In Memory of

Andrew Michael Huffman

September 11, 1976 - March 24, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Andrew Michael Huffman

Andrew Michael Huffman

Born: September 11, 1976
Died: March 24, 2018
Age: 41

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In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.

Andrew Michael Huffman, the son of Michael and Lynn (Zahrt) Huffman, was born September 11, 1976 in Spencer, IA.  He was the oldest of six children.  He graduated from Spencer High School in 1995 and spent his adult years employed in Spencer.

     Andy was an avid sports fan and was especially devoted to the Chicago Bears, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  His choice of clothing always showed his support for these teams.  Andy had a contagious smile and he always knew how to make others laugh.  Andy spent his childhood outdoors with his friends and family.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing and playing baseball.  He loved to go on family vacations having visited numerous baseball and football stadiums.

     Andy had a deep love for his family, especially for his five younger sisters. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend.

     Andy passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 41.  He was preceeded in death by his sister, Katie Ann; his grandparents: Harry Huffman and Darwin and Ann Zahrt; his uncle, Curtis Zahrt; and his cousin, Abby Jo Zahrt.

     Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Mike and Lynn Huffman of Spencer; his sisters: Kerri Robinson of Cedar Falls, Kristena (Jeff) Oviatt of Willmar, MN, Kelsie Baccam of Spencer and Kourtney (Philip) Oviatt of Spencer; nephews: Maddox, Dylan, Zachary, Myles and Carver Andrew; nieces:  Isabella, Harper, Jayda, Emersyn, Baylie and Breckyn; grandmother, Lorrie Huffman of Spencer; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

      BEAR DOWN!

SERVICES
Memorial Services will be held 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
CASKET BEARERS
HONORARY BEARERS:

Kerri Robinson
Kristena Oviatt
Kelsie Baccam
Kourtney Oviatt
VISITATION
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.
MUSIC
"On Eagle's Wings"
By Sid Fitch

"God Loves Me Dearly"
By The Congregation

ORGANIST: Kristin Kaldahl
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

A time of fellowship will be held at the First English Lutheran Church immediately following the graveside services.

Condolences

Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 9:26 PM
“Dear Huffman Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one Andrew. I know this is a very difficult time for your family, and there's very little anyone can say that would soothe the pain you feel. However, I just wanted to let you know that your family is in my prayers. May our loving Heavenly Father, whose name is Jehovah, bring you true and lasting comfort by means of his word the Bible. He has given us a trustworthy promise, that in the near future he will eliminate death and pain forever, and reunite us with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection on a paradise earth. (Revelation 21:3,4; John 5:28,29) May the God of tender mercies comfort and ease your pain day by day by means of this precious and trustworthy hope. My deepest sympathy to you: https://www.jw.org/finder?srcid=share&prefer=content&applanguage=E&locale=en&item=pub-imv_4_VIDEO&docid=1011214”
- Khrystalle Harris
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 12:15 PM
“Dear Huffman Family, We send our deepest condolences to all of you during this time. May God forever hold you in His loving arms and give you peace. Joe and Fran LeClair”
- Fran LeClair
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:46 AM
“Lynn, Mike and family there are no words that can ease your pain at this time. I am truly sorry for your loss. There is a new angel in the family and he is in wonderful company. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you”
- Denise Sulak
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:42 AM
“My deepest sympathy to Andy's family and friends. As one of my little brothers (Matt O'Brien) best buddies, I remember the fun and laughter they had together over the years. Andy always had a smile for me when I saw him and I'm so sorry to learn of his passing. From all of the O'Briens, we send you our love and prayers and our deepest condolences. ”
- Mary Ann O'Brien
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:38 AM
“So sorry for your loss in out thoughts and prayers
- Greg
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:12 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you during this difficult time. ”
- Kristin (Meyer) Kroesche
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 4:36 PM
“Sympathy to all of Andy's family and friends. I knew Andy through work at FNGP and we were also in Fantasy Football together. He was a great person and I'm glad I got to know him. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.”
- Teresa Bunting
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:36 AM
“When I moved to Spencer in 2001 Andy was one of the first people I met here and became friends. He always had something positive to say when things where not going your way. Andy will be missed by me and everyone he touched.”
- Dennis Schrum
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:52 AM
“My deepest condolences to Lynn, Mike & Family. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Love, Kathy ”
- Kathy Johnston Robinson
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:52 AM
“I'm saddened to hear of Andy's passing. We shared many memories over the years, he always made me laugh. Kind soul, sweet friend. Prayers to the family.”
- Heather Gustoff
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:51 AM
“Sorry for your loss H, Lynn and family. He was a great kid!”
- Todd Roskens
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:06 PM
“Mike and Lynn we are sorry for your loss. Andy was a great guy always happy and smiling. Greg really enjoyed golfing with him and talking to him about the DA BEARS and Hawkeyes . My the God Bless you and your family”
- Cindy Evans & Greg Foote
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:06 PM
“Huffman family, I'm so sorry to hear about Andy's passing. He was a great guy who made everything fun. He will be missed by so many. Sending prayers to everyone. ”
- Jamie Sindt Inman
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:46 PM
“In high school, Andy has always been very kind and I always knew that no matter what happened, Andy would watch over some people. He always brought that big smile and shared the laughter. He will be missed and remembered fondly with a smile and a chuckle. My hearts and thoughts with you.”
- Kristine (Dach) Gile
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM
“My thoughts and prayers for the Huffman family. I knew Andy since being seated next to him in the 1st grade. Andy never failed to entertain and seemed to always be smiling or laughing. I can imagine that he was a very fun uncle to his nieces and nephews.”
- Stefanie Marshall Ramsey
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM
“I was shocked to hear of Andy's passing. I have not seen him since a high school basketball playoff game but when we talked it was like old times again! When I heard the news so many memories came rushing back from causing trouble, fighting as kids together, running around the neighborhood and many more but most of all the fun times that we shared growing up! The memories will last for ever and every time I hear his name a smile comes over my face. I will truly miss my friend and my apologies go out to the Huffman family who has always treated me like family!”
- Brian Wagner
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM
“I can't think of a time that Andy wasn't a part of my life. Through Sunday school at FELC, Confirmation classes and school, he always had a smile for me. Younger years were filled with mischief at church, parties and pranks. Later years brought card games, watching football and drinking beer. No matter what crazy thing came out of his mouth, I always had and always will have love for Andy. Rest easy, my friend.”
- Holly Hinds Miller
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:32 AM
“Thru life u meet alot of people, make friends,sometimes u get to know some of those friends they become family,Andy definitely fits in this catagory for me,gonna miss watching hawkeye sports with him,or him giving me a hard time bout being a falcons and cubs fan (which he was very good at doing by the way),miss golfing with him,all the laughs. My heart goes out to the Family,as u have lost a giant. Rest easy,I sure am gonna miss u brother”
- Josh Smith
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:31 AM
“Mike, Lynn and family,
We're all devastated by the loss of your beloved Andy. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are to you and your entire family. Take solace in knowing Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has plans for Andy. He'll continue to smile onto us all.
Love,
Jan and Anne Johnson”
- Jan and Anne Johnson
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:05 AM
“Mike ,Lynn and family our sympathy for loss of Andy We prayer for you May God Bless Tom & Ann Myers
- Ann Myers
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“I am so deeply sorry to hear that we lost Andy. I have so many memories of us as little kids running in our neighborhood pack on 13th Ave West. Andy was always making us laugh with his enthusiasm for life—sprinkled with a healthy dose of mischief! My heart goes out to the entire Huffman family. I imagine Katie welcoming him home, with much to catch up on.”
- Angela Bohnenkamp
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:34 AM
“My deepest condolences to Andy's family and close friends. So sorry to hear about the news. As many mentioned, he always had a smile on his face and made myself and so many other SHS classmates laugh. ”
- Jeremy Haack
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:34 AM
“Sorry for the loss guys Andy was awesome”
- Adam Flannegan
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 8:34 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends!”
- Julie Egdorf
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:35 PM
“Mike, Lynn and Family. I am truly sorry for your loss! Andy was a very good man. I will never forget him coming to my house and watching Bears games!!! He was amazing with my girls and I know they love him very much, as do I. I'm very thankful for all the great memories I have in my heart for Andy, but he will be missed so very much. You all are in my prayers!! ❤❤”
- Rachel Johnson
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM
“Dear Lynn and Mike, Kerri, Tena, Kelsie, and Kourtney ~ My heart goes out to you as you grieve the untimely death of Andy. A shock like this is very hard to bear. May God give you strength to move forward each day. Know that God sorrows with you and feels your pain. God's loving arms welcomed Andy home and those arms surround all of you with love and comfort. Hugs and Prayers ~”
- Onalee Wright
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM
“Lonnie and Mike, I am so sorry, I just heard about Andy! I'm so sorry foe your lost! May good stay close to all of you during this time! Lynn take care of yourself I love you all so much! ❤️❤️❤️”
- Debbie Arrowood Marlow
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 3:04 PM
“My friendship with Andy began in 7th grade and I was fortunate enough to have him in my life all the years sense. I've been blessed with so many great memories from him and I thank him for that. Andy was more then a friend, he was a brother. We got into mischief together, we cried together, but most of all we laughed together, a lot! I'll forever have a hole in my heart from the thought of never getting to spend time with my friend, but again grateful for the memories of him. I know he's probably trying to pull a fast one on someone in heaven and making his sister Katie laugh. All my thoughts and prayers to the Huffman family, you're such an amazing family. Love ya Huff, you'll be missed. Bear down ”
- Sam Johnson
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:29 PM
“I was shocked to hear of Andy's passing. We had a lot of great times going way back to high school and starting out working together at Supervalu. Andy was one of a kind and will not ever be forgotten. Some of my best memories of my younger years include Andy. We always had an awesome time!
He will be sorely missed by many of his friends and family!”
- Travis Kennedy
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:29 PM
“Sorry for ur loss praying for u ”
- Jessica elg
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:07 PM
“So sorry for your loss Huffman family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Tom and Erin
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:07 PM
“Thinking of you all and sending heartfelt sympathy and prayers.”
- Kathy Anderson Brees
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:07 PM
“I went to school with Andy and I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences. ”
- Carrie Nolting - Kakac
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:49 PM
“Lynn, Mike and Family—So sorry to hear about Andy. Our thought and prayers are with all of you! Kim and Reynold Peterson”
- Kim Peterson
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:49 PM
“My memories of Andy are all of his smiling, jovial nature. He will be truly missed. I am so very sorry and offer prayers of strength, comfort, and peace to all of your family.”
- Stacey Halling-Caskey
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:49 PM
“Andy was a very good childhood friend of mine and the news of his sudden passing over the weekend was shocking. My heart goes out to his family and close friends, many of whom are also good childhood friends of mine. Andy and I grew apart as the years went on and the miles between us increased, but I continue to have many wonderful and fond memories of the times we spent together. After nearly 30 years I still often recount the day Andy and I spent together on the ski hill in Cherokee, bringing many smiles and laughs from me and those hearing the story. Andy will be missed, but the smiles and laughter he brought to all of us will live on in these memories. ”
- Tom Orrison
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:34 PM
“Very sorry to hear about Andy’s sudden passing this weekend. I didn’t know him extremely well but I have played darts with him over the years and he has participated in our Jaycees Triathlon golf fundraiser many times. He was always fun to talk to and seemed like a good guy. You are in our thoughts with his loss. ”
- Paul Daniels
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:33 PM
“Our families thoughts and prayers go out to yours. I worked with Andy at my first job at the Spencer SuperValu, and he was a great mentor for me. I'll miss our wonderful talks about sports and how I was wrong about everything. Andy will be greatly missed.”
- Ryan C. Odor
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:33 PM
“Shocked to learn of your sudden loss. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to your family at this time of sadness. God Bless. ”
- Barbara Workman-Schneider
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 12:33 PM
“Mike, Lynn, and family,
Sending so many prayers for peace and so much love to all of you! Praying that you feel Gods arms around you in these hard days and weeks ahead. Love to all of you! ”
- Rose Fear
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:11 AM
“Our condolences to your family so sorry for your loss”
- Shannon & Steve McAllister
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:16 AM
“I am so sorry and shocked he's a good kid in a good ball player great St Louis Cardinals fan my heart goes out to the whole family and friends”
- Billy Brennan
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10:16 AM
“Mike, Lynn and family - My heartfelt condolences to all of you.”
- Gina Ean
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