A memorial service for Maxine will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona with visitation 1 hour prior.
Maxine Mary Huff was born on June 15, 1930 in Centerville, IA. She was the youngest daughter of John and Edith (Prochaska) Stratton. She moved with her family to Algona in 1936. She grew up in Algona and graduated from Algona High School in 1949.
Maxine was united in marriage to Clarence Earl Huff on October 29, 1949 in Garner, IA. Together they raised their family in Algona. Maxine wrote articles for the newspaper under Dear Ann before going to work at Trinity Lutheran Church as the church secretary for 39 years before retiring. Maxine enjoyed reading, playing the piano, gardening and spending time with her family.
Maxine is survived by her 3 children, Michael (Jodie) Huff of Algona, Barry (Patricia) Huff of Basehor, KS and Bryan (Melody) Huff of Ankeny; four grandchildren, Casey Huff (fiancée Tessie Kemp), Max Huff, Abby Huff, Megan (Ben) Immel, and Mindy Walters; and three great-grandchild, Kylee Walters, Logan Walters, and Lillian Immel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; parents, John and Edith; brothers, Frank and Max.
Maxine was the type of person you wanted to emulate.. A real mentor and example of how simple things in life bring joy. If only we had more folks like her. Love and prayers to her family and friends.
Huff family: I got to know Maxine when I became Secretary at St Johns, Burt. She was so kind to me and so willing to help me in anyway. She was such a dedicated servant. Extending my condolences to all!
Huff boys, I was just thinking of your mom the other day. Such a big part of all of us growing up in Sexton! My condolences. Joyce Gabrielson Ryan.
Mike and family I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless
Sending prayers to the Huff family God's Blessing for each one of you.
I met Maxine for the first time about 9 years ago. I was fortunate to find her through my genealogy research. As it turned out, she was my mother's cousin. She opened her home to me and gave me a wealth of family history and photos. I'll never forget her hospitality and friendship. Condolences to the Huff family branch of my family tree.
I did not know Maxine, but I have heard many stories about what a wonderful mother and grandmother she was. Hold tight to those memories of Maxine in her vibrant years. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Deepest Sympathy to the entire Huff family, with the loss of your Mom Maxine!! Keepingbyou all in our thoughts and prayers!!
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