Weldon Huska, 88, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at The Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings.
Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church and continues one hour prior to the funeral. Burial is at Memorial Hill Cemetery in Lake Benton.
Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Lake Benton.
Weldon Wilfred Huska was born to Ferdinand Wilfred and Phillis Hird (McKinney) Huska on Dec. 20, 1924, in Brookings. He was raised on the farmstead near Aurora in Brookings County, where he attended elementary school and later attended high school in Sioux Falls. In 1942, Weldonís family moved to a farm in Drammen Township of Lincoln County, Minn. Upon completion of his education, he helped his father on the farm. On June 15, 1947, he married Madalyn Cyriacks at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Lake Benton, Minn.
Following their marriage, they lived and farmed in Drammen Township. In 1970, Weldon began working as a federal crop insurance adjuster in addition to his farming. When he retired from farming in 1991, he and Madalyn moved into Lake Benton.
He continued as a crop adjuster until 1995. Weldon resided the past two months at the Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings.
Weldon was baptized and confirmed on April 4, 1947, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Lake Benton. He served the congregation through his roles as both secretary and elder throughout his years there and was a member of the Menís Club.
He also served on the Lake Benton School Board. Besides his enjoyment for farming, he also liked to travel, including winter trips to Arizona, playing cards, playing softball, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Madalyn Huska of Lake Benton, Minn.; four children, James (Phyllis) Huska of Lake Mills, Wis., Dale (Marcia) Huska of Yuma, Ariz., Dean (Gayle) Huska of Woodbury, Minn., and Colette (George) Fish of Fosston, Minn.; his daughter-in-law, Barbara (the Rev. Ronald) Raddatz of Shawano, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a sister, Wanda (Bill) Mildice of Logandale, Nev.; as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, the Rev. Craig Huska who died in 1979.
Online registry and condolences may be found at www.hartquistfuneral.com.