2017-04-13 / Obituaries

Donald ‘Ducky’ Huffman, Jr.

Donald Huffman, Jr. Donald Huffman, Jr. Donald “Ducky” Charles Huffman, Jr., 51, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at his home.

He was born August 12, 1965, to Donald and Evelyn (nee DuPont) Huffman, Sr. in Wayne County.

Mr. Huffman grew up in Hessel. After he was graduated from Cedarville High School in 1983, he started working in construction. He also worked in the woods with his father, cutting logs and pulpwood.

He married Michelle McGill- Erikson October 8, 2009, in Sault Ste. Marie.

Mr. Huffman loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He was a hardworking man, who loved playing music with his family and friends, and he enjoyed working on vehicles in his big garage. He loved his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Huffman; his father, Donald Huffman Sr. of Hessel; five daughters and their families, Dawn Thompson and Don Etcher of Kincheloe, Ashley Thompson and Rob Spence of Pickford, Shaunda Thompson and Robert Payne Jr. of Kincheloe, Allison Jenks of Lansing, and Carolyn Jenks of Wheeler; a son, Robert Jenks Jr. of Kincheloe, and 19 grandchildren, Katie,

Heather, Donald Jr., Keldin,

Gaigh, Brooklyn, Eva, Gavin,

Ethan, Nevaeh, Ezziro, Seth,

Hunter, Elizabeth, Tommy, Charlie, Abigail, Gwendolyn, and

Remington. He is also survived by a brother and his family, Daryl and Sue Huffman of St. Ignace, and a sister, Karen Huffman of


Mr. Huffman was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn

DuPont Huffman, and an uncle,

Ronald Huffman.

A gathering will be held Saturday, April 15, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Anaanianag Nopaming

Tribal Center in Hessel. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and are invited to share their favorite memories of Mr. Huffman with his family and friends.

The celebration of life will continue at 7 p.m. at the Runway Bar.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mr. Huffman’s family.

R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford is assisting the family with arrangements.

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