James J. Husa

    James John Husa, Sr., passed away May 15, 2019, at age 94  years old.  Born in Chicago, Illinois on May 2, 1925.
    He resided in Berwyn, Illinois from the age of one year until the time he left to attend the University of Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
    He met his first wife, Ruth Maria, who was studying piano performance, at the University of Illinois.  Mr. Husa received a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing.
    He is survived by their four children, James J. Husa (Charlene), Mark L. Husa, Jacqueline Ann Husa Solosky (Robert) and Charles L. Husa; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;  and his brother, Harold Husa.
    Ruth preceded him in death in 1978; along with his grandson, Mark Husa;  and his brother, John (Jack) Husa.
    Mr. Husa married Margaret Mantke on Oct. 27, 1979, a fellow school teacher and elementary school principal.
    Mr. Husa was sadly preceded in death by his step-son, Thomas Mantke in 2018.
    He is survived by his stepsons, Lawrence Mantke (Vicki) and Christopher Mantke (Patty); four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
    Mr. Husa was a teacher in many areas, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. He enjoyed tutoring in his retirement, along with substitute teaching. He was a member of the Lions Club in Bellevue, Michigan.
    The family received friends Monday morning, May 20, where a celebration of life  service was held later that morning at Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave., Paw Paw,  with Pastor Tim Gunderson officiating. Interment was at  Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, MI.
    The family has requested that donations, in lieu of flowers, be sent to Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown, Wisconsin or to the Michigan Association of Retired Personnel, Van Buren Chapter, 3645 E Jolly Road, Lansing, MI, 48910.
    Share a memory, photo or sign the online guestbook at: www.adamspawpaw.com.
 

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