Greta Jean Lockhart, age 92, of Brownsville, Minn., passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, at Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove, Minn.
She was born July 10, 1921, at Waterville, Iowa, to Walter and Tilda (Olson) Huffey. She attended rural grade school near Waterville and graduated from Decorah High School in Decorah, Iowa.
Greta went to Chicago after High School for employment and spent 37 years working as a secretary in both commerce and civil service. She worked in Kentucky, St. Paul and La Crosse, Wis. during those years. In La Crosse, she was employed by the U.S. Forest Service and also by Trane Company. After moving to the Brownsville area, Greta owned and operated Spring Hills Trout Farm and also had an antique business.
Greta and William Lockhart were married on July 26, 1946. They later divorced. After retirement, she persued her love of the arts in the form of painting landscapes and portraits and weaving beautiful pieces on her looms in her studio. She enjoyed horseback riding and went on many trail rides with friends and also did cross country skiing. She was an avid collector of antiques, and knew the story of each one.
She is survived by her brother, George (Jean) Huffey, Waterville; her sisters, Leatrice McEvilly, Caledonia, Minn.; Esther Enyart, Lancaster, Texas and Lotus (Barton) Bulman, Caledonia; and by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and their spouses, Rev. Lloyd (Myrtle) Huffey, Rev. Vinton (Lillian) Huffey, Rev. Vernon (Marian) Huffey; two sisters and their spouses, Shirley (LuVerne) Brown and Merle (Jyles) Schultz; and by brothers-in-law, Jerry Mc Evilly and William Enyart.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Evangelical Free Church, Spring Grove. Burial was in Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery (Cork Hollow Rd), rural Brownsville. Rev. John Cedar and Rev. David Allen officiated. There was no visitation.
Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is assisting the family with arrangements.