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Everett 'Bud' Huyett

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[June 25, 2007]  DIXON -- Everett J. "Bud" Huyett, 87, of Dixon, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Coventry Village in Sterling.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Michael Morrissey, pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church, officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial, with military graveside honors by the Dixon combined veterans group, will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Dixon.

Mr. Huyett was employed by Lone Star Cement Plant at Dixon as a packing house supervisor for 37 years. He retired in 1982.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Amboy, to John and Catherine Bothe Huyett. He married Doris Dawson on Jan. 23, 1947, in Sterling.

Survivors include his wife; his children, Janice (and Dennis) Russell of Rockford, Joan (and Gary) Janssen of Dixon, Larry (and Diane) Huyett of Dixon, Victoria (and Howard) Michler of Dixon and Timothy Huyett of Lincoln; a sister, Ruth Tucker of Dixon; 14 grandchildren, Jamie Sandoval, Jonna Russell, Nikki Lovett, Michael Janssen, David Janssen, Matt Huyett, Tim Huyett, Amy Kernel, Dawn Howell, Lisa Oelke, Lori Kavadas, Jennifer Reyes, Daniel Michler and Gregory Michler; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ethel Shoemaker, Myrtle Bolliver and Inez Frerichs.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540 and Elks Lodge BPOE 779, both in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to benefit KSB Hospice.

Condolences may be sent at www.thejonesfh.

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