Val Kent Hugg

Born: Sat., Jan. 17, 1948
Died: Mon., Apr. 22, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 26, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 27, 2019
Location: Spartanburg Christian Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 27, 2019
Location: Spartanburg Christian Church

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Val Kent Hugg was born on January 17, 1948 to Bernard and Thelma Hugg in Hillsdale Michigan.  He spent his years growing up on a farm in Williams County, Ohio.

Dad met our mom Aileen while attending college in Fort Wayne, IN.  They were married 48 years ago on September 20, 1970 and raised two children Troy Hugg and Melissa (Jeremy) Bruner.  From these two children came four grandchildren: Angel Hugg, Bella Hugg, Aaron Bruner, and Colby Bruner.  He is also survived by his siblings: Gloria North, Delores Mentley, Nelson Hugg, Lyndal (Rodney) Mocherman, Kay (Lundy) Adelsberger, Noel Hugg, Ned (Diane) Hugg, Rhonda Couts, Kyle (Jodie) Hugg, and Loraine (Ron) Krieger.  Along with his brother-in-law, Barry (Anita) Stewart, brother-in-law Sid Stewart, and sister-in-law, Beverly (Dudley) Guffey.  Parents Bernard and Thelma Hugg, Aileen’s Parents Bob and Anna Stewart, brothers-in-law, Don North, Virgil Mentley, Mike Couts, sister-in-law, Helen Hugg, and Niece Brenda Hugg preceded him in death and are now welcoming him into heaven with open arms.

Val is a 1966 graduate of North Central High School, Pioneer, Ohio.  Upon graduating from Radel College with an Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.  Val’s first job after college was with Balastrand Corporation in Ft. Wayne and then in Portland as a production foreman from the Electronics Department.  Upon the closing of Balastrand, Val and Aileen returned to Ft. Wayne where Val went to work with Charles Wire at American Data Company as a Production Technician for Fire Alarm Systems, digital speedometers and digital mileage monitors.  Val was then offered a job in Huntington for Triad-Utrad as an Electronics Lab Technician and then for Wabash Magnetics as an Electrical Technology Research Lab Supervisor until moving to Farmland in 1976 to join the family fertilizer business Stewart Enterprises.  IN 1987 Stewart Enterprises closed and Val did various work for people he met the eleven years in the fertilizer business who needed work don using his education as an electronic technician as he searched for a job.  One day Val came home and told Aileen he “didn’t have time to look for a job!”  And that was the beginning of Hugg Electrical and General Construction.  He then retired from Hugg Electrical and General Construction March 1, 2016 after happily serving the community for 29 years.

Val was a member of Spartanburg Christian Church.  He enjoyed the Ambassador Sunday School Class and was Happy to be part of the church building project. 

In Dad’s spare time he enjoyed spending time with his dearest wife, children, and most importantly grandchildren.  His family brought out his big smile and infectious laugh that he constantly had.  He was constantly teaching his children and grandchildren to love God, work hard, learn new things, make the most of what you have and to laugh.  If the grandkids had a new interest then so did Dad.  He learned to filet a fish, hunt squirrels, wash and rinse a dog that had too much soap on it, play volley ball, play soccer and be a driving instructor. 

He also loved gardening.  He was constantly starting plans from other plants or stems of trees and could make them grow beautifully.  He loved to take someone else’s trash and make it treasures (fountains, lawn art, etc.).  Mom never knew what he would come dragging home, but it usually turned out beautiful.  Dad was also noted for bringing home old tractors too.  He enjoyed restoring and maintaining six old tractors, including his Father’s old 1952 Oliver tractor.  The grandkids had several tractor rides with Dad.

A service to celebrate Val’s life will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Spartanburg Christian Church in Spartanburg with Pastors Brian Richmond and Ray Ellis officiating.  Burial will follow at Lisbon Cemetery North of Union City, IN.

Friends and family may call from 3-7 p.m., on Friday April 26, as well as an hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Christian Church, 6714 E. 700 S., Lynn, IN 47355 or to the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, 1030 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Patricia Medecke
   Posted Tue April 23, 2019
Aileen and family we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

paige deloney
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Paige Deloney.

I am thinking of your family during this time. Paige Deloney

Rickey Gates
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Our prayers are with you all during this time of loss of your brother.

Gilbert and Gina Montez
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of the families loss. We know the hole it leaves in your heart. Kyle, know that we are praying peace upon you and yours, and may Christ fill that vacant spot, and give you hope...

Lisa Rawn
   Posted Sat April 27, 2019
Noel, praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. I didn’t know him but after reading his tribute wish I had. What a great man.

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