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Gary Philip Huso

November 17, 1940 — November 17, 2013

Gary Philip Huso, of Mayville, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on his 73rd birthday on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. He was born on Sunday, November 17, 1940 in St. Vincent, MN to Alvin "Phil" and Dorothy (Finney) Huso. He was baptized at Sherbrooke Lutheran Church in Sherbrooke, ND in April 1941 and confirmed at the Finley Methodist Church in Finley, ND. He attended elementary school in Sherbrooke and Finley, ND and graduated in 1959 from Finley Public High School. Following High School, Gary attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND to study radio electronics for one year. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Karen Betty Roth, on September 29, 1963 in the Federated Church in Carrington, ND. They spent their first two years together in Carrington where Gary worked as a mechanic at the Champlin Station. In 1966, they moved to Finley, ND when Gary purchased the Standard Oil Service Station which he owned and operated while managing the Pine Tree Motel with his wife, Karen. After selling the Standard Station, he opened his own TV repair service, Gary's TV. In 1970, he became an apprentice electrician for Wilkens TV & Electric. He continued working as an apprentice for Wilkens until 1974 when he obtained his journeyman's license. He finally settled into a position as Chief Electrician/Computer Technician at American Crystal Sugar in Hillsboro, ND in October 1974. In 1976, they moved to Mayville, ND where Gary continued to work at American Crystal Sugar in Hillsboro until his retirement June 1, 2009. Gary's focus in life was his faith and devotion to God and his family. He was a member of Mayville Lutheran Church in Mayville, ND. He generously supported many different benefits, fundraisers, and local charities. He was a modest jack-of-all-trades and it was well known by his close family and friends that he could fix anything. He loved old cars, old music, classic and western movies. In more recent years, he began restoring old John Deere lawn tractors and was able to spend quality time with his grandchildren. He shared many of his passions with his grandkids, including fishing, trap-shooting, working on old cars, and sharing his do-it-yourself knowledge with them. He was a man of few words, but he demonstrated and reflected his love for others through his unselfish actions; always willing to lend a helping hand and offer advice or insight in times of trouble. Whenever we shared our problems with him, he always offered another perspective or solution, and it seems like one always reverted to taking his solution as truth. More often than not, he was right. Gary is survived by his wife of 50 years Karen (Roth) Huso of Mayville; three children: Cathi (Jeff) Hanson of Buford, Georgia; Douglas (Kim) Huso of Blaine, MN; Susan (Kelly) Cordahl of Mayville; brother Donald (Denise) Huso of Finley, ND; sister-in-law Diane Huso of Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Kyle Hanson, Michael and Thomas Huso, Tyler, Chloe, and Jovie Cordahl; nieces and nephews: Warren, David, and Steven Archer and Brenda Jacobson (children of Diane & Wes Archer); Jason and James Huso (children of Donald and Denise Huso); Angela Reese, Bryan & Kayla Huso (children of Dean & Diane Huso); and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Connie Jean Huso; parents, Alvin "Phil" & Dorothy Huso; sister Diane Archer; brother Dean Huso; paternal grandparents Ole & Tomine Huso; maternal grandmother Blanche Finney; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation: Will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5 – 7 PM with a 6:30 PM Public Prayer Service at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel and will resume one hour prior to the service at the Church. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Mayville Lutheran Church in Mayville, ND. Burial: Sherbrooke Cemetery, Rural Finley, ND.
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