Harley Rupert L. "Huck" passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2004 surrounded by his loving family and his devoted wife, Edith. Huck & Edie shared 57 years of marriage and celebrated the joy of their four children, Susan Nordvall (Craig), Kevin (Wendy), Sandra Erickson and Kristin Harley (John Akre). Together they enjoyed their grandchildren, Wendy Holder (Sean), Brandon Harley (Kim), Travis Harley (Shannon), Jessica Erickson, Tommy Wicklander, Joshua Nordvall (Hannah), Jacob Nordvall and Jeffery Harley; great-grandchildren, Shana, Turner, Lynzey and Baby Holder, and great-great-granddaughter, Brianna. Huck is remembered by many other dear family members & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, two brothers; his grandson, John Lee Dickinson, and other loved ones. Born on October 10, 1920, Huck grew up on the family farm in Boyceville, WI. In 1930, the family moved to St. Paul. Huck graduated from Mechanic Arts, and became a journeyman sheet metal worker and a lifelong member of Sheet Metal Local #10. From 1942- 1945, Huck served in the 40th Combat Engineer Group, completing tours of duty in Sicily, Naples, Rome, southern France, the Rhineland, central Europe and North Africa. In 1947, Huck & Edie were married and they raised their children in North St. Paul. There were many happy times, with road trips, camping, card games, dancing, holiday celebrations and the life milestones of their family. Huck will be remembered for his kind, accepting heart, humbleness, strong faith, integrity and sense of humor. He was always thoughtful of others and touched the souls of everyone he met. He will be in our hearts forever. Service Friday, 11 AM at the COMMUNITY OF THE CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 10701 Bloomington Ferry Rd., Bloomington. Visitation Thursday, 4-8 PM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E. 7th Ave., N. St. Paul, and one hour before service Friday at church. Interment National Cemetery. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Sandberg Family F.H. 651-777-2600

Published on April 21, 2004

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