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Gary Huisman

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THE STORY:

Gary Thomas Huisman, born October 23, 1943, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2016, in Cottonwood, Arizona.  He was originally from South Sioux City, Nebraska, and a longtime resident of Eugene, Oregon.  Gary loved his family.  Gary, 73, is survived by his two sons, Jeffrey Huisman (Staci) of Phoenix, Arizona; Ryan Huisman of Springfield, Oregon; and their mother, Mary Jo Stephenson Huisman.  He is also survived by two older brothers, Dennis Huisman (Kay) of Hinton, Iowa;  and Gene Huisman (Louise) of Clute, Texas.  Gary was preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret Schumacher Huisman and Thomas Andrew Huisman;  and his sisters, Vivian Hamar and Shirley Greene.

 

Gary proudly served in the Navy as a Seabee in Vietnam.  He was a dedicated salesman at Graybar Electric and Oregon Leather for thirty-seven years.  An avid woodworker, he also enjoyed building military models, reading military history, and gardening.  He was a lifelong fan of Big Red Nebraska Corn Huskers football.

 

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Gary Thomas Huisman can donate to the Pat Tillman Foundation at https://www.crowdrise.com/gary-huisman or mail in a donation to 217 North Jefferson Street – Suite 602, Chicago, IL  60661.

 

Honorary pallbearers are friends of Gary “Uke” Huisman from US Navy MCB9: 

Page “AP” Schultz, Wally “Buzz” Sheak, Dick “Eyes” Casoli, Jim “Beaner” Denham, and Bob “Goose” Cabral.

 

A military service will be held in Roseburg, Oregon, at the Roseburg National Cemetery at a later date.  A celebration reception will follow in Eugene, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Ashley

    $150

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    $25

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Mary Sue and Stoner family

Mary Sue and Stoner family

DONATION: $25

In memory of Gary and tribute to his wonderful family 2 years ago

Ashley

Ashley

DONATION: $150

In condolence and memory of Gary Huisman 2 years ago