By HDN Staff
Frank Huestis, 78, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at his home of natural causes.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Havre. Cremation has taken place.
Frank was born Dec. 3, 1922, in DeSmit, S.D., to
Francis and Florence Huestis. At 4, Frank moved with his family to a farm north of Hingham High. He attended country school, then transferred to Hingham. Frank continued his education at a mechanical vo-tech school in Bozeman and Northern Montana College in Havre. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Winifred. During World War II he served in the armed forces in Germany.
On June 5, 1943, he and Margaret Walker married in Hingham. For 21 years, they farmed north of Hingham and Gildford, where their one daughter and four sons were raised. In the fall of 1968, they sold the farm and moved to Havre, where they bought and managed the Bee Motel for three years. Later, he farmed south of Harlem. A stroke caused Frank to retire in 1990, but he continued his interest in farming.
His biggest love and concern was his family. Besides his love of farming, he enjoyed hunting with his sons and friends, playing cards and camping.
He was a member of Goldstone Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, Milk River Good Sam RV club, and Havre's Eagles Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Leland in 1977; grandson, Aaron in 1993; sisters, Gay Dahlberg, Bernice Streeter, Delilah Mord; brother, Roy Huestis.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughter, Lana and her husband, Jerry Larson, of Shelby; sons, Glenn and his wife, Laurie, of Chinook, Larry and his wife, Kim, of Sheridan, Wyo., and Ray and his wife Peggy of Havre; daughter-in-law, JoWayne of Havre; sisters, Leona Faltrino, Evelyn Purkett, Inez Halter and Mildred Obie; 13 grandchildren; six grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gift of Life or the donor's choice.
Holland and Bonine Funeral Home is handling arrangements.