Roy Edward Huot, age 89, of Dorothy, MN, died Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Countryside Estates in Grand Forks, ND, with his loving daughters, Deb and Kathy, at his side.
Roy was born on January 18, 1931, on the family farm in Dorothy, MN, the son of the late Joseph and Leah (Roy) Huot. He was named Roy because his mother said her first born son was going to be named after her maiden name. He worked on the family farm before enlisting in the US Army. He fought in the Korean War and when his brothers, Bernard and Dale, picked him up late one night Roy said, “If I make it out of this foxhole I am going to propose to Barb.” He was united in marriage to Barbara Harbott in Dorothy, MN, on October 23, 1954. He left the service in on December 10, 1954, and the couple made their home back in Dorothy and together they raised their 9 children. Roy was a farmer at heart and felt blessed to be able to farm his Dad’s land. He also worked 25 campaigns at the Crookston Sugar Beet Factory. In their free time, one of Roy and Barbara’s greatest joys was traveling the country in their motorhomes. It has been said that they should make the Guinness Book of World Records for attending the most Grand Ole Opry shows.
Roy is survived by his beloved children, Don (Mary) Huot of Cold Spring, MN, Deb (Colleen Thompson) Huot of Crookston, MN, Diane (Al) Shervold of Grand Forks, ND, Kathy Huot of Grand Forks, ND, Mike (Lynette) Huot of Bemidji, MN, Marcie Huot of Leesburg, FL, and Rod (Michelle Olson) Huot of Thompson, ND; 22 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Rhonda Huot of East Grand Forks, MN, and Chutima Huot of Dawson, MN; sister, Marian Arneson of Granite Falls, MN; brothers, Dale (Arlene) Huot of Thief River Falls, MN, and Bernard (Evie) Huot of St. Hilaire, MN; brother-in-law, Don (Donna) Harbott; and sister-in-law, Marlene Harbott; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his dear wife of 52 years, Barbara Huot, in 2007; infant son, David Huot; sons, Steve and Roy, Jr., Huot; sisters, Dorothy (Lester) Rock, Ella Mae Vickory, and Lorraine (Martin) Bondly; father-in-law, and mother-in-law, Albert and Alvina Harbott; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice and Bob Eckstein.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Roy on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 10:00 am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, MN, with a time for visitation one hour before. Celebrant will be Monsignor Tim McGee. Military Honors will be provided by the Crookston Veterans Council and Minnesota Army National Guard. Interment will then take place at St. Dorothy Cemetery in Dorothy, MN. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks and social distancing will be required.
The funeral service will be live streamed on the Cathedral’s website, www.crookstoncathedral.com