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Oak Hill Cemetery
Wednesday April 8th, 2020

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Lewis A. Huisman

Lewis Arthur Huisman, of Shelbyville passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the age of 96. Lewis was born on January 18, 1924 in Wyoming, MI. He was the son of Derk and Myrtle (Connor) Huisman. He graduated from Martin High School with the Class of 1941. After high school he served his country in the United States Army and then after it converted to the United States Air Force, During World War II he was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, EAME Ribbon with four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a tech sergeant/flight engineer on a B24 Bomber stationed in England and served in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. On June 16, 1945 he married Lois Hurdelbrink. And together they had two children: Karen and Steve. After the military he was employed as a meat cutter at Boysen’s IGA in Martin and on the family farm. Then for over 41 years as a meat inspector for the State of Michigan and Federal government. He was proud of the fact that in 41 years in the work force, he only missed two days of work. He was also one of the original firefighters for the Orangeville Twp fire department. In his more recent years, he attended Gun Lake Community Church and Leighton United Methodist Church. Lewis will be missed by all that knew him and will be remembered as loving nature, social, a people person, hard worker, talkative and his love for his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his two children: Karen McCarter, of Millersburg; Steve (Terri) Huisman, of Republic; four grandchildren: Charles Anez, of Belding; Tricia Anez, of Rogers City; LeAnn (Jon) Graban, of Farmington Hills; and Roxann (Chris) Williams, of Escanaba; five great grandchildren: Avery, Taylor, Jordan, James, and Thomas. He is also survived by his special companion Lee Biesbrock, of Shelbyville. He is preceded by his wife Lois in 2012. Lewis will have a graveside burial with his family on Wednesday, at 11am at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Orangeville. The family plans to have a public gathering at a later date. While at Lewis’ webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions to Elara Hospice and/or VFW Post#422. The family is being assisted by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 South Woodhams, Plainwell, MI 49080 (269-685-5881).

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A candle was lit in memory of Lewis Huisman

Donald Anez Apr 30 2022 12:37 AM

A wonderful man who will be dearly missed. Love and prayers to Karen and Steve and their families. Hope to have an opportunity to see you sometime soon. - Sherry (Hurdelbrink) DePoy & family.

Sherry DePoy Apr 22 2020 8:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lewis Huisman

helen mcbride Apr 14 2020 8:05 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lewis Huisman

Steve Salisbury Apr 12 2020 2:22 PM

My sympathies to your family. Your dad was a great guy and I always enjoyed visiting with him. Herb Ayres

Herbert Ayres III Apr 11 2020 1:30 PM

I knew Lew through our Euchre group at the Gun Lake Community Church. His companion, Lee, was one of our members. We had, as a group, been out a few times to hear some different bands. Lew was a great guy and will be missed by many. My condolences to all of his family and especially to Lee. Linda Tuttle

Linda Jo Tuttle Apr 10 2020 1:25 PM

Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. We are extremely grateful for Lew's service in WWII and special memories when he always attended the Veterans Memorial Service each year wearing his hat representing his service time. We will not forget is dedication as one of the Orangeville Fire Departments founding fathers. His time will be remembered and cherished. Thank you Lew on your Final Call of Service. Art and Linda Ribble

Linda and Art Ribble Apr 7 2020 6:30 PM

I knew Lew thru my late husband Dale Conner. Dale & Lew were cousins. We had a lot of good times with Lew & Lois when we all went to Texas for the winter. While in Texas we all would also get together with another cousin who lived in Texas. Also knew Lee when I stopped into see Lew or called him. You will be missed. RIP. Love Judy Conner

Judith A Conner Apr 7 2020 3:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lewis Huisman

Debbie Williams Apr 7 2020 11:53 AM

We will miss your smile at Leighton Church on Sundays

Diane Porter Apr 6 2020 8:02 PM

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