Huff, John S., M.D. Age 85 of Bloomington, formerly of Edina, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. John is preceded in death by his loving wife Mary, sisters Anne and Dorothy, and parents Al and Emma. He is survived by brother, Al and sister, Florence; children, Steve (Brenda), Sue (Greg) Jerve, Jim (Lois), Kathy (Gary) Manthey, Mike (Kathy), Dave, Barb (Jay) Trombley, and Bob (Susie). He is survived by 17 grandchildren including Anndee, Jessie and Kayla Huff, Michael Manthey, Laura Greening, Paul and Annie Huff, Brittney Whalen, Kaylin Huff, Alex and Ryan Jerve, Noah and Nathan Huff, Devin and Jack Russell, Bennett and Emma Huff. John is also survived by one great-grand-child, Effie Manthey. John began his humble beginnings in a sod house in North Dakota. Just before the great depression began, the family moved to Madelia, MN where John attended school in a one room school house. He graduated in 1945 from Truman High School. He went to college at St. Olaf College in Northfield and finished up his pre-med studies at the U of MN. He graduated from medical school in 1953 and went into otolaryngology (ENT). He became an assistant professor at the U of MN medical school, co-authored several books and wrote numerous journal articles. John joined ENT Associates where he practiced medicine for 42 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, spending much of his free time with family and relatives. John loved music and sang for years in the Augsburg Masterworks Chorale. He was active in many professional and community organizations. Active in retirement, John spent winter months teaching elementary students how to ski at the Hyland Ski Area in Bloomington. In the summers, he volunteered as a 'maverick' for Holden Village, Lake Chelan, WA. Memorials may be made out to Holden Village, Community of the Cross Lutheran Church Capital Improvement Fund or the Hyland Ski Area Scholarship Fund. Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Commu- nity of the Cross Lutheran Church, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington, MN. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, July 25 from 5-8 pm and one hour before the service on Saturday. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Published on July 24, 2014

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