Glen B. Huey (January 20, 2018)

Glen Huey photoOctober 13, 1924 ~ January 20, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018
3:00 – 8:00 PM
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA
(get directions)
The family will greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Funeral Home

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
11:00 AM
Irwin United Methodist Church
Irwin, IA
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Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, IA

3 Sons – Marlin (Barbara) Huey of Ankeny, IA
Roger (Janet) Huey of Atlantic, IA
Tom (Delores) Huey of Harlan, IA
2 Daughters – Rosemary (Charles) Chisholm of Charlottesville, VA
Sherri McQuaid of LaVista, NE
1 Sister – Merle Carbo of Atlanta, GA
12 Grandchildren
14 Great-grandchildren
Other Relatives & Friends

Glen B. Huey, son of Isles K. and Bessie I. (Gapen) Huey, was born on October 13, 1924, in White River, South Dakota. His family farmed in South Dakota until 1934, when the drought caused them to move to Oto, Iowa. In 1943, the Huey family again relocated, this time to the Irwin, Iowa, area, where they found better farm ground.

Glen was drafted into the United States Army in 1944, and served until 1946; he was stationed in the Philippines. During his time in the service, Velma Rose Hiatt, a fellow Sunday School class member, occasionally sent Glen some of her Aunt Clara’s homemade divinity. After his discharge, Glen returned to the family farm, and he and Velma began dating. They were married on February 14, 1948, and were forever valentines, celebrating more than 65 years of marriage.

Glen and Velma farmed northeast of Irwin, growing corn and soybeans, raising cattle, hogs, and chickens, and milking 20-24 cows. They continued farming until 1974, when they moved into Irwin. After their move into town, Glen continued to custom combine for many years. He also worked for a time for Robinson’s Implement Company in Irwin, served as the town maintenance man for ten years, and worked and operated the Eastside Cafe for several years. After the cafe shut down, the couple donated the building to the town of Irwin to be used as the town museum. Glen became a resident of the Manilla Manor, Manilla, Iowa, in October 2012.

Glen was a member of the Irwin United Methodist Church in Irwin, Iowa. He was also an active member of the Greenridge Farm community and was a good neighbor to all. Although his first love was farming, he also enjoyed playing cards, visiting, working in his garden, and fishing. Glen treasured time spent and meals shared with his family. He also liked making homemade ice cream.

Glen B. Huey died on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Manilla Manor in Manilla, Iowa. He had reached the age of 93 years, 3 months, and 7 days.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Velma Rose Hiatt, on October 30, 2013; one son, Glen Leroy Huey; seven sisters, Roletta, Ethel, Mable, Bonnie, Myrtle, Vesta, and Beth; and two brothers, Glee and Roy. He is survived by three sons, Marlin (Barbara) Huey of Ankeny, Iowa, Roger (Janet) Huey of Atlantic, Iowa, and Tom (Delores) Huey of Harlan, Iowa; two daughters, Rosemary (Charles) Chisholm of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Sherri McQuaid of LaVista, Nebraska; one sister, Merle Carbo of Atlanta, Georgia; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Irwin United Methodist Church in Irwin, Iowa, with Rev. Laurie Riley officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Al Plumb, Eric Huey, Jim Clark, Aaron Huey, Roger Huey, and Dan McQuaid. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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One Response to Glen B. Huey (January 20, 2018)

  1. Steve Krejci says:

    Glen – You will be missed!

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