Age 86, of Lansing, MI, passed away September 19, 2022. Born in Fowler, MI on September 2, 1936. He was Fowler High School 1952 Freshmen Class President (Impeached). Player on 1952 Michigan High School Basketball State Championship team. Graduated 1954. Served 2 years in the U.S. Army – MP Detachment. He worked odd jobs (construction, factory, painting, etc.) following his service. He served 30 years with the Lansing Police Department – 1st Lieutenant, followed by 17 years with the Lansing Treasurer. He enjoyed many sports (baseball, basketball, football, bowling, etc..), which he played, coached, spectated, and shared with his family. As well, he had a symbiotic relationship with all referees and umpires he interacted with through the years.
Predeceased by son Brian Hufnagel. Survived by his wife, Marie Hufnagel; children, Nick (Dorothy) Hufnagel, Sandra (Ed) Gaffey, David (Lisa) Hufnagel, Joey (Rachelle) Hufnagel, and Kathleen Hufnagel; grandchildren: Deanne, Brian, Andrew, Amanda, Brendan, Sidney, Ryan, Jacob, and Jordan; and great-grandchildren: Declan, Owen, Jonas, Evelynn, Lincoln, Rockwell, Wolfgang, Abigail, Josiphine, and Theodore.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy., Lansing. The Rite of Committal will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. His family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Please direct donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the Brian Hufnagel Memorial Spelling Bee at Immaculate Heart of Mary School.