Robert G. Huhn, 98, of Leavenworth, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at St. John Hospital. He was born Dec. 9, 1913, in Leavenworth, the son of Robert L. and Ethel (Rader) Huhn.
On June 11, 1943, he married Rosemary Kochanowski at Sacred Heart Church Rectory. She preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Elmer Huhn.
He was a life member of the Iron Workers Union, the Eagles and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Robert was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the 88th Infantry, 313th Combat Engineers during World War II in the Apennine and Po Valley engagements. Bob loved to travel and took many trips with his wife Rosemary in their RV across the United States and Mexico. They also traveled to Spain and Morocco. In his later years he could be seen with his brother, Wid, throughout Leavenworth and Lansing area “inspecting” different construction sites.
He is survived by two sons, Robert W. (Ruby) Huhn of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Richard P. (Terry) Huhn of Lansing; four grandchildren and their spouses; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Wilfred Huhn; his sisters-in-law, Eleanor Sowder and Lucille McLaughlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.