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