Bruce K. Huddle – Lamont

Bruce K. Huddle, 86, of Lamont, Iowa, died peacefully surrounded by his family, on Monday morning, December 27, 2021, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont, with Pastor Mike Yager officiating.
Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.
Final Resting Place: Hirstein Cemetery, Morton, Illinois at a later date.
Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Homes, Winthrop & Lamont, are assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials will be direct to housing for our military troops.
Condolences may be directed to: 950 North Park Avenue, Chatham, IL 62629.
Online obituary at

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing and masks are suggested at the visitation and service.

Bruce Kendrick Huddle was born on April 7, 1935, in College Springs, Iowa, the son of Gettes Loren & Pansy Joanna (McCroskey) Huddle. Bruce graduated from high school in Columbia Heights, Minnesota and continued his education at a technical college. He joined the U.S. Air Force and then continued his service in the Air National Guard following his active-duty service. Bruce met Maxine Jorgensen and they were married on June 29, 1965, in Rockford, Illinois. They lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin until moving to Morton, Illinois in 1969. Bruce was a sales representative for the Chicago Rivet Company in several mid-western states. Following the death of Maxine, Bruce moved to Lamont, Iowa in 2005. Bruce married Loretta Abraham on February 22, 2008, in Texas, where they wintered.

Bruce was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont, the Lamont American Legion and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Peoria, Illinois where he helped patrol the Illinois River.

Bruce is survived by his Wife: Loretta Abraham Huddle of Independence;
3 Daughters: Teresa (Mike) Good of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota,
Carole (Michael) Garbett of Pawnee, Illinois and
Cathy (James) Chandler of Chatham, Illinois;
4 Grandchildren: Jacob Garbett,
Kaitlyn Garbett,
Audrey Chandler &
Autumn Chandler;
2 Sisters: Beverly Joan Goransson of Enkoping, Sweden &
Mary Gayle Huddle of Hudson, Wisconsin and
Nieces: Inger (Sten) Sollenberg,
Eva (Lars) Eriksson,
Nephews: Philip (Jennifer) Crawford &
Douglas Crawford.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.

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