In memory of

Jerald "Jerry" Huss

January 9, 1947 - November 15, 2017
From: Lake View, IA
Jerald "Jerry" Huss

Jerald "Jerry" Huss

Born: January 9, 1947
Died: November 15, 2017
Age: 70
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Jerald (Jerry) L Huss, age 70, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA with his family and friends by his side after a long journey of ups and downs with his health.  Jerry was born on January 9, 1947 to John and Maxine Huss in Boone, IA, where he attended and graduated from Boone High School.  After school, Jerry went on to serve in the National Guard and worked for the Iowa Highway Commission.

   In 1967, while working on the road, Jerry met the love of his life, Sue.  Sue was a waitress at a restaurant that Jerry was eating at.  Lucky for him, the weather got bad, and Jerry had a cool car, so he offered Sue a ride home, and then on November 27, 1969, they were married in Monticello, IA.  Jerry and Sue were blessed with three daughters: Lisa, Lynda and Pam.

  Jerry and his family made their home in Lake View, where they bought a local furniture store.  In the first few years of owning Huss Furniture, Jerry got certified in appliance repair as well as flooring.  In 1979, Jerry got certified as an EMT and worked for Sac County for 38 years.  Having the ability to help people in a time of need was very important to him.  As years went by, Jerry and Sue became Licensed Emergency Foster Parents, and opened their home to 17 children. 

  Jerry discovered that he had an interest in politics, and he became a member of the city council in Lake View and served for over 25 years.  People knew that Jerry believed in bettering Lake View and would never back down from what he believed was the best solution, even if it was the less popular road.  He always stood firm and was heard.  He served on several committees throughout his lifetime and up until his death.  Councilmen Huss was always ready to hear residents concerns and ideas.  His main goal to keep Lake View thriving and for it to be an amazing place to live, never changed.

   Jerry loved cars and over the years he bought and restored several hot rods.  He loved taking rides in his “cool cars” around the lake with Susie.  He also enjoyed taking his family for motorcycle rides and as time went by, it became a bond between Jerry and his son-in-law.  Jerry never stopped learning new skills and began to learn how to build slot cars.  His grandchildren and family enjoyed racing them with him every chance they could get.  Jerry also loved to travel, Nascar and music. 

  Jerry had overcome many obstacles with his health over the years.  He showed his family what true courage and strength was from not giving up.  Jerry loved to be with his family, who meant the world to him.  He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  He enjoyed putting smiles on everyone’s faces.  Jerry’s jokes, family dinners and caring personality will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. 

   Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Susie; daughter Pam Huss-Brauckman; grandchildren: Krystal, Jake (Cassandra), Emily (Fiancé Tyler), Zach and Lisa; great-grandchildren: Nevaeh, Kyler, Kynlie and Lennox.

   Jerry was preceded in death by his daughters: Lisa Huss and Lynda Schachtner; son-in-law Jerry Brauckman; parents and life long best friend Mike Scott.



SERVICES

11:00 a.m., Tuesday
November 21, 2017
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

VISITATION
5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday
November 20, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
“Sue, Pam and family members,You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Jerry and Linda.May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace. Remember the good times and think of the reunion they are having with Lisa and grandparents.Know they are pain free and are at peace.”
- Mary Lange
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.”
- Tim & Tamy Galbraith
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“Sue, Pam and family, so sorry about Jerry, the stories he could tell a person made it very hard to walk away from him. He will be missed by many people. You have our prayers.
Mike and Marla Meister”
- Marla Meister
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:24 PM
“Susie, I am so sorry for what your family is going through right now. Please accept by deepest condolences and prayers to your whole family.”
- Carolyn Carnes
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:38 AM
“i love you so much grandpa and i hope its good up there in heaven. Love you, R.I.P”
- Lisa Brauckman
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:38 AM
“I'm thankful to have met him before he passed. Hang in there guys. You will get through all this!”
- Debbie H.
Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9:37 AM
“Iím so sorry Susie, and family. You and your family at in my thoughts and prayers ”
- Jamie Pierce
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11:53 AM
“Sue and family...I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a long, difficult road for you but God will guide you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻”
- Fern Langbein
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:23 PM
“U did a lot as city councilman & businessman so u Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie "tuna" schnirring
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“Sue, so sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to you and your family”
- Bill & Becky Ahrens
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“So sorry to hear this sad news for your family! Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you all!!”
- Brenda Thompson (Lamaak)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:25 AM
“My deepest sympathy Susie to you and you're family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- John & Teresa Drilling
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:14 PM
“My sympathy's to the family for loosing such a fine business man, council man, family man and a devoted citizen of Lake View.
May the family find the strength needed at this time surrounded by family and friends.”
- Steven Druivenga
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:14 PM
“So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. We knew Jerry so many years ago and remember him working with my brother Jack McConnell. Jerry was with Jack when he died. Comfort to you.”
- Darlene McConnell Swanson
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