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Johann H. Huschitt
Johann H. Huschitt, age 79, of Browntown, died on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his home surrounded by his sons and special friend Becky. He was born on November 24, 1935, in Romania, the son of Franz and Anna (Beierle) Huschitt.

Johann and Irene Pfeiffer were married on May 19, 1962 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Chicago, IL. They met at a German Dance Hall in Chicago.

He got his Apprenticeship in Agriculture offered by the English, after World War II. He immigrated to America in 1955. He served in the US Army from 1958 - 1960 in Fort Hood Texas with Elvis Presley. He was a tank operator in the Dirt Army Division.

Johann wanted to make a better life for his family. In order to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning his own farm, they moved from Chicago to Browntown and have resided at the Good Earth Farm for the last 45 years.

Johann farmed in Cadiz Township and worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Company for 27 years. He was a lifetime member of the Blackhawk FFA Alumni, Honorary Chapter Farmer, and Safari Club International. He was a lifelong ballroom dancer and was a worldwide traveler and hunter.

He loved his family, he loved his farm and he loved nature.

He is survived by his sons: Richard (Catherine) Huschitt, of Los Angeles, CA; Peter (Marisa) Huschitt, of Stockton, IL; Erik (Heather) Huschitt, of Monroe; Carl (Michelle) Huschitt of Browntown; brother, Franz (Marion) Huschitt of Grays Lake, IL; sister, Elizabeth Huschitt of Lake Zurich, IL; 12 grandchildren and special friend, Becky Carstens.

He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Irene, in 1995; son, Hans, in 1989.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gratiot with Fr. JoJi Thirumalareddy Celebrant and Fr. Michael Morrissey of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stockton, IL as Con-Celebrant. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, South Wayne.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 25th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe.

Memorials may be directed to the Hans and Irene Huschitt Memorial Scholarship.

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