Huetta Heus (Scotty) Manion, 95, passed into eternal life on July 19, 2022. Predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Jean Patrick Manion. Also predeceased by her parents, Julius and Margaret Heus, and sisters Leila Zimmermann and Vera Fowler. Survived by children Teresa (Michael Sauer), Paul, Mary; grandson Erich and dear nieces and nephews.
In 1966, Huetta and Jean founded Landmarks Gallery and Restoration Studio, and brought many internationally renowned artists to Milwaukee for shows, including singer and artist Tony Bennett. The business flourished through Huetta’s warm leadership, vision and promotional savvy until its closing after 54 years.
Growing up in Sheboygan Falls WI, Huetta excelled in academics and athletics. She earned a journalism degree in 1948 from Marquette University. While there, she was named Co-Editor of the Yearbook, and was inducted into the honor society Alpha Sigma Nu, one of the highest honors for students at Jesuit universities. She worked at the Marquette News Bureau until her marriage in 1951.
Jean’s career as a research scientist led to living in Alton, Illinois and New Haven, Connecticut and finally Milwaukee. While raising children, Huetta wrote a humor column for a local weekly newspaper and assisted with many activities of the Association of Marquette University Women.
A long-time member of the Milwaukee Press Club (MPC), she served in numerous ways, including as Co-Chair of City of Milwaukee Birthday Parties. In 2020, the MPC honored Huetta with investiture to its Knights of Bohemia, recognizing exemplary community leadership.
A devout Catholic, Huetta lived a deeply faith-centered life. She had a good sense of humor, was kind, humble and selfless, always giving to others generously. She was the best mom and a bright light for her family and countless others.
A private family service will be held on Thursday, July 28, at Noon. Live streaming of the service offered through the Becker Ritter website. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Sheboygan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name appreciated to Marquette University, Milwaukee Press Club Endowment, St. Rita Catholic Church in Nanakuli, Hawaii; Christ King Parish in Wauwatosa, or Medical College of Wisconsin. Condolences may be sent to the Becker Ritter Funeral Home.
The family expresses gratitude to the staff and hospice team at St. Camillus for their care during Huetta’s final two months.
Please click here to livestream Huetta's Mass on Thursday July 28th at 12 Noon
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