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Dianne Huffman

June 22, 2024
Kalamazoo, MI




Dianne Elizabeth Huffman passed away peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on March 22, 2024. She was 84 years old. She was born on July 29, 1939, to Inez (nee Robinson) and Dr. Edwin L. Longpre.

Dianne grew up near Bay City, Michigan, the youngest of four siblings: Dr. Keith Longpre, Suzanne (Longpre) Martin, and William Longpre. While growing up, Dianne loved spending time working with her father at his dental practice. It was there she learned the skills of what would become her trade. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1957, then attended Bay City Junior College followed by Michigan State University. In 1960, she moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she met her husband of 45 years, John Huffman.

Dianne is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Barrett (former son-in-law, Tim), Constance Huffman, Suzanne Huffman-Chamberlin (Robert); grandchildren, Ethan Barrett and Bailey Barrett; brother, William Longpre; nephews, Christopher Martin, Mark Bakke, Mark Longpre; nieces, Susan Bakke, Samantha Nelson, Lynn Longpre, Kathy (Jerry) Talaga, Anne (Brian) Mink, and Michelle Smith.

Join us for a celebration of Dianne's life at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial and Cremation Services, 3926 South 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, on Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

A special thank you to the staff at Centrica Care Navigators and to the Rose Arbor caregivers. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to Alzheimer's Association, Centrica Care Navigators, or Portage Senior Center.

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