Hermann Anton Huck, age 88, beloved husband, father, Opa, and Grandopa left his earthly existence unexpectedly on February 10, 1998. He is greatly missed by his best friend and loving wife of 64 years, Erna; sons, Jurgen (Suzy) of Lakewood, WA; Rainer (Maria) of SLC; grandchildren, Jay, Brandon, Saphy (John), and great-granddaughter, Jocelyn.
Hermann was born in Frankfurt, Germany December 16, 1909 to Anton and Wilhelmina Bauer Huck. Hermann and Erna met as small children in the LDS church in Frankfurt, and have been inseparable ever since. He was an LDS Missionary from 1931-1933 and later Branch President in Frankfurt. Hermann and Erna were married April 30, 1934 and opened a grocery store where they worked long hours side by side. Unfortunately, World War II started shortly before the birth of first son, Jurgen, and Hermann was drafted into the Army.Erna and her widowed father, Christopher Wagner, cared for the family until Hermann's fortunate return in 1945. Hermann and Erna reopened the store and son, Rainer was born in 1946. They decided to follow Erna's siblings in emigration to the USA and arrived in New York in November 1949. They subsequently settled in SLC because Erna's sister, Emma Jones' family resided here. Hermann continued his business success here in real estate investments. He was very proud of his achievements and those of his family and was always available for advice and appropriate quotes from the great poets and philosophers.
Hermann entertained many friends and strangers with his musical talents which included piano, organ, violin and accordion. He enjoyed life to the fullest and his favorite quote was "Life is wonderful, if only it would last forever." Hermann and Erna traveled extensively throughout the world and shared skiing, hiking, dancing, the symphony and opera with their many friends.
Services will be held Tuesday, February 17, 1998, 1 p.m. at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 So. 900 E., where viewings will be held Monday, February 16 from 6-8 p.m., and on Tuesday one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Pulmonary Society, Utah Chapter.
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