Harold L. Hughes
Harold L. Hughes, age 91, of 1025 Catherine Drive died on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Blessing Hospital.
Harold was born May 5, 1925 in Leonard, MO a son of Charles S. and Sidney E. (Shoemaker) Hughes.
He married Ann Leserer in Bad Mergentheim, Germany on July 24, 1948 while he was serving in the U.S. Army. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2014.
Harold was a graduate of Leonard Missouri High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 31st Infantry Division in the Far East and in Germany with the G-2 Military Police.
From 1957 until 1979 he worked at Packaging Corporation of America, he then worked at Huck Fixture Company until his retirement May 6, 1991. He was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.
Survivors include his TWO SONS: Henry Hughes and his wife Carolyn of Scottsdale, AZ and Harold C. Hughes and his wife Kathy of Peoria, IL; TWO BROTHERS, Chester Hughes of Macon, MO and Leonard S. Hughes of Blackstone, VA;
FIVE GRANDCHILDREN and Six Great-Grandchildren along with nieces and nephews also survive.
Harold was also preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers Charley L., William B., Albert N. and Ernest R. Hughes, 4 sisters, Bessie L. Sandford, Charlotte Hughes Lola F. Hughes and Dorothy E. Boening.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.
Interment with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday morning prior to the funeral mass from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Blessing Foundation for HOSPICE or to the Blessing Cancer Center.
Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in care of the funeral arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com
Diane and Kent Andrew
- To Harold's family.
We were neighbors to your mom and dad for a couple of years when they lived on Spruce St. Your parents were the sweetest couple. We only lived close to them a short time, but we saw them often out in the community. They will be greatly missed .
- I loved working with Mr. Hughes. It was a great honor to help provide for him. Sending love and prayers to the Hughes family.
- I loved seeing Harold in Hy-vee. He would always say, "there's trouble,". He was one of the sweetest men I have ever met. God bless you, Harold.