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IN MEMORY OF Joseph Francis Huerkamp

December 1, 2010

Jody Huerkamp 
Jody Huerkamp
Funeral services were held at St. Columba Church in Iona, MN on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. with Fr. James Seitz officiating. 
1928 - Joseph Francis Huerkamp - 2010

Jody Huerkamp was born on September 25, 1928 on the family farm near Iona, Minnesota to Joseph and Rose Oberbrockling Huerkamp. He grew up on the family farm and attended St. Columba School in Iona.  On September 18, 1950, he and Luella Voss were married at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Wilmont, Minnesota. Following their marriage they farmed south of Iona for a short time before moving to farm near Garvin, Minnesota for one year. They then moved to a farm north of Iona for 17 years and later to a farm south of Iona where they now reside. On November 22, 2010, Jody moved to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton and passed away there on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the age of 82. He was a lifelong member of St. Columba Church in Iona. He also was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Jody enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, visiting with family and friends, fishing, bowling and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife Luella Huerkamp, Iona, MN; his six children and their spouses: Randal Huerkamp, of Minneapolis, MN, Dale and Eileen Huerkamp, Royalton, MN, Debra and Steve Suedbeck, Redwood Falls, MN, Rodney Huerkamp, Fulda, MN, Cynthia and Bill Conway, Rushmore, MN, and Diane Huerkamp, Little Falls, MN; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six brothers and sisters: Marie Muck, Slayton, MN, Bernadine Steffes, Glyndon, MN, Irene McGowan, El Paso, TX, Leonard Huerkamp, Slayton, MN, Marcella Chandler, Fresno, TX, and Marlene Holloway and her husband, Jim, Minneapolis, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant grandchildren: Brent and Shannon Huerkamp; three brothers: Joseph, Alvin, and Mathias, Huerkamp; and four sisters: Sr. Josette, Frances Pommier, Elizabeth Lehmann, and Rosella Manderscheid.

Funeral services were held at St. Columba Church in Iona, MN on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. with Fr. James Seitz officiating.  The organist was Sharon Lais. The song leader was Joanne Halbur.  The pallbearers were Jason Huerkamp, Nathan Huerkamp, Kyera Reams, Tanya Sobeich, Chad Huerkamp, Kurt Huerkamp, Eric Suedbeck, Dan Suedbeck, Tim Suedbeck, Brandi Huerkamp, Justin Huerkamp, Jessica Mack, Cody Conway, Heather Lokker, and Brooke Lokker. Interment is at St. Columba Cemetery, Iona, MN. Memorials may be directed to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton in charge of arrangements. To send condolences visit

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