Andrew  Huff


Andrew J. "Andy" Huff, 86, Osgood, passed away at 1:45a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018, at University Hospital, Cincinnati.
He was born near Osgood October 18, 1931, the son of Henry and Catherine Pollwine Huff. He was married to Virginia Back May 9, 1959, and she preceded him in death June 17, 2002.
Survivors include five daughters Linda (Mike) Sexton of Radcliff, Kentucky, Jane (Randy) Riehle of Holton, Diane (Brent) Davis of Nashville, Sherry (Brad) Hawk of Milan and Kathy (Rob) Plue of Shelbyville; two sons Roger (Bonnie) Huff of Osgood, and Scott (Kelly) Huff of Madison; 17 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Susie Huff of Osgood and Darlene Huff of Westport.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother Harold, and his brothers Virgil and Bernard Huff.
Mr. Huff was a 1950 graduate of Napoleon High School and spent his entire life in the Napoleon and Osgood areas. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War where he served with the 43rd Infantry Division. For service to his country, Andy received the National Defense Service Medal and the Occupation Medal. In civilian life Andy was best known throughout southeast Indiana as an auctioneer. He received his auctioneer training at the Reppert Auction School in Decatur and over a 60-year career conducted over 3,000 sales, canceling only 3. He and Ginny volunteered their time to conduct many auctions for charitable organizations in the community and for several years they manned the raffle booth at the Napoleon Firemen's Picnic. Andy also was employed with Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg, which he retired from in 1992. Andy was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood, the Knights of Columbus in Batesville, Knights of St. John at Milhousen, the Napoleon VFW, Osgood American Legion and was also a former Boy Scout leader in Napoleon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 8th at 10 a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon with Fr. Bill Turner officiating. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services beginning at 3:30pm.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
Published on May 7, 2018
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