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Thelma L. Huyink – Obituary

Name: Thelma L. Huyink

Age: 87

Born: 09-11-1930

Died: 03-02-2018

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waite Park

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Thelma L. Huyink, 87, of Sauk Rapids will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park.  Thelma passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.  Reverend Timothy Gapinski will officiate.  Burial will be in St. John’s Abbey Cemetery, Collegeville. 
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus Council #961 will pray immediately following Friday at the funeral home.
Thelma was born on September 11, 1930 in Long Prairie, Minnesota to Clarence and Clara (Kircher) Blunt.  She graduated from Long Prairie High School in 1948 and the St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.  She began her nursing career in Granite Falls and worked there until her marriage to Roger Huyink on June 21, 1952 at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie.  During their marriage, they lived in Slayton where she was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Murray County Hospital and as the Director of Nursing at the Slayton Manor Nursing Home.  They relocated to Central Minnesota in 1993 where they remained.   She was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Thelma enjoyed gardening, plastic canvas work, music and attending St. John’s University Athletic Events.  
She is survived by her husband, Roger; children, Charles (fiancé Sue Maxwell) of St. Cloud, Jane (Kevin) Largis of Columbus, Nebraska, Nancy Huyink of St. Louis Park, Karen (Loren) Finlayson of Sauk Rapids, Gretchen (Gerry) Voigt of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Kaye Huyink, Rachel Huyink (Quehan Yoo), Amanda Largis, Jessica (Ryan) Psota and Zachery Largis, Max Finlayson and Mark (Maria) Voigt; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Harry Blunt, Arline Adams and Gloria Ramstad.  
A special thank you to Good Shepherd Lutheran Community/Mille Lacs Household.
Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota/North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association, to Good Shepherd Community or Donor’s Choice. 
                          ~Please wear St. John’s University or Red Attire to honor Thelma~ 

Guestbook for Thelma L. Huyink

Karl and Julie (Onken) Frovarp
March 11, 2018, 1:39 pm
Sending our sympathy and prayers to the Huynik family.
Diane Bergerson
, Friend of family
March 10, 2018, 1:00 pm
Our sympathy goes out to the Huyink family! Always enjoyed talking to Thelma-she was a spark plug! We enjoyed having this family as back yard neighbors for a few years. Hugs to the family! Love, Brad and Diane Bergerson
Beth Oolman
, Goddaughter
March 9, 2018, 1:46 pm
Dear Huyink, So sorry to hear of the loss of Thelma. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers this week. May fond memories, faith, family, and friends comfort you as you celebrate a Mom, grandma, wife. She was a fixture for me growing up! Weekly mass, school events, family celebrations. She and Roger were ALWAYS there. Loved that I could count on them! My favoritea were St. John's games, my wedding, and when they'd stop at my school in Iowa on their way back from Jane's! Love ya! Blessings and comfort!
Tom and Joyce Nordin
, Friend of family
March 7, 2018, 7:00 pm
Our deepest sympathy to Roger and family on Thelma's passing. My parents always had high regards for you and Thelma dating back to my Dad's teaching days in Long Prairie when he taught you both in HS. Great memories for all!
Mike Marcotte
, Friend
March 6, 2018, 5:25 pm
Your family's been a part of my life for as long as I remember. Thelma's always been a strong parental figure we've loved and looked up to! Much love and prayers to you all in this difficult time of transition!
Robin Elibrahim and Robert Shearer
, friends of family
March 4, 2018, 4:40 pm
Roger we are so saddened to hear of your loss,,,our thoughts and hearts are with you and your family during this hard time,,,she was an amazing woman! There are no words of comfort during these times,,just know that we are thinking of you!
Tammy Fimrite
, SHS student
March 4, 2018, 1:09 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Curtis Terry
, Slayton neighbor kid
March 3, 2018, 3:49 pm
My sympathies to the Huyink family. Many fond memories growing up in the neighborhood with the Huyink kids and especially Nancy. Rest in Peace Thelma, I will never forget you.
Carol Hodges
, Nancy's good friend
March 3, 2018, 3:22 pm
My sympathies to the whole family and hugs & love to my dear friend Nancy during this difficult time. Thelma is finally at peace. God's blessings to you all.
JoAnn Spartz Biren
March 3, 2018, 2:34 pm
The Huyinks were always supporters of Slayton, even after retirement and moving away. Thelma joined her husband, former SHS teacher Roger, on many trips back to Slayton to enjoy high school reunions. Thelma knew so many of us through her nursing skills and Roger of course, has always known everyone! Thelma will be missed on earth; her reward though is great as she joins many friends and relatives in her always home, heaven. Eternal rest grant onto Thelma O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her.
Sally/Tom Berg
, Family Friend
March 3, 2018, 2:46 am
Our sympathy to your family at this time of loss. Thelma, you have reached your destination; may you rest in peace. I will always remember seeing Thelma and Roger together and enjoyed the smiles on both of their faces when they spent time together.
Jeanne (DePauw) Toews
March 3, 2018, 2:38 am
Roger and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May Thelma rest in peace.
Mark/Donna Schleisman
, Slayton friend...
March 3, 2018, 2:08 am
Thoughts and prayers to Thelma's family as you remember the wonderful lady that we all knew in Slayton for many years... Thanks for being such a caring person, Thelma, as a nurse to many residents in the area...To Roger-- our love as you keep Thelma's memories close to your heart.... Take care and God Bless.....
Dick and Dorothy Randall
, Friend of the family
March 3, 2018, 1:35 am
Our sympathy to Roger and your fine family. she will be remembered as a fun loving lady and professionalism in her wonderful nursing career!
MariLynn (Spartz) Pedley
, friend
March 3, 2018, 1:24 am
Dear Huyink family, I want you to know in these days of grieving you will be held in many peoples thoughts and prayers. You are certainly in mine.
Kim and Howie Konko
, Friend of family
March 3, 2018, 12:23 am
Our hearts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of such a wonderful lady! We will always cherish the friendship of the Huyinks and the memories we have made throughout the years! Special hugs to Roger!❤️
Missy Suedbeck
, Friend of family
March 2, 2018, 10:45 pm
It is with a heavy heart I read this. Cherish the memories. May you be blessed with the strength to go on with your daily lives. I have fond memories of this wonderful lady! Hoping for a cure for this disease... prayers, hugs, sympathy.
Mike Zinnel
, friend of family
March 2, 2018, 8:55 pm
Dear Roger, Charlie, Jane, Nancy, Karen, Gretchen and family. My deepest sympathy to you in your loss. May the hands that carried Thelma to her eternal rest be that same hands that holds your hearts. Thelma touched so many lives...we are all better off for having known her. May your many wonderful memories of a life well lived...and well loved help ease your pain and bring sunshine back into your lives.

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