Funeral services for James “Jim” Huttmann, age 76, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Jacob Bobby will officiate, with burial at a later date.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Jim died Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota following a lengthy illness.
James William Huttmann was born January 23, 1943, to Ruth (Ruedi) and William Huttmann in Bloomfield, Nebraska. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1961 and went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree in teaching in Industrial Arts and Math. Jim married Leslie Lee Lemke, his high school sweetheart and best friend, on June 25, 1965, at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.
Jim taught in Mondamin, Iowa for approximately six years before moving back to Bloomfield to farm with his father. They raised registered Black Angus cattle and row crops. Jim worked at a variety of part-time positions and then full-time at Kolberg-Pioneer in Yankton for 20 years, from where he retired.
Jim was an avid collector of International toy tractors and coins. He loved going to farm sales and spending time taking his grandkids out for tractor and four-wheeler rides.
Jim leaves his wife of 54 years, Leslie (Lemke) Huttmann; daughter, Cheryl and her children, Brittney Carnahan and Lucas Bressington; son, Steven (Kaye) Huttmann and their daughters, Jameson and Somerset; and Timothy (Theresa) Huttmann and their children, Austin, Grace, Carly, and Jack; great-grandson, Alexander Carnahan, son of Brittney and Noel; brothers-in-law; cousins; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerome; daughter, Cherie Lee; and in-laws, Lester and Vivian Lemke.