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Lillian A.  Huffman

Obituary for Lillian A. Huffman

May 12, 1929 - December 23, 2019
Woodstock, Illinois | Age 90

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Aunt


Lillian Huffman, age 90, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, December 23, 2019, in Crystal Lake surrounded by her loving family. Lill was born May 12, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Magnus and Olga (nee Olsen) Mickelson.
Lill was one of four children. She married at a young age and started a family raising three boys, whom she loved deeply. Lill worked full time most of her life. Battling a few illnesses never kept her down. Each time she would bounce back miraculously. Living to be 90 was a first for anyone in her family. No one had ever lived that long.
She found great pleasure in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she babysat into her 70's. Great pleasure was had by seeing the littlest ones run around until the last year. The picture boards will attest to the bright smile she wore on her face. Even in the nursing home she was known to break out in chair dancing to entertain the staff.
Lill is survived by her 3 loving sons: Richard (Wanda) Huffman, Tom (Marcia) Huffman and Bill (Dawn) Huffman; her 8 grandchildren: Jen (Rich), Billy (Tami), Mary (Terry), Tom (Christine), Shannon (Carlos), Melissa (Jay), Christian, and Brandon (Sarah); her 15 great-grandchildren: Lucas, Kayla, Logan, Haley, John, Cassidy, Quinn, Alex, Samantha, Samuel, Nicholas, Aubrey, Emery, Bryce and Evan; her sister, Jean (Ed) Belzer; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lill was preceded in death by her sisters: Marge Bernath and Ruth Rustad; and nephew, Sonny Bernath.
Visitation will be held at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry on Friday, December 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, followed by the funeral service.
Memorials may be made in Lill's name to the Salvation Army, 290 West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

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