sr. of Sisseton, SD, Larry (Arlette) Huff of Mitchell, SD, and 2 sisters: Arlene (Roy) Cleveland of Sisseton, SD and Marilyn (Gene) Hortness of Gettysburg, SD.
Arlo was preceded in death by his parents: Leo and Hulda Huff.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the family’s residence at 12398 Lohre Road in Sisseton, SD.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00 am with viewing from 9:00-10:00 am at the Peever Lutheran Church in Peever, SD. Pastor Vern Donnell will officiate.
Following services, the internment will be at the Buffalo Lake Lutheran Church Cemetary.
Casket Bearers will be Jerry Daniel, Clint Behrns, Mitchell Lohre, Seth Lohre, Kegan Huff, Andrew Williams, Cameron Huff, Pat Rabenberg and Arnie Finnesand.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be the rest of Arlo’s grandchildren and great grandchildren: Michelle Behrns, Tayler Huff, Hailey Huff, Hunter Fleischhacker, Matthew Fleischhaker, Timber Fleischhaker and Jacob Bjerken, Kesha Wisenor, Alexis Wahl, Trey Wilson.
The Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with arrangements.