Amor Charles Huff

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nov. 30, 1925-Aug. 9, 2010

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Amor Charles Huff died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Nebraska Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Omaha. He was 84 years old.

Amor was born on Nov. 30, 1925, at McCook to Henry Boyd and Ohna Emelia (Wedepohl) Huff. He attended Peace Lutheran parochial school and McCook High School, until November of 1943 when he enlisted in the United States Navy. Amor was honorably discharged in 1946, at the end of World War II, after serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters aboard USS LST 548.

On Jan. 27, 1945, Amor married Minnie Marie Hoschouer at Marysville, Kansas. To this union five children were born. They made their home in McCook, where Amor delivered milk for, and eventually co-owned, Ernst Dairy. He delivered for Roberts Dairy and Huffs Home Delivery after the sale of Ernst. He also worked several years for the Southwest Area Training Schools, after selling the dairy. Being an avid gardener, and enjoying yard work, Amor performed lawn and yard service for several families after his retirement from Southwest Area Training Schools.

Amor was a devoted member of Peace Lutheran Church, serving as Elder, and volunteering many hours of time caring for the grounds, making calls on members, and assisting those in need of care. In his free time, Amor most enjoyed fishing and caring for his beloved chickens.

Preceding him in death were his wife Minnie; his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Carlton and Marilyn Budde; and one brother, Howard Huff.

Survivors include his son, Allen Huff and wife, Jean, of Sutherland; four daughters, Charlene and husband, Gene Wegener, of Bellevue, Talana and husband, Martin Roy, of Overton, Becky and husband, Dan Beirow, of Minden and Nancy and husband, Randy Brant, of Columbus; two brothers, Virgil "Dutch" Huff, and wife Jean, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Robert Huff, and wife Jean, of Pensacola, Florida; one sister-in-law, Shirley Huff of McCook, and one brother-in-law, Conrad Budde, of Washington State; one former sister-in-law, Verna Barnett of McCook; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be given, in his name, to KNGN Radio or Peace Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Albertson officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska, at 2:30 p.m.

Visitation is today until 5 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m.

Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.