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Obituaries > HUFFMAN, CLAUDE J.

Longview, Wash. ” Claude Junior Huffman, 88, of Longview, Wash., died on Sunday, May 9, 2010, in Longview, WA.

Born Feb. 24, 1923, in Lyons, KS, he was the son of Claude I. Huffman and Florence M. Huffman.

He was a resident of Pittsburg for 20 years, a graduate of Pittsburg Senior High School, and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps November 26, 1942. He served as a Marine Raider in the S. Pacific in WWII, and was awarded two Purple Heart medals for injury in combat.

He worked as a security officer for several companies and hospitals in Washington and Indiana until his retirement in 1994.

Survivors include two brothers, David C. Huffman, of Everett, WA, and Donald M. Huffman of Pella, IA; a sister, Lillian F. Truman of Irvine, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Theodore C. Huffman, and Eldon W. Huffman, a sister Virginia Lee Scott.

Graveside services will be 10 am, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at the Highland Park Cemetery in Pittsburg, KS. Local arrangements by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Pittsburg, KS.