Hubert N. Hughey

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Hubert Neil Hughey, age 87, of Gaylord, Michigan, peacefully passed away on December 28, 2022, at home with his family and pets by his side.

He was born in Antrim, Michigan on, August 12, 1935, to George W. and Dorothy (Losey) Hughey. In 1950, the family moved to Inkster, Michigan.

In 1953, he met and married Shirley Ostermeyer, and together they raised four daughters: Debra, Kim, Michele, and Gail.

In 1969 he moved his family to his beloved Antrim County.

In 2008, Hughey married Lynne Seidell Lewandowski Goupill and they moved to the Shady Maple Farm in Gaylord, Michigan.

He retired from the U.S. Post Office, where he was a rural letter carrier in Grayling, Michigan.

Hughey was an avid bird and duck hunter. He also had a strong connection to animals, horses in particular. He owned horses all his life and rode up until a few years before his passing. He was lovingly known as “Grandpa Chicken.”

Hughey was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy; brother, Larry; and daughter, Gail.

He is survived by his wife, Lynne; daughters, Debra (Ron) Murden, Kim (Larry) Roszczewski, and Michele Hughey; grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Todd, Mark, Abbey, Nathan, Courtney, and Tyler; multiple great-grandchildren; siblings, Hilda, Evlyn, Deanna, Edward, and Janice Kay; and many dear friends and neighbors who brought so much joy to his life.

The family has chosen cremation, and a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2023.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, at 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

6 comments on “Hubert N. Hughey”

  1. Lynne, so sorry to hear of Hughey’s passing. He and Ken had some great conversations together. He was a great guy and neighbor.

  2. Dick and Marilyn Diebold

    Lynne, We are saddened to hear of Hughey’s passing. “Though we only met him a couple of times we’ll always remember him as a true gentleman, that’s a Gentleman with a CAPITAL “G”.

  3. Lynn,
    I didn’t know your husband, but he must have been very special to be married to the special person you are!
    Haven’t seen you very often, but I remember the old school days!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and Hughey.

  4. Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss, he was a very sweet man, you both loved animals so much!

    I must say the coincidences are amazing to say the least, parents George and Dorothy, I know your dad was Don, but still, with Dorothy maried to George, wow. Brother Larry….a unique situation.

    Sending you love and peace. I miss you, sweet Lynne!

    Tammy Seidell

  5. Oh my gosh. I didn’t know. Huey was a good guy, I met him while working at the bank, which is now called 53rd on old 27. I know he will be deeply missed

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