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Fred C. “Freddie” Hughes

Fred Hughes obituary photoFred C. “Freddie” Hughes, age 67, of Huron, died Friday, January 2, 2009, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.    The Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 6th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Christopher Hughes and Father Terry Anderson as celebrants.  Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery with military rites by the Huron Veterans Council.  

Frederick Charles Hughes was born December 8, 1941, at Huron, South Dakota to Hubert Charles and Ella Mae (Cashman) Hughes.  He attended school at Huron and graduated from Huron High School.  Fred served in the United States Army from October 1962 until July 1965.   His primary duty was in the Army Security Agency, where he was stationed in Kenya for 18 months.  While there, he lived out a personal dream by going on a two week safari in Kenya.  He bagged the ninth largest cape buffalo in Africa at the time. 

On June 27, 1969, he married Linda Gilbertson at Bryant. 

At the age of fourteen, Fred went to work in his dad’s gas station.  When he was discharged from the Army his dad had just died.  Fred was responsible for running three gas stations, and also the gas station/bait shop for thirteen years.  The bait shop was known as the “home of the educated minnow.”

He enjoyed his motorhome, boat and fishing. 

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Linda, of Huron; his children, Father Christopher Hughes, of Mellette, Abraham (Ona) Hughes, of Aberdeen, Carrie Hughes, of Huron and Eve Hughes, of Huron; eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Teagen, Payton, Amanda, Dylan, Vivian, Toby, and Nathaniel; one sister, Charleen Dwyer of Aitkin, Minnesota; and one sister-in-law, Lucy Hughes, of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hubert Hughes, Jr.

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