Huyghe, Julia

Written by David Green.

Julia Laura Huyghe, 86, of Lyons, Ohio, died Aug. 17, 2006 at Parkcliffe Alzheimer’s Community in Toledo, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Fayette, Ohio, to Michael and Febronie (VanCoppenolle) Bonte. She married Albert Huyghe on Jan. 8, 1937, and he preceded her in death July 12, 1997.

Julia helped her husband with the farm and was also employed at Bancroft Cleaners in Morenci, Wood & Wood Poultry in Lyons, and retired in 1982 from Sheridan in Wauseon, Ohio. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish in Lyons and its Rosary Altar Society. She loved working in her flower garden.

Julia is survived by a son, Wayne (and Deborah) Huyghe of Toledo; grandsons, Gregory (and Jennifer) Huyghe of Toledo, Todd Huyghe of Arlington, Va., and Andrew Huyghe of Bowling Green, Ohio, and sisters, Irene Carson and Laura Welch, both of Adrian, Mich.

Besides her husband, Julia was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister, Elida May, and brothers, Norman and Armand Bonte.

Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption with Fr. Dennis Metzger officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkcliffe Alzheimer’s Community or Heartland Hospice.

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