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OBIT: Mardell Ann Huck

This news story was published on December 9, 2018.
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Mardell Ann Huck, 78, of Waterloo, formerly of Grundy Center, passed away on December 7, 2018 at her home while under the care of Unity Point Hospice. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, from 5-7 PM at Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Engelkes Chapel, with a scripture service being held at 6:30 PM. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Bend Humane Society. Abels Funeral and Cremation Service is taking care of Mardell and her family. Online condolences may be made at

Mardell Ann Huck was born on March 19, 1940, in Grundy County on the farm to her parents John and Berdene (Itzen) Finke. She attended and graduated from Grundy Center High School with the class of 1958. Mardell married John Huck Jr. on January 20, 1962 at the Grace Methodist Church in Waterloo. Mardell and John had two children, Jonn and Jill. Mardell worked for Qwest for several years as a telephone operator before retiring in 2001. She was known for her kind and sensitive personality and enjoyed collecting many things including sheep figurines, telephones, and many other knickknacks; she also enjoyed listening to Elvis.

Mardell is survived by her husband John Huck Jr. of Waterloo; children Jonn “Budd” (Tami) Huck Sr. of Brunswick, GA, and Jill Peterson of Waterloo; grandchildren Jonn Brian Huck Jr., Devin Singleton, Kali Huck, Brandon (Amanda) Peterson, and Breanna (Christian) Gaffy; great grandchildren Kaegen Singleton, Connor Peterson, and Jordan Gaffy; brother Floyd Finke of Kerrville, TX. Mardell is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Jerome and Delbert

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