Christopher Huck

Chris Huck, 47, passed away on November 19, 2013 following a courageous battle with Prostate  cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Nancy, and their daughters, Lauren and Emma.  Chris is also survived by his mother Jeanne Huck, siblings Mark, Michael (Kim), and Kathleen (John), Nancy’s parents Gordon and Carol Rosenthal, siblings Lon, Lori, Leanne  Knutson (Kurt),and nieces and nephews: Jonathon Huck, Tina Huck, Rebecca Rosenthal, Katie Knutson and Jack Knutson.  Also, several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  Chris was recently predeceased by his father Clemence Huck.

Chris graduated from Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, New York and the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing.  He was employed as a Systems Analyst with Ascend Learning in Leawood Kansas.

Chris was a wonderful father and husband who loved spending time with his wife and girls. Among their many fun trips were the annual treks to Clear Lake, Iowa to celebrate the 4th of July with Nancy’s family. Chris encouraged the girls’ love of sports, cheering them on from the sidelines, practicing with them in the backyard, and teaching them to ski which he loved throughout his life.  He also enjoyed watching The Royals and Chiefs and Nancy’s alma mater, Iowa State.  He loved an underdog.

Chris lived his life with enthusiasm and a great sense of humor.  His friends and family will miss his casual, carefree spirit and fierce determination and grace in spite of an aggressive cancer diagnosis and difficult course of treatment.

Two organizations that gave Chris’ life meaning during the past 18 months are Faith, Hope, Love,Win(, an organization founded by David Emerson to raise funds and awareness to battle advanced metastatic prostate cancer and Church of the Resurrection’s Congregational Care ministries.  The family suggests either of these organizations for anyone wishing to make a memorial.

A funeral service will be held at The Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS on November 23rd at 2:00PM.  The family will greet friends immediately following in the youth center at the church.


  1. Elizabeth Simpson on January 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Chris was a good person. We were friends in high school and graduated together. He was smart, funny and kind. I’m so happy to know he had so much love in his life. My deepest sympathy for his loving family,

  2. Catherine Grogan Dorgan on November 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Too young to go and such a loss for his family. Please know my prayers are with you all.

  3. Tami Joachim Brzenk on November 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Chris and I grew up across the street from each other in NY. I’m saddened to hear of his passing. I have so many memories of our growing up in such a wonderful neighborhood with great kids. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless you all.

  4. Mark T Kotasek on November 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I, also was a member of UE class of 1984 and was saddened to read of Chris’ passing. I remember him from several classes. My condolences on his passing, may he rest in peace.

  5. Mark T Kotasek on November 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I was also a member of UE class of 1984 and remember Chris from several classes.
    My condolences on your loss. May he rest in peace.

  6. Maria Shara Fronek on November 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

    The family of Chris Huck- I am saddened to hear the news about Chris. I went to UE high School with him. He was truly one of the nicest people I have come across. I can only imagine what a special husband, father and friend he was to those whom were lucky enough to cross his path. May he rest in peace.

  7. Karen Svercek on November 27, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I am shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’ passing. I knew Chris from band in school in Endicott, N.Y. He always had a smile on his face and was joking and laughing. Such a kind person. We had a short talk at out 10th year reunion and he encouraged me to “spread my wings” outside of Endicott. I did take his advice and if I hadn’t, I would not have met the love of my life and have the many blessings that I enjoy today. Thank you Chris. May God’s Peace be with the entire Huck family.

  8. Scott and Karen Hall on November 23, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Huck family. God Bless all

  9. Tom Fay on November 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Chris’ passing.
    Chris and I were friends, co-workers, and roomates when he lived in Chicago. We shared many laughs and good times together, all of which I’ll never forget. My wife Cathy & I were fortunate to attend Chris & Nancy’s wedding at the historic Surf Ballroom in lovely Clear Lake, IA.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    With Sympathy,

    Tom & Cathy Fay

  10. betty bikson on November 21, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    nancy…i am so sorry for your loss. this shouldn’t have happened to your beloved husband at such a young age.
    some day…when?…the medical community will learn how to prevent/cure the cancer that claimed a vital young guy like your chris.
    may you be comforted by those who love you, and those of us who have come to know you.
    my sincerest condolences,
    betty bikson

  11. Bill Wade on November 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Christopher.

  12. Max Perez & Family on November 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this time of mourning. Chris was a good friend and co-worker at MIQ. May his soul rest in peace.



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