Larry L. Huffman

Larry L. Huffman died peacefully at the age of 71 on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007 surrounded by his wife of 50 years, children and grandchildren at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at the Schramka-Densow Funeral Home at 423 N. Main St., Thiensville, WI 53092. Visitation was held prior to the funeral service.

Larry worked for 30 years with Super Sky Products, International, 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 Corporation, 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. Passionate about youth sports, he helped found the Thiensville-Mequon Youth Baseball Association and served many years as its first president. As a charter member of the Thiensville-Mequon Optimist Club, Larry helped organize the All-American Youth Football League and called plays as the T-M Cardinals’ first coach. He 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 Wisconsin Bow Hunters Association, National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, Quality Deer Management Association, 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 Congress.

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.

Larry is survived by his wife Joyce Huffman; sister Patricia (Chuck) Erickson; 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 was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Isabel Huffman; and his brother Dave Huffman.

Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to Rawhide Boys Ranch, E7475 Rawhide Road, New London, WI 54961 or Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 West Chapel Hill Road, Mequon, WI 53097.