Charles Huhn, age 97 of Grand Rapids, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 16, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavona M. Huhn; parents, Annie and Alvin Jacob Huhn; brother, John Alvin; and granddaughter, Danielle Wilson. He is survived by his brother, William; children, Jacquelyn (Thomas) Lindrup, Charles H. (Cindy Wise) Huhn, Kathleen (Mark) Wilson, Barbara (George) Davis; grandchildren, Hunter (Carly Kacvinsky) Ebey, Walker (Danielle) Ebey, Kirsten (Steve Mercer) Ebey, Rachelle Wilson, Charles “Corey” C. Huhn, Andrew Davis, Alexandra (Claude) Price; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Harrison, Sophie, Ellie, Charlie Cate, Jackson, Hayden and Sylis, Liam and Hailey, and Wilder June. Charles’ early life goal was to play in the major leagues. During summers in high school, he played baseball while working in the CCC. After high school he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps and became a flight instructor qualified in P-51 training. He played amateur league baseball after the war and was scouted by the Philadelphia A’s. He turned down an offer with the A’s to marry Lavona and earn a college education. He went to college on the GI Bill and graduated from Lewis and Clark College. Charles and Lavona were married for 70 years, had four children, and enjoyed playing duplicate bridge and golfing at Cascade Hills Country Club where he was a member for 48 years. He played golf with Arnold Palmer when he won a marketing competition, shot his age at 71, and had three holes in one. He was still golfing and playing bridge at 95. His business expertise was in sales, advertising and marketing and retired from Bissell Inc in Grand Rapids where he was VP of International Corporate Communications. He was the consummate life and golf coach and will be dearly missed. Private family services have taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice, 2161 Leonard St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
I have really enjoyed knowing Chuck! He was unwaveringly supportive of his wife, so proud of his family, and had a great sense of humor regaling me with stories of golf games, outings, etc. After I left PH, he would call once in awhile just to check in, which I appreciated so much. My sympathies to your family.
A great man who forgot more about the golf swing than most people will ever know. I would like to think he’d enjoy that description.