John M. Huck, Maj USAF (Retired)


John M. Huck, Maj USAF (Retired)

December 6, 1937 ~ December 9, 2019

Age 82

John was a Deacon at St. Mary’s and St. Matthew’s in Bellevue for 39 years. He was the 1997 Bellevue Person of the Year, administrator for the Bellevue Food Pantry, and a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. John, a Vietnam veteran and a Bronze Star recipient, served in the United States Air Force for 20 years.

Preceded in death by his brother Joseph.

Survived by his wife of 58 years Beverly; children Pamela Hughes (Kevin), Libby Leute (Tony), Matthew Huck (Connie), Jennifer Bardsley (Greg) & Michael Huck (Eileen); 18 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, December 19th,  5:30-7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2302 Crawford Street, Bellevue.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, December 20th, 10:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Interment: Friday, December 20th, 2:00 p.m., Omaha National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Bellevue Food Pantry, 1908 Hancock Street, Bellevue 68005.



  • EUGENE CURTIN Posted December 16, 2019 1:57 pm

    John was one of those golden-hearted curmudgeons who enrich life so much. The great cause of his later life was the Bellevue Food Pantry, which he served long and faithfully. I spoke to him on several occasions, sometimes at length, and always thought myself a better person for it. Another Bellevue icon gone to an even better place. RIP. God bless you, old friend.

  • Kevin Lavin Posted December 20, 2019 12:24 pm

    I was blessed to have met John on Guam in the early 60s. We were both young USAF weather support officers at Andersen AFB. Our friendship included our families as we all learned our new professions and family life. We continued our friendship for years including time in Illinois when my daughter Kim was born and John and his wife Bev were God Parents at her Christening at Chanute AFB. We all marveled at how John gave of himself to his community as a Catholic Deacon even supporting Prison ministry. His help with the local food pantry is well known. Special thanks to his wife Beverly and his children for the support they gave John in his many charitable activities. I can’t be at the funeral today, but will attend Mass in Charlottesville VA I know my late wife Carol no doubt is also remembering John and his family. God Bless Bev and family!

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