Harold Henry Hussman age 96, of Mpls and Bella Vista, AR passed away April 25th, 2021.
Preceded in death by wife of 69 years, Jacqueline Rose, parents, Joseph and Josephine Hussman, brothers, Harry and Robert Hussman, and grandson, Douglas Hussman Jr.
Survived by daughters, Jorgette (Wally) Bistodeau, Kathryn (Hugh) Fleetham, sons, Chris (Sue) Hussman, Doug (Cindy) Hussman, grandchildren, Travis (Jill) Bistodeau, Luke (Sarah) Bistodeau, Jessica (Rob) Hamilton, Brianna (Joe) Broman, Dominic Fleetham and Tiffany Howard, Nick Hussman and John Adams, Adrienne Luedke and Alicia Bennett, Amanda Essling, Samantha Hussman, Huston Hussman, 7 great-grandchildren, Will, Asa, Ani, Shelby, Adam, Solvi and Grady.
Harold proudly served in the Army from 1944-46 in the Philippines and New Guinea as a staff sergeant/Engineer School, honorably discharged in Jan ' 46. He purchased a duplex in South Mpls owning it with his parents. He found the love of his life, Jackie, and married her in 1948, continuing to share the duplex until after the birth of their 4th child when they purchased a home of their own in Mpls. He enjoyed family life, instigating hilarious dinners, taking the kids swimming at Lake Hiawatha, annual trips to Pleasant Lake Resort, building an ice rink in the backyard, ice fishing, Cub and Boy scout leader, and camping around Lake Superior, the Black Hills, and Yellowstone, taking many photos and slides. He and Jackie enjoyed Dinner of the Month dates, card and holiday parties, travel to most of the US, including Hawaii, and staying at Farm Island Lake.
He worked for Minnegasco for 37 years, starting as a day laborer, working up to Supt. of Equipment and Transportation, and was a 30 year member of NAFA. Upon retirement, Harold and Jackie took the trip of a lifetime camping across Canada and Alaska for 3 months and continued to travel in retirement. He volunteered as a Better Business Bureau Judge for years, joined the Business Forum and on the Incarnation Parish finance committee.
He enjoyed his grandchildren, taking them to their lake place, fishing, playing games, and on one occasion, sheltering 2 of them during the 1981 Mpls tornado. In 1995,they fell in love with a home in Bella Vista, AR and decided to move. There they joined golf leagues, card clubs, Neighborhood Watch, and the "Minnesota Club. They loved hosting visits from friends and family, and made many trips back to MN, sharing holidays, family celebrations, and the month of August at family homes and cabins, where they would visit and fish for hours. Jackie passed in 2017, and 2 years later Harold returned to MN to be closer to family. He moved into Urbana Senior LIving in Brooklyn Park where he found entertainment joking and flirting with staff. He continued to attend family celebrations, "beers with the boys", and a few rounds of golf at 93.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 5th, 10:30am at Incarnation Parish, 3801 Pleasant Ave. So. Mpls, MN. Visitation Tuesday, May 4th, 4-8pm at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 Second St NE, Osseo, MN. Interment Fort Snelling.
Tuesday, May 4th 4-8PM
Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
34 2nd St. NE
Wednesday, May 5th 10:30AM
3801 Pleasant Ave S.
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