In Memory of Harriet Huset

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Harriet Louise Huset, age 97 of River Falls, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 17, 2020 at the Kinnic Health & Rehab.  Harriet was born July 28, 1922 in Minneapolis, MN to Fredolph and Helma (Midthun) Johnson.  She graduated from Chetek High School, with the Class of 1940.   In 1943, Harriet was united in marriage to Otis Huset in Montgomery, AL.  Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Thomas, Gregory, and an infant stillborn son; and two daughters, Nancy and Peggy.  Along with lovingly raising her family, Harriet assisted her husband, Otis as business manager for their Plumbing and Heating business.

Harriet enjoyed her time on the golf course, being a part of league bowling, and playing bridge with friends.  She also delighted in painting.  Harriet was a long time member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church.  Harriet will be fondly remembered as a kind and gentle woman, considerate and gracious, with a loving heart for others.

Harriet is survived by her daughters, Nancy (John) Laird of River Falls, WI and Peggy (Ig) Huset Duros of Franksville, WI; daughters-in-law, Diann Huset and Susan Martin; grandchildren:  Nathan Huset, Mandy (Ryan) MaGuire, Emma (Bryant) Gottschalk, and Alex Huset; great-grandchildren, Abby MaGuire, Tommy MaGuire and Cameron Gottschalk; along with many other loving relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis; sons, Thomas, Gregory, and infant son.

Private graveside services will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.  Memorials honoring Harriet are preferred to donor’s choice.  The Huset family wishes to thank the staff at Kinnic Health & Rehab and Allina Hospice for their exceptional care of Harriet.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644.

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  • I just noticed Harriet’s obituary in the Chetek Alert. I have memories of her and Otis as a good friends of my parents, Rog and Ginny. As Chris Dewey says…there’s was lots of golf and bridge, and also fish fries, the “Zipper open”. I see you are in River Falls, Roger grew up near the Kinnikinic on a farm south of town. He passed in 2006 and Ginny in 2012. Difficult time to close a chapter, especially the whole book. May your memories comfort you.

  • The family of Harriet Huset; my deepest condolences in memory of a wonderful lady. Harriet & my Mother, Anne Dimick golfed, played cards and shared many interests together. She was a great lady and will be remembered for her beautiful smile & personality.

  • Sad to hear of Harriet’s passing. She was one of my favorite aunts. She always had a beautiful smile and soft voice. I know she will be missed.