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Information for Robert "Carl" Huffer

4 September, 1903 - 3 Jauary, 1997

From the Idaho Statesman

January, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Robert "Carl" Huffer

    Robert "Carl" Huffer, 93, of Caldwell, died Friday, January 3, 1997, at home.  Memorial services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church in Parma.  Rev. David Kegley will officiate.  Private inurnment will precede the services in Parma Cemetery.  Services are under the direction Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Carl was born Sept. 4, 1903, in Hamburg, Iowa, to John and Nola Huffer.  In 1915, he moved to Akron, Colorado, where he finished his education and then immediately taught school for two years.  He then returned to Iowa to work for Swift and Co. and was transferred to Caldwell in 1926.  He married Doris M. Fenrich in 1928.  Carl then worked at Caldwell Ice and Cold Storage until 1943 when he and his family moved to Parma where he was a partner in the Parma Hardware for 10 years.  In 1955 he went to work for the Postal Service until he retired in 1972.  In 1978 he moved back to Caldwell.
   Carl and Doris spent the winters in Yuma, Arizona, for 12 years.  He also enjoyed traveling, bowling, camping and golf.
   Carl was a member of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Church.  He was the Parma chairman of the American Red Cross and assistant Boy Scout Master for several years.  He was also a life member of the Caldwell Elks Lodge.
  Survivors include his wife, Doris of Caldwell; a son, Ron and his wife, Betty of Chelan, Wash., a daughter, Roberta Bittick and her husband, Ken of Salmon, Idaho; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, one son, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
    Memorials may be made to the Kirkpatrick Memorial , Church, 305 112 E. Bates Ave., Parma, ID 83660; or West Valley Hospice, 1717 Arlington Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605.


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