Klaus Huehn

Klaus Huehn

  • Funeral Date: 11/29/12
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date of Birth: 6/23/51
  • Date of Death: 11/25/12
  • Funeral Location: First United Church of Christ - Northfield

Klaus Detlev Huehn was born June 23, 1951, in Stotterhnheim, East Germany, to Klaus and MariAnne (Kristenpfad) Huehn.  His family emigrated to Stuttgart, West Germany, in 1961, ten days before the Berlin Wall was built.  In 1985, Klaus visited the United States on a youth choir tour and met Susan Weissmann, his soulmate.  In 1988, Susan joined Klaus in Germany and they were married on October 20, 1989.  They moved back to Northfield in 1991.  Klaus retired from his woodworking career in 2011 and spent his time pursuing many passions, including cooking, singing in the church choir, sailing, and being a dedicated husband and father.  He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield.  He is known to many Northfielders for selling jam and mustard at the RiverWalk Farmer’s Market.  He was full of life, authentic, philosophical, exuberant, and loved to engage in passionate dialogue.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife, Susan, children Peter, Sonja, and Alexander, brother Mario (Dagmar) and his parents.

Klaus passed away unexpectedly in Northfield on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at the age of 61, while engaging in one of his passions, cooking for those he loved.

Services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street in Northfield, Rev. Kristin Maier presiding.  Lunch to follow.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, from 4-7 p.m., at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Klaus Huehn memorial fund.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com


  1. Brian & Cathy

    Beloved Family – we are sending you our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. We love you.

  2. What a great loss. The market will not be the same.

  3. Sarah Anderson


    So sorry for your loss, we all know how much you loved Klaus, he sounds like a great man from the stories you have told us! Our throughts and prayers go out to you and your family! We miss you very much at MSB

    Sarah Anderson

  4. Marina Bayrashev

    Susan, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband! My heart is breaking for you! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Dallas & Millie Berg

    Dear Susan, Peter, Sonja and Alex,
    We are so sad to hear of your loss. Klaus shall be remembered for his love of people, his kindness, his gentle spirit, his endearing love for his family and community. Our Love and prayers are with you.

    Love to each of you.

    Dallas and Millie

  6. Stacy Jacobson

    Susan, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. From the stories you told us in class Klaus was a wonderful man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family always.

  7. Txeng Xiong

    May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Wishing you comfort and peace at this time of sorrow.

    Txeng Xiong

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Irish Headstone

  8. Kellie Roth

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your beloved husband. You have shared so many wonderful stories about him, and my heart breaks for the loss you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your children and family during this difficult time! We miss you very much here at MSB!

    Kellie Roth

  9. Kurt and Jennifer Kelley

    We are very sorry for your loss. Although we don’t know your personally, we have met Peter as he is a roommate of our son, Lucas at University of Minnesota-Crookston. We pray for your entire family at this difficult time.

  10. Kylie Magnuson


    I am so sorry for your loss! I remember the time he made crepes for us! He seemed like a great man! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children in this difficult time!

    Kylie Magnuson

  11. susan carmody

    Dear Susan
    My heart is heavy for you and the children…..Klaus was a wonderful man. How grateful I am to have spent some time with him last spring and to see how happy you both were. Let me know how I can help you in this time of grief.
    Sue Carmody

  12. Marilyn Prevost

    Dear Susan, Sonja, Peter and Alex,

    My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you, along with virtual hugs from the desert southwest.


  13. Ruth Edstrom

    The cooking world has lost a creative man. I enjoyed discussing cooking techniques with him. I will think fondly of him as I savor the last of his mustards. I am so sorry for your loss.

  14. Leah Stewart


    I am so deeply sorry for the sudden and unexpected loss of your husband, Klaus. My heart goes out to you and your family. From what you had told your students at MSB, your husband seemed like a great guy. I pray that you and your children have the support you need at this painful and difficult time.

    Leah Stewart

  15. Kimberly Bayerkohler

    Susam and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the unexpected death of your husband/father. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I’m sending strength, courage, and prayer to help you through.

  16. Susan and family

    I’m so sorry to hear of what we all didn´t expect. Your husband and father is gone. But also a very good friend of mine.
    Bur there is consolation for all of us who remain:
    We should not grieve that we have lost him,
    but be thankful that we have had him, and even now
    still have:
    for he who comes home to the Lord, remains in the community of
    God’s family is just preceded.

  17. Bob Beattie

    Susan, my wife and I met Klaus in St. Louis a few days after you met him in Minnesota. He and Roland Heppler stayed in our home while they were performing at the Strassenfest there. We saw Klaus and Roland again in 1986 when we visited Roland at Roland’s parents’ home in Germany. The guys took us to a very nice restaurant on the occasion of my 50th birthday. I learned of Klaus’ untimely death through an email from Roland. We are shocked by the news. You and your family are in our prayers. Although we spent relatively few days with him, we keep Klaus in our affection.

    Bob and Mary Beattie

    • Thank you for your beautiful words. I never knew your names, but remember Klaus speaking fondly of his “family” in St. Louis. He was my soul-mate.

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