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Helen I. Huddleston, age 87, of Corsica, SD, formerly of Wessington, died Friday, July
30, 2004, at the Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center at Corsica.

Her burial service of her cremated remains will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, at the Wessington Cemetery, Wessington, with the Rev. Allen Sager officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Welter Funeral Home.

Helen I. Huddleston was born Helen I. Langbehn on November 7, 1916, to Arthur and
Anna (Dammon) Langbehn in Carroll County, Iowa. When she was a young girl she
moved with her family to South Dakota and attended school at Wolsey.
In 1935, Helen married Willis L. Stuart. They made their home in Huron where Helen
drove taxi and worked at local businesses. To this union two children were born, Willis,
Jr. "Butch", and Myra. The couple later divorced.

On September 11, 1948, Helen married Gerald "Hud" Huddleston at Mitchell. They
moved to Wessington where she worked at the Golden Rule Grocery and Department
Store. Later, they moved to a farm and then back into Wessington. They purchased the
Mobil Service Station, which later was known as OK Service. Helen drove school bus for
several years and also helped operate the service station with Hud. They owned the
station until Hud's death on July 18, 1998.

Helen later moved into Assisted Living in Stickney and in January of 2003, to the
Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. She was a member of various
community clubs over the years.

She is survived by one daughter, Myra Stuart (Ken "Pickle") Huizenga of Golden Valley,
Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Eugene, Dominic, and Teresa Huizenga; Richard, Vickie,
Glen, and Steven Stuart and their families; several great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Dorothy Menning of Wolsey, and Marjorie Garner of Roscoe; several nieces and
nephews; and her very special friends, Duane, Peggy, Joseph, Bridget, Amanda, Tom
and Carol Casavan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald "Hud"; one son, Willis,
Jr. "Butch"; two brothers, LaRay Langbehn, and Ralph Langbehn; and three sisters,
Mildred Bolte, Alice Lyman, and Edna Mae Williams.