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Richard Bruce Huhtala


September 19, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Richard Bruce Huhtala, 66, of Green Bay, Wis., passed away Tuesday evening Sept. 11, 2018, at a Milwaukee hospital.

Rick was born May 26, 1952, in Wakefield, Mich., the son of Arne and Jane (McCorry) Huhtala.

Rick graduated from Ewen High School in 1970. He spent most of his adult life in sales.

Not only was Rick at his best when he was at work, but also when helping family and friends. In his younger years, he was an excellent skier both on the slopes and on water. He enjoyed walking, the Green Bay Packers, three-egg brownies and his La-Z-Boy.

He will be missed by Sharon Huhtala and their children Ryan (Jenna) Huhtala, Abby (Chris) Gezella, and Ron (Libby) Whiton; and grandchildren, Cruz Huhtala, Andrew and Olivia Gezella, Carly and Rex Whiton. Further survivors include siblings, Susie (Cliff) Anderson, John (Ginny) Huhtala, Bonnie Smith and Gary (Wanda) Huhtala; nieces and a nephew, Sondra (Bill) Douglass, Teresa (Blaine) Brunette, Cheryl (Mike) Mettler, Troy (Janice) Huhtala and Kristi (Jim) Young; and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Cane Funeral Home in Bruce Crossing, Mich., on Saturday, Sept. 22, with Steven Washburn officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, followed by a short service at 11 a.m.

The Cane Funeral Home of Bruce Crossing is assisting the family.


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