W. Archie Hughes passed away Friday, August 27, 2010 at his home in Waupaca at the age of 80 years. He was born on March 2, 1930 to Walter and Hilda (nee Yahr) Hughes. He married Gloria Jean Smith on September 5, 1953. Archie will be remembered for many things. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also loved socializing and vacationing in the north woods. He had the unique ability to make something out of nothing and had a knack for tinkering. Archie is survived by his children Scott, Phelps; Margie Braun (Tom) of Waupaca; Connie Gaedtke (Jim) of West Bend; Penny McGrath (Tim )of Whitefish Bay; and Tracy Piontek (George) of Richfield. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Roder (Wally) of Crandon; grandchildren Anna, Ryan (Kerry), Jacob (Kelly), Cory, Hilary, Matthew, Katy, Jeremiah, Chad, Brittany, Rachel, Aaron, Haily, and Brooke; step grandchildren Jason and Allison; great-grandchildren, Autumn, Julia, Archie, Theodore, and Cian. Archie is further survived by other relatives and many friends. Archie is preceded in death by his wife Gloria, father Walter, mother Hilda, brother James, grandson Caleb, and mother-in-law Hedy Krueger. A Funeral Service for Archie will be at 6:30 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr. in West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home ONLY from 3:30 PM until time of service (6:30 PM). Interment of cremains will take place at Washington County Memorial Park at a later time. The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com
The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.