Obituaries

Frederick A. "Fred" Huting

Feb 12, 2021
Huting, Fred

Services

Due to COVID-19 there will not be a memorial service at this time. Later this summer a Celebration of Life is being planned. Relatives and friends will be notified.

Memorials

may be directed to: National Arbor Day Foundation, Attn: Trees in Memory, 211 N. 12th St.  Lincoln, NE 68508.

Biography

Frederick (Fred) A. Huting passed away at age 96 on 2/12/21 at Windhaven Assisted Living in Cedar Falls Iowa. A lifetime Iowan born in Waterloo Iowa in 1924, he lived in both Waterloo and Clayton.
Fred grew up in the depression and talked about walking the railroad tracks to find coal for heating the family house. He was a Petty Officer Aviation Ordinance in the US Navy and bravely served his country during World War II. He married June Diestler in 1948. They lived a wonderful life together until she passed away in 2017. Their many adventures included back packing through Europe, hiking on the Appalachian trail, and restoration of a Northwoods cabin that became their summer retirement home and still remains in the family. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing. He was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed remodeling projects. 
Fred had several interesting jobs in his lifetime including Customer Service for Mid American Energy, Quality Control Inspector at the Duane Arnold Nuclear Power Plant, Waterloo City Building Inspector, Fish and Game Specialist with the DNR, and Mayor of Clayton Iowa.
Fred is survived by his three sons, Mark (Cynthia), Paul (Melinda), and Dean (Cindy); 9 grandchildren, Sara, Joel (Becky), Kathy (Tim), Matthew, Jeff (Marina), David (Almira), Keely, Lael (Kyle), and Logan; 4 step grandchildren, Hawkin, Finley, Walker and Turner; and 5 great grandchildren.
Fred had a robust and fun-loving family. He often times talked about his father playing the fiddle and calling square dances in their Waterloo home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Freida; his wife, June; brothers, Clarence and Dale; sisters, Louise, Alice, Geraldine, Evelyn, Esther, Jane; and a grandson, Dan.


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  1. The Crew at Handberg's Marine | Feb 23, 2021
    Our condolences to the Huting Family.  We are honored to have know Fred and June and feel blessed to know their family.    Sending love and prayers.
  2. Stephen Crouse | Feb 16, 2021
    I met Fred several years ago at an Edward Jones coffee.    I was impressed by his spirit and open discussion in the meeting.   He discussed how he would miss bicycling with his wife.    I offered to ride with him.   Later I called and arranged for 2 bike rides.   The first one was along Black Hawk Creek.  Fred picked me up.  As I got my bike off of his car rack, my GPS zeroed out, and myself ready to go, Fred had already ridden off at a very lively pace.  I had to kick it a bit to catch up.  We rode up to bench, near the soccer fields, where there is a bench with a memorial placard to his wife.   I think it was his first time to go there.  We took photos and and rode back and continued past his car south for several more miles.  Later in the season, I picked him up at his apartment for a bike ride.   We rode from the Gilbertville depot, north to the Cedar River.  Our round trip was approx 10 miles.    We returned to his apartment for cake and refreshments.   I enjoyed hearing about his family, his life experiences, etc.  His discussions reminded me of my listening to my father.            It was great to know Fred.
  3. David Post | Feb 16, 2021

    My condolences to the Huting family and all of us who knew Fred. 

    Fred was a wonderful man who had so many skills and stories he could share, knowing Fred made one feel like he was visitng his own father or grandfather.  Fred always had a smile and made you feel welcome at his home or cabin on Crane Lake

    Fred lived a long and full life He will be remembered and missed by us all.


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