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James R. Huesken

May 25, 1940 — April 19, 2023

Poland

Poland -  James R. Huesken, 82,  passed away Wednesday,  April 19, 2023, in the comfort of his home, with his loving wife by his side.
Jim was born in Youngstown, OH on May 25, 1940, a son of Harold and Ann (Casey) Huesken.
He was a 1958 graduate of South High School and served in the US Army for three years in Korea.
Jim retired from General Motors Packard Electric Division in Warren, OH after 31 years. He also completed jewelry repair and diamond setting classes at Drouhard’s National Jewelers School in Columbus. He was employed at Ace Diamond and Jewelry in Boardman, working part-time, and retired from there at the age of 80.
He was a lifelong member of Holy Family Catholic Church and devout Catholic   He was a big dog lover and enjoyed walking his dogs, Annie and Honey.  He was a caring and devoted husband and loving stepfather and grandfather.
Jim leaves his loving wife of 42 years, Mary Ann (Sandine) Huesken, whom he married on January 24, 1981, at Holy Family Church; his stepsons, James Eckman and daughter-in- law Joyce, of Poland; and Dominic Eckman, his stepson and godchild, of Youngstown;  a stepdaughter, Joy Stover Stortroen (Ray) of Wyoming;  nephews, Richard (Mary Ellen) Huesken of Westlake, OH, and Paul (Louise) Huesken, of Atlanta, GA; a niece, Joan Marie Huesken of Youngstown;  his granddaughters, Emily Eckman Krauss (Philip), Elise Marie, Ashlie and Bridgett Eckman;  step-grandchildren, Carla and Eric Pesa and Rachael Molchan Syska (Jared).
Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother, Richard and sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Huesken; and a stepson, Jeffrey Stover.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Monday, April 24, 2023, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market Street in Boardman.  There will be a prayer service on Monday, April 24, 2023, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road in Poland with Msgr. William Connell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to Animal Charities, 4140 Market Street, Youngstown, 44512 in James’s memory.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, April 24, 2023

8:45 - 9:15 am (Eastern time)

Davis-Becker Funeral Home Boardman

8536 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512

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Prayer Service

Monday, April 24, 2023

Starts at 9:15 am (Eastern time)

Davis-Becker Funeral Home Boardman

8536 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, April 24, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Church (Poland)

, Poland, OH 44514

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