Dale E. Huffman, 80, of Willow Springs, Missouri, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021 at his home.
He was born on January 21, 1941 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Elmer and Geneva (Ayers) Huffman.
Dale graduated from Rochester, where he farmed and worked at Allis Chalmers. Soon he was married with three children and divorced. He remarried to Donna Jean Ackerman and moved to Willow Springs, Missouri. They carved a farm out of the forest, built a house from their own trees and lived and died in it. He was a farmer, logger, carpenter and much more. Dale enjoyed motorcycles, hunting, fishing and helping friends and neighbors.
Dale was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Donna, in October 2018.
He is survived by his two sons, Randy and wife Nina and Tim and wife Jamie; his daughter, Tami; stepson, Stephen Schnapp and wife, Becky; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His family is thankful to Darlene McGuire, his friend, for stepping in as his caregiver and making it possible for him to live out the last years of his life in his home and on his farm.
A private gathering will be held at a later date at the family farm.
Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.