Ardyce Margery (Tootie) McCaleb Huhn went to be with her Lord at the age of 80 on October 3, 2013 at 8 pm in Bakersfield, California. She was born in Marion Township, Olmsted County in Minnesota. Originally living in Minnesota she moved to Ontario, CA in the 1940's.
She met and married her husband, Robert Jean Huhn, on April 19, 1963 when she was a church secretary at Inglewood Christian Church. She is survived by her Husband and children Lesley Huhn (Merrilee), Shereen Buetler (John), Darrin Huhn, and Dionne Medlin (Greg); her grandchildren, and great-grandson, her 2 sisters and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
her education included Minnesota Bible College and Pacific Christian College (now Hope International University). She was a teacher at Alvarado Christian School, Inglewood Christian School, Sea Tac Christian Academy, as well as many preschools and Bible schools at the churches she attended.
She will Also be missed by her brothers and sisters in Christ at Christ's Church of the Valley, where she attended and volunteered endlessly in service for her Lord.
She will be fondly remembered for the many quilts that she lovingly made for her family, friends and community.
1958-1959 Janet (Stelton) Eckman
Janet L. Eckman, age 72, of Kimball died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at her home with her family at her side after a hard fought battle with breast cancer.
Memorial Services were held March 4, 2013 at the Kimball Church of Christ with Pastors Jon Albert and Jerry Albert officiating. Memorials are preferred to the Kimball Church of Christ Benevolent / Mission Outreach Fund.
Janet Leona Eckman was born March 25, 1940 at home in Maine Prairie Township to Marvin and Carrie (Vannurden) Stelton. She graduated from Kimball High School with the Class of 1958 and went on to attend Minnesota Bible College in Minneapolis. On March 25, 1960, she was united in marriage to Richard Louis Eckman at the Kimball Church of Christ. Janet was a homemaker and helped on the family farm. She also worked for 20 years as a special education para professional at the Kimball Elementary School. The most important relationship in her life was with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived out her faith as a member of the Church of Christ in Kimball, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church pianist; she was also active in the Positive Peace Makers quilting group and making cards for the W.C.O. She enjoyed sewing and needle work, playing the piano, reading, doing puzzles and playing word games. Janet was one of the best huggers ever and was known for her love for her family and her ministry of encouragement.
She is survived by her husband Richard; children & their spouses Shari & Ed Goff of Maple Lake, Jed & Gay Linn Eckman of Bruce, SD, Penny & Robert Blanchard of Kimball, Melissa & Geff Goodfellow of Bruce, SD and Faye & Vern Nelson of Cokato; sisters Jeanie & Joe Froehling of Excelsior, Ruthie & Ben Eder of Kimball and Betty Lou Hoeft of Kimball; 18 grandchildren Adrienne, Justin, Erin, Devin, Dylan, Colton, Kylie, Lane, Weston, Carl, Jace, Cade, Chance, Jake, Carrie, Jubal, Reuben and JennyGrace; 8 great grandchildren Camden, Ashton, Amelia, Ayden, Paisley, AveryAnn, Jet and Max; and a host of extended family and friends. 04/23/2013
BA-1953 Hilliard Comeaux
Hilliard Comeaux, Ph.D., retired Christian minister and college professor, passed from this life on November 26, 2012, in the Northfield Hospital, Northfield, Minnesota.
Hilliard Comeaux was born on November 25, 1930, at the family home south of Welsh, Louisiana. His parents were Damond and Ella Broussard Comeaux.
Hilliard graduated from Welsh High School in 1948, and entered Minnesota Bible College in Minneapolis in January of 1949. His greatest desire was to be a Christian minister of the Gospel, and to serve his Lord his entire life. While at this college, he met and later married Shirley Evelyn Hall on June 3, 1951. After his graduation he began his first full time ministry in Lake Charles, Louisiana serving the congregation at Hodges Street Church of Christ. Hilliard's ministries took them to Baton Rouge where their son, Garrick Manson Comeaux was born, and to Waterloo, Iowa, where their daughter Elisabeth Lyn Comeaux was born. They moved to Ogallah, Kansas and ministered there while earning his Masters degree in Guidance Counseling and Psychology at Fort Hayes Kansas State University.
Soon after this, Hilliard was called to work at Minnesota Bible College, and the family moved to Rochester, Minnesota where the college had relocated. He headed the counseling and psychology program which also involved training student counselors in each of the residential town houses.
During a sabbatical leave he earned his Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychology at the University of South Dakota. He then completed sixteen years of teaching at Minnesota Bible College.
Hilliard then worked for the Minnesota State Department of Education (SMECSU) as resource to the public schools in southeast Minnesota, aiding their programs in drug awareness and intervention. His job included working with administration and faculty as well as students.
Upon his retirement in 1993, he and his wife moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where they spent the next two decades. During that time, he served twelve years as part-time minister to the First Christian Church of Crowley, Louisiana.
Hilliard enjoyed several hobbies including gardening, golf and woodworking. He was awarded a trophy for making a hole in one during a game with friends. His woodwork produced beautiful pieces of furniture for their home, including a large hutch and cabinet, and a very special desk for his wife.
He was devoted to the family but especially to his Lord. His library of Bible study books and theological volumes were among his treasures. He had begun working on his biography but was interrupted by his illness.
After many months of debilitating illness, Dr. Comeaux and his wife decided to return to Minnesota, to be near their children, Garrick and Elisabeth. Hilliard and Shirley moved to a retirement community in Northfield, Minnesota, arriving there November 6th. He was admitted to the Northfield Hospital shortly after. His condition continued to decline, and on November 26, he went to be with his Heavenly Father.
Hilliard was preceded in death by his parents, Damond and Ella Comeaux, his only sister, Lillian Delome, and two brothers, Curtis and Edias.
Dr. Comeaux is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; their two children, Garrick and Elisabeth. He is also survived by three brothers; Russell, and Eddie, both of Jennings, Louisiana, and Edward, of Lake Charles, Louisiana., He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who cherish their memories of him.
Hilliard chose to donate his body to the Anatomy Bequest Program of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Even in his death, he is serving others.
The first memorial service was held in Hilliard's honor on December 15, 2012, a second celebration of his life will be held in April at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, in Edina..
BA-1955 John B. Frakes
John B. Frakes, age 79, of Joplin, MO., passed away on November 24, 2012 at home following months of ill health. John was born December 31, 1932 in Woolstock, Iowa. He graduated from Minnesota Bible College and went on to graduate with his Master’s Degree in Theology at Lincoln Seminary.
He served as minister and shepherd to churches in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois for over 45 years. He was a dedicated family man and faithful believer of Jesus Christ.
He married Cathleen Curtis on August 24, 1954 in Webster City, Iowa. She survives.
Additional survivors include one son, David Frakes, and wife Loretta of Denver, CO; and one daughter, Julie Woolever and husband Mark of Joplin, MO; six grandchildren, Bethany, Rachel, Karissa, Melissa, Jessica, and Cody; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Caden, Chloe, Kyleigh, and Nathan; one brother, Ilo and wife Norma of Webster City, IA; and one sister Eudora of Minneapolis, MN; and one brother-in-law, Jack Curtis of Phoenix, AZ.
Services were held on November 28, 2012 at Park Plaza Christian Church
A Man After God’s Own Heart
The faith of this father was earnest and deep.
The Lord’s dear commands our Johnny would keep.
He looked on all souls with a shepherd’s kind eye,
We’ll miss his compassion, but to mirror him we’ll try.
The seeds of his integrity he’s already sown,
He’s with his Father, he’s whole and not alone.
He’s singing sweet praises by his Savior’s throne,
He’s happy and pain-free in God’s Heavenly home.