Larry Huffman (1935-2007) died peacefully surrounded by his wife of 50 years, children and grandchildren on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Isabel Huf-fman, and his brother Dave Huffman.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; a sister, Patricia (Chuck) Erick-son; a sister-in-law, Marion Huffman; sons, Greg, Todd (Lin), Doug (Mary) and Troy (Kathy) Huffman; and grandchildren, Ben, Mitch, Lauren, Kelly, Sam and Ally Huffman.
Larry worked for 30 years with Super Sky Products, Internat-ional of Mequon, one of the leading skylight companies in the world.
He joined the company in 1958 and served as president and CEO until 1987.
Larry then founded several businesses including the East Mequon Development Corp., a commercial real estate development firm; Wildlife Images, an art gallery and direct mail company specializing in gifts and apparel for hunters; and Venado Hills, a white-tailed deer farm in West Bend.
Larry lived most of his life in Thiensville, having moved to Wisconsin from Galesburg, Ill. in 1957.
Larry was passionate about youth sports, helping found the Thiensville-Mequon Youth Base-ball Association and serving many years as its first president.
As a charter member of the Thiensville-Mequon Optimist Club he helped organize the All- American Youth Football League and called plays as the T/M Cardinals first coach.
Larry also served Thiensville as a village trustee.
Larry was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and conservationist. He served as president of the Wisconsin Chapter of Safari Club International and as a regional vice president.
He was a life member of numerous conservation and hunting organizations such as Wiscon-sin Bow Hunters Associ-ation, National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Founda-tion, Safari Club Inter-national, Quality Deer Management Associa-tion, North American Hunting Club and the Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club.
He was an associate member of the Pope and Young Club and the Boone and Crockett Club and was serving as a representative to the Wisconsin Conservation Con-gress.
Larry dedicated much of his life over the past 20 years to white-tailed deer.
Aside from raising white-tailed deer on his deer farm, Larry assembled and sold the world’s finest collection of trophy white-tailed deer mounts.
His collection contained over 85 trophies ranked in either the Boone and Crockett Club or Pope and Young record books.
The collection included two of the most famous trophies in the world - The Jim Jordan Buck and the Hole-in-the-Horn Buck.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Schramka-Densow Funeral Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiens-ville.
Visitation will be held Satur-day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with the funeral service at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to Rawhide Boys Ranch, E7475 Rawhide Road, New London, WI 54961, or Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road, Mequon, WI 53097.