Range Funeral Homes


Avin Phil Hugger

05/06/1917 - 06/27/2019

Avin Hugger, 102, of Hibbing, died peacefully Thursday evening, June 27, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm.

Avin was born to Amos and Anna Mable (Filbert) Hugger in Fairhaven, MN on May 6, 1917. The family moved to the Hibbing area in 1922 where Avin attended school and eventually met his wife to be, Florence Lammi. Together they raised their family in the Little Swan area until retiring in 1978 to their lake home in Pengilly. Returning to Hibbing in 1995, the couple shared a home until health issues required Florence to move to Guardian Angels Health Care Center in 2005.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; daughter, Susan; brothers, Devello (Deo), Leland (Bud), and Robert Hugger; sister, Mavis (Mick) Mikkola; and infant grandson, Peter.

Avin is survived by five children, Howard (Val) Hugger of Oregon City, OR, Gerald Hugger of Santa Clarita, CA, Patricia Hays of Newport Beach, CA, Roger (Judy) Hugger of Burnsville, MN, and Kathy (Bruce) Kennebeck of Inver Grove Heights, MN; along with 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the residents and staff of Hillcrest Suites where Avin lived for 11 years and to the staff of Heritage Manor where Avin was wonderfully cared for until his passing last Thursday evening.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing at 11:00 A.M. with visitation beginning one hour prior. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Hibbing. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.



3 thoughts on “Avin Phil Hugger”

  1. Frank Fondurulia says:

    Sorry to hear about Avin, me and my dad worked with Avin at Rhude and Fryberger along with Roger for many years, He was a very hard working man and great shovel runner. Sorry to hear about your loss.

  2. Lynn H Haefner says:

    To Avin’s family-
    I an so sorry to hear of Avin’s passing. He was one of my buddies when I worked at Hillcrest Suites. With his joking manner, he truly did remind me of one of my grandpas.I enjoyed bantering (sp) with him. He will always have a special spot in my heart.

  3. Scot & Wendy Davin says:

    Sorry for your loss. He was a good man and a great neighbor. He will always be remembered.

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Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.
Range Funeral Home - Hibbing, 2nd Avenue West, Hibbing, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 A.M.