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Obituaries

October 19, 2013

Wendy Huckstadt

Wendy Huckstadt, 57, of Champaign passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Oct. 15, 2013, following a year-long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. John Lutheran Church, 509 S. Mattis Ave, Champaign. Burial will follow immediately at Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.

Wendy was born Oct. 22, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of J. Fred and Mildred Voigt.

She is survived by husband Wayne Huckstadt of Champaign; three daughters Erin (Kevin) O’Leary of Lake Zurich, Janell Huckstadt of Chicago, and Allison Huckstadt of Champaign; two (soon to be three) granddaughters, Eileen-Alannah, Mildred Rosalie and Johanna Christine; father J. Fred Voigt of Memphis; three brothers; Jim, Bradley and Jay Voigt. Preceded in death by her mother Mildred Voigt.

Wendy attended Illinois State University where she met her husband Wayne Huckstadt, and married in 1978. Wendy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She shared her love for nature with her family and friends with frequent camping trips and relaxing adventures to the beach. She was involved in 4-H, a Girl Scout troop leader, an advocate for strong women, and a role model for many young ladies.

She was a crafter, an artist, and seamstress, and her creativity glowed in all aspects of her life. She created and directed numerous family programs and special events for the Champaign Park District. Wendy spent the past 14 years as a physical education teacher for Unit 4 Schools in Champaign where she received the Eastern District Illinois AHPERD Teacher of the Year Award.

While teaching at Bottenfield Elementary she received grants to develop a running club that motivated many students and families to live an active and healthy lifestyle. She presented her work at educational conferences and University settings. She was an athlete and excited to rally friends and families for 5Ks, relays, and triathlons, and was a cheerleader to all. She enjoyed fundraising for various national organizations focused on health.

Wendy loved being a teacher, inspiring children, and having sand squished between her toes on a sun soaked surf. Wendy’s devotion as loving wife, mother and grandmother will be cherished forever.

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