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Wanda Huntington


Wanda Huntington, 97, of Afton died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Afton Care Center.

Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., in Afton. The Rev. Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Visitation with family present will be prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are to Dollars for Scholars in Afton. Online condolences may be left at

Wanda A. (Peak) Huntington, daughter of Esther Helen (Dahlberg) Peak and Lee Warren Peak, was born June 16, 1920, in Adams County. She attended school in Union City No. 4 through the eighth grade, then two years at Kent High School and graduated from Corning High School in 1935.  

On Dec. 31, 1939, Wanda married Charles Harry Huntington in rural Kent. Wanda was a homemaker and farmwife for many years in Kent. She and Charles worked for her dad for three years. In 1948, they moved southwest of Afton and farmed, and in 1960, they moved southeast of Afton where they continued to farm. Wanda and Charles retired in 1979 when they moved to Afton. She began working for Sheets Rexall Drug Store. Charles died in 1986.

Wanda was a member of Arispe United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star serving as Worthy Matron and several local clubs, and served as a 4-H leader for years.

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Katherine (Edwin) Weis of Council Bluffs; sons, Clifford (Patricia) Huntington of Omaha, Nebraska, and Douglas (Kammie) Huntington of Afton; grandchildren, Brad (Amanda) Huntington, Brent Huntington and Wendy (Jay) Wilson, all of Omaha, Nebraska, Jesse (friend Polly) Huntington and Nicole (friend Zach) Huntington, both of Des Moines, Kaeleigh Ballentine and Kanyon Huntington, both of Afton, Kimberly (Matt) Kouri of Council Bluffs, Rod (Rosalyn) Weis of Batavia, Illinois, and Darren (Marcia) Weis of Council Bluffs; great-grandchildren, Grady, Mason, Dominic, Bailey, Alex, Andersen, Augustas, Taylor (Margaret), Nicholas, Mallory, Raquel, Rosalyn, Rebecca, Jeff and Jessica (Sam); great-great-grandson Gabriel and a host of friends and other family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Esther Peak; husband Charles Huntington and sister Lucille (Lester) Rundlett.

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