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Jon Willits Huitema

August 24, 1942 — October 11, 2013

CELEBRANT
Fr. Mark Lichter
HONORARY URNBEARERS
Dan Orton
David Orton
Doug Orton
Bill Raabe
Bill Ficken
Doug Ficken
Barry Huitema, Jr.
Jon W. Huitema was born Monday, August 24, 1942 at Springfield, South Dakota to Sidney and Adeline (Moore) Huitema.  When he was two years old, Jon and his family moved to Yankton.  Jon was united in marriage to JoAnn Fishbeck on January 14, 1961.
From 1960 to 1969, Jon worked for Jackrabbit Bus Lines in Sioux Falls.  Later, he operated a Texaco Oil gas station. In 1971, he began working for Ken Bitterman Ford, which later became Robinson-Ehret, and remained there until 1998.  At that time he started his career with Sturdevant’s Auto Parts, where he remained until his retirement.
Jon had a lifelong love for classic cars, motorcycling, and all sports, including walleye fishing.  Jon went to many motorcycle and classic car events and even drove a stock car in the early 1970’s.  Jon was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 50 years, and was currently an active member of the Moose Lodge and Classic Cruiser Car Club.
Jon died on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 71 years, 2 months, and 17 days.
Jon is survived by his wife, JoAnn, of Yankton; two sons: Jeffrey (Lori) of Yankton and Michael (Karen) of Rapid City; five grandchildren: Brittany, Derrick, Kristen, Jonathan, and Tanna; two great-grandchildren: Melony and Nichole; one sister, Julie Orton, of Yankton; and one brother, Sid Huitema, of Ocala, Florida. Jon dearly loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Sid and Adeline, sister Marlene Raabe and brother Barry Huitema.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Yankton, South Dakota
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