John D. Husby, age 80, of River Falls died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the River Falls Area Hospital. He was born on November 19, 1938 to Earl and Mary (Butteris) Husby in Menomonie. He graduated from Menomonie High School in 1956. On April 4, 1959 he married Melva Krogstad. John worked as a Manager of Systems/Operations for UW-River Falls for 31 years. In retirement, he enjoyed helping his son, Jeff with his new home construction business. John enjoyed collecting toy tractors and coins, square dancing, reading western books, woodworking, camping, and most of all spending time with family. He will be remembered as an amazing dad, husband, father in law, grandpa and great grandpa who opened his heart to anyone, had kindness beyond belief and taught us all how to love unconditionally. John will be greatly missed.
John is survived by his wife, Melva; children, Jody (Mike) Mulhollam, Tim Husby, Tammy (Randy) Wolfe, Jeff (Cheri) Husby; granddaughter, Heather Vasser; grandsons Tyler Schladweiler, Tyler (Kayla) and Zach Hunter; great-granddaughters, Michaela and Alexis Vasser, great-grandsons, Roen and Greyson Hunter; brothers, Ron, Vaughn (Janet), Jim (Jan), Mick (Ann); sister, Kathie Skillings; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary; brother, Bill; sisters, Shirley, Maryruth, Carole and Joan; sister-in-law, Corrine; brothers-in-law, Rich, Bob, Bud and Dale. Following John’s wishes, a private family gathering was held on Friday, August 23. Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.