March 8, 1944 – September 23, 2014
Larry Huffaker, 70, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home in Ankeny.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Ankeny Funeral Home with burial to follow at Collins Township Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Larry Duane Huffaker was born March 8, 1944 in Des Moines to Leon and Josephine (Smithart) Huffaker. He grew up in Des Moines and graduated from North High School in the class of 1963. Upon graduation, Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country for four years. He made a career working as a tire builder for Firestone until his retirement in 2001.
On January 27, 1990 Larry was united in marriage to Cindy Johnson. The couple made their home in Ankeny and were blessed with five children between them; and four beloved pets, Teddy Bear, Kilo, Mamma, Sissy, and pet nephew, Dawg.
Larry enjoyed gardening, grilling for the family, and took pride in teaching his family self-defense and continuing their education. Most of all he loved spending time with Cindy and his family who all held a special place in his heart.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Cindy; children, Marnie Selvido, Shelly (Todd) Ouverson, Jason (Leighann) Huffaker, Josh Huffaker, and Jordan Huffaker; grandchildren, Brianna Selvido, Justice Ouverson, Gage Ouverson, and Chase Huffaker; siblings, Jeannie (Tom) Miller and Debbie (Bill Reilly) Gordon; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Donnie Huffaker, Jerry Huffaker, Sharon Burns, and Joan Sease; niece, Tina Sease; nephews, Timothy Sease and Jimmy John; and a stepson, Scotty Brady.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family, or the American Alzheimer’s Association .Information provided by: Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory 1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50021 515.964.4674 www.ankenyfuneralhome.com