James M. Huhsman, 86 of Holiday Shores, formerly of Staunton, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. He was born on April 11, 1933, in Litchfield, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Berna (Stemploski) Huhsman. He married Marilyn Cox on May 22, 1954, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton and she survives.
He worked as an electrician at SIU-Edwardsville campus for 32 years. Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Staunton, Staunton Knights of Columbus #2197, and IBEW Local #649 of Alton.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Huhsman of Holiday Shores; brother, Stephen “Butch” (Kathy) Huhsman of Staunton; sister, Marian Grace (Hartford) Henry of Englewood, FL; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two daughters, Tricia & Andrea Huhsman.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton. A memorial mass will follow with Father George Radosevich officiating. Memorials are suggested to either Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Staunton.