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Norman Huggins

Norman Huggins

Norman Wayne Huggins, 75 of Marissa, IL was born on June 5, 1942; and on Sunday, July 23, 2017 he took his final road trip to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior.

Wayne was born to Herschel and Bertie Huggins. He married Judy nee Greenwood, and they spent 52 wonderful years together. Wayne was survived by his three children – Amy (Harold) Melser of Columbia, IL; Lori (Darren) Touchette of Millstadt, IL; and Andy (Mary) Huggins of Tamaroa, IL; his grandchildren – Andrew (fiancé Leigha), Thomas, Daniel & Sophia Huggins and Jayden Touchette; his two sisters – Violet (Puge) Bishop and Joyce (Rev. Ted) Clark. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judy; his sisters – Thelma & Emma; his brothers – Howard, Emery & Nelson.

Throughout his life, Wayne was a mechanic, he owned a gas station, worked at the Chevrolet Plant in St. Louis and at the Baldwin Coal Plant. He loved his wife, family and Chevys. Dad was an honest, blunt and to the point kind of guy. He was the hub of our wheel. He never met a stranger and had a big heart especially for those darn grandkids. Pretty much everyone knew Wayne Huggins because when you met him, you didn’t forget him. He never ceased to surprise you. Dad loved to aggravate and joke so much that he left you just shaking your head and laughing. The “Huggins garage” was the place to be to sit, enjoy and shoot the bull all night. The only stipulation is you didn’t park a Ford in the driveway. Dad loved and protected his family. No words can express how much he will be missed. God speed Dad, you finished your race here on earth and crossed the checkered flag. Enjoy your rewards in victory lane!

Memorials may be made to St. Bruno School Endowment, 204 North Gordon Street, Pinckneyville, IL 62274.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Wayne’s Celebration of Life will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 12:00noon with Pastor Ted Clark officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Our deepest sympathy Amy. May God grant you his peace that passes all understanding. We are so sorry Amy. Love, Mark Pauline and the girl pack

    Posted by: Pauline Dowell – Columbia, IL – Friend Jul 26, 2017
    You will be missed!!! Enjoy that Chevy garage in heaven! Our deepest sympathy to Andy, Amy, Lori and family! It was always a pleasure to listen to his stories of “the good old days” sitting out in the garage till who knows when. Always there to help anyone in need at any hour of the day or night. Rest in peace Wayne!

    Posted by: Mike Marler – Marissa, IL – Friend Jul 26, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. Mike and I will always remember and miss him. So many great memories.

    Posted by: Mike and Laura Downey – Ava, MO – Friend Jul 26, 2017
    I was your dad’s neighbor across the street. I am sorry to hear about his passing. Both your parents were wonderful people. And you’re right about Wayne not knowing a stranger. He was truly one of a kind! I’m blessed to have known him.

    Posted by: Barb Schaffner – Marissa, IL – Neighbor Jul 26, 2017
    I have so many memories of Wayne and his wife Judy that I don’t know where to begin. He was a great man with a big heart for kids. Growing up I spent many of nights with his family. He sure knew how to make you feel comfortable in his home. I can remember him buying my sister and I Easter dresses when we were very young. He never left us out of anything. There was never a dull moment when he was around. He was an all around great man. Love you Wayne. RIP

    Posted by: Jessica Easton(Cahoon) – Marissa, IL – Mother Jul 25, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

    Posted by: Barry & Missy Kellerman – Pinckneyville, IL – Family Friend Jul 25, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Amy, Lori, Andy, and all mates and grandchildren, you have our deepest sympathy. Uncle Wayne was one of a kind. As much as you miss this sweet man, I’m sure he is happy to be reunited with your sweet Mom.

    Posted by: Brenda Witbracht – Pinckneyville, IL – Family Jul 26, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    I was sorry to hear about your father-in-law Your family is in my prayers

    Posted by: Brenda Epplin – Pinckneyville, IL – Friend Jul 26, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    Dear Amy,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved father. I hope that you can find peace knowing that he is no longer suffering in poor health and is at his heavenly home with your Mom. Prayers continue for you and your family.
    Best wishes,
    Judy Ahlers

    Posted by: Judy Ahlers – Kirkwood, MO – Friend Jul 26, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. I know you will miss him a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Posted by: Donna Bagley – Family Jul 26, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    I spent many hour in the Huggins garage. I grew up with him and andy. they took me too the drag strip . and taught me about car and chevy no dough . he was almost like a father too me .he mint the world too me and will be missed by me forever. God speed on your new race LOVE YOU WAYNE R.I.P

    Posted by: timothy frisch – marissa, IL – Family Friend Jul 26, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    Know that I am praying for you

    Posted by: Joe Compton – Duquoin, IL – Friend Jul 27, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    Amy I am your FED family. I am sorry about daddy, I am thinking about you and your family and I will keep you all in my prays.

    Posted by: Rebecca Reese – St Louis, MO – Friend Jul 27, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    They broke the mold when God created him.Will be missed, Wayne and his Boston touring around Mariisa. Now he is with his lovely wife.

    Posted by: Kelly Hoernis – Marissa, IL – Friend Jul 27, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    I grew up in Marissa and new Wayne my whole childhood him and add we’re pretty good buddies. I have always loved Wayne and all his joking around he was a great man and will be very missed.Sending prayers and comfort to the family

    Posted by: Ashley Harris – marissa, IL – Friend Jul 27, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    Amy, you have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Posted by: Nathaniel Harris – Florissant, MO – Coworker Jul 28, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Amy, Lori and Andy –

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your parents gave me great childhood memories. RIP Wayne…jennifer

    Posted by: Jennifer (Smith) Starnes – Belleville, IL – Family Friend Jul 28, 2017

  13. Administrator says:


    I am so very sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were such wonderful people. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Jamie Ellison Jul 28, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    Special prayer for the Huggins/Mesler Family.

    Posted by: Karen Chaney – St. Louis, MO – Friend Jul 28, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    Dear Amy, Lori, and Andy – So Sorry to hear about your loss. Uncle Wayne was a very impressionable guy for me growing up at the Huggins gatherings. One of our family favorite stories is when Uncle Wayne would get partnered up with Grandpa Huggins for Rook, look out! “Now Waynie you know you can’t make a hundred!?!?!” He was always very kind and included me in a lot of stuff and sad to know he is gone from this world. Sorry for your loss.

    Scott, Cindy, and Nate

    Posted by: Scott Bishop – Long Beach, CA – Family Jul 29, 2017

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