LuVerne J. Huettl

June 22, 1943-Nov. 3, 2019

LuVerne J. “Vern”

Huettl, 76, Minot, passed

away on Sunday, No-

vember 3, 2019 in a Minot


LuVerne Joseph Huettl

was born on June 22,

1943, a son of LuVerne

Robert and Lorraine Rose

(Eman) Huettl in Minot,

ND. He was raised and

educated in Garrison, ND,

where he attended St. Ni-

cholas Grade School and

graduated from Garrison

High School in 1961.

While in high school, he

was employed by the Red

Owl Grocery Store.

Vern proudly served his

country in the United

States Army from 1963,

until his honorable

discharge in 1966. Follow-ing his discharge, he

moved to Minot where he

continued employment at

the Red Owl. Vern furth-

ered his education by gra-

duating from the Minot

Business College and at-

tended Minot State Col-


In 1967, Vern was unit-

ed in marriage to Linda

Kokkeler. From this union

three children were born,

Lisa, David, and Rebecca.

The couple divorced in

1976. In 1983, Vern was

married to Elyse Koop-

mans. The couple di-

vorced in 1994.

Vern worked in all as-

pects of the construction

world, beginning as a la-

borer, and working his

way up to be a job and

project superintendent.

He lived and worked in

Seattle, Orange County,

CA and retired in Minot

in 2005.

He was an avid reader,

enjoyed playing cards,

gardening, carpentry, at-

tending auction sales and

collecting antiques. He

was a loving father, grand-

father, great-grandfather

and friend and will be

missed by all that knew


He is survived by: Chil-

dren: Lisa (Bob) Wolf,

Minot, David (Lisa)

Huettl, Boise, ID, Rebecca

(Jon) Hill, Kelso, WA; five

grandchildren: Danielle

(Travis) McDermott, Whit-

ney (Fiance Matthew

Walter) Wolf, Matthew

(special friend Makenzie

Kraft) Wolf, Reid Huettl,

and Shane Huettl; two

great-grandchildren: Emry

and Kenadee McDermott;

siblings: Pat (Alan) Burck-

hard, Glendale, AZ, Alice

(Gerald) Zeiszler, Mazo-

manie, WI, Tom (Debbie)

Huettl, Scottsdale, AZ,

Jeri (Gilbert) Saenz,

Chandler, AZ, Nina

Huettl, Glendale, AZ;

brother-in-law Stan Bird,

Ooltewah, TN and

sister-in-law Elaine

Huettl; several nieces,

nephews and cousins also


Vern was preceded in

death by his parents, a

brother Dan, a sister Wan-

da and an infant sister.

Celebration of Life:

Will take place on Satur-

day, November 9, 2019

from 12 Noon until 4 in

the Northern Plains

Room, Door A, at the

Northern Plains Hotel, lo-

cated at 1515 22nd Ave

SW, Minot.

Burial: A private family

committal service will

take place at the Saint Ni-

cholas Catholic Cemetery,

Garrison, ND