Ernest "Ernie" Lester Huff

July 5, 1948April 5, 2021

Galesburg - Ernest "Ernie" Huff, 72, of Galesburg, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg. He was born on July 5, 1948 in Peoria, a son of Merle, Sr. and Eliza (Hardy) Huff. They preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Huff and Glenn (Marilyn) Huff; and seven sisters, Betty (Bob) Bennett, Geraldine (Keith) Smallburger, Darlene (Walter) Lockhart, Donna (Chick) Schneider, Crystal (Gene) Irons, Susan Cox, and Ruby (Manley) Jones.

Surviving are two sisters, Juanita (Roger) Slama of Bellevue and Judy (Ron) Brown of Fort Myers, FL; three brothers, Merle "Sonny" (Judy) Huff of Bartonville, Russell (Nancy) Huff of Broken Arrow, OK, and Vernon (Kathy) Huff of Bellevue; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ernie loved to draw and paint.

Ernie's funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. There will be no visitation. Interment will take place in Pottstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CWTC in Peoria or Ep!c.

Online condolences may be left for Ernie's family at


  • CWTC
  • EP!C


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


Ernest "Ernie" Lester Huff

have a memory or condolence to add?

Erin Milliman

April 8, 2021

Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.I have so many fond memories of you.You will be greatly missed by so many.We love you Ernie!!❤❤❤

Carol Graham

April 8, 2021

Ernie was the light of my work life. He was the cutest little man ID ever known. Ernie would share anything he had with his house mates. Ernie love payday candy bars and snickers. Ernie was always so pleasant and was a very particular dresser. He always had to be near in appearance and had to have his comb in his pocket to keep his hair neatly combed. I miss you and love you so much little old man. Heaven is blessed to have a part of my heart. I love you Ernie and will see you again. Carol