James "Jim" Huck

James "Jim" Huck


March 22, 1936 - August 13, 2023


James “Jim” Huck, 87, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023, with his wife by his side at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 19, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

James Paul Huck was born March 22, 1936, to Philip and Lydia (Bauer) Huck in Minatare, NE. He grew up on a family farm, and went to grade school north of the family farm. Jim attended Minatare High School, and after graduating attended Scottsbluff College in Scottsbluff, NE.

Jim married his first wife and moved to Cheyenne, WY where he worked at the Cheyenne Agriculture Station and the railroad. They were blessed with three sons, Jim Jr., Michael, and Robert. Jim enjoyed working with his sons at baseball games and umpiring their games. Later the family moved to Mitchell, SD where Jim worked at different jobs before deciding to farm.

Jim’s hobbies were farming, fishing, and hunting S.D. pheasants. In 1995, Jim met his second wife, Helen Wilhelm Hessler, and they farmed for 22 years. They were members of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Jim was born and raised in the Lutheran faith.   

Jim is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Jimmy (Terri) of Cheyenne, WY, Michael (JoAnn) of Cheyenne, WY, and Robert (Rebecca) of North Carolina; stepson, Steve (Diana) Hessler of Gering, NE; one grandson from Cheyenne and two grandsons from North Carolina; two granddaughters from Denver and one granddaughter from Australia; three great-grandsons; two step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Doris Schaneman; brother, Clyde; in-laws, Conrad Sr. and Louise Wilhelm; and brother-in-law, Conrad Wilhelm Jr.


Saturday, August 19, 2023
10:30 AM
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 N Main St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Don & Cheryl DenOuden on August 18, 2023
He was a good friend. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Sandy Murray on August 17, 2023
Rest in Peace dear Jim! You will be missed! Love you Helen! ❤️✝️
Posted by John McGee on August 17, 2023
Posted by Steve and Vicki Heimsoth on August 16, 2023
Our deepest sympathy to Helen and family.
Posted by Jan Gusman on August 15, 2023
Miss you an will remember all the happy times
Posted by Doig and Joy Stuckert on August 15, 2023
We are thinking of you Helen and sending you are deepest sympathy!! God Bless you and Keep you!!
Posted by Dorothy Stuckert on August 15, 2023
So very sorry for your loss! May God be with you!
Posted by Earl Jack on August 15, 2023
Our sympathy and prayers Helen and family. Thinking of you. I wish I would have known Jim when he was well.
Posted by Mike and Carole Bauer on August 15, 2023
Thinking of you Helen and the entire family. Blessings.
Posted by Charlie and Vicki Larson on August 15, 2023
So sorry for your loss, my God be with you.
Posted by Ben & Dee Van Deest on August 14, 2023
Many good memories of the ag chem days.
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