Ervin Francis and Mary Ann Huslig

Mass of Christian Burial for Ervin Francis Huslig, 67 and Mary Ann Huslig, 62, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. They passed away Monday, April 20, 2015.

Ervin was born August 17, 1947 in Kingman, KS the son of Anton Frank and Louise (Maneth) Huslig.

Mary Ann Huslig was born September 9, 1952 in Hays, KS the daughter of James M. Hart, Sr. and Cecilia (Sack) Hart.

Ervin & Mary Ann were married May 27, 1972 in Pratt, KS.

They moved to Lawrence from Cunningham, KS in July of 1977.

Mary Ann attended Pratt Community Jr. College, Barton County Community College and the University of Kansas.

Ervin was the Head Locksmith and Mary Ann was an Office Specialist in the Comptroller’s Office both working for the University of Kansas.

Ervin was a Past Grand Knight of the counsel #1372 and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Lawrence and Mary Ann was a past regent of the Daughters of Isabella.

Survivors include their three daughters, Lawanna, Huslig-Hanks, (Scott Hanks) Lawrence, Michelle Huslig, (Troy Lowrance) Lawrence, Donna Foster, Eudora; their one son, Christopher M. Huslig, Eudora; ten grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Philip, Ethan, Christopher, Alexis, Kody, Cayden, Rhiannon, Hailey, Rowan and multiple grand puppies; her mother, Cecilia Hart, Bel Aire, KS; sister, Barbara Hart-Janzing, Bel Aire, KS; and two brothers, Steven Hart, Great Bend, KS, Joseph Hart, Amarillo, TX; his five brothers, Paul, Great Bend, KS, Arthur, Ellinwood, KS, Marcus, Mulvane, KS, Jerome, Ellinwood, KS, Charles, Ellsworth, KS; two sister, Mary Ann Wondra, Great Bend, KS and Helen Schnitker, Kingman, KS. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, James M. Hart Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Lawrence Huslig.

A rosary being recited at 6:30 p.m. and the family will greet friends following the rosary until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in their names to St. John Catholic School or The Knights of Columbus #1372 – for the benefit of people with intellectual disabilities and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

23 Condolences

  1. Phyllis Richardson Saler Stadley on April 21, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of this fine couple. I knew him because he used to work at KU when I did. He was always so super nice. He and his daughter were our paper carriers when I was young also.

    I am so sorry for their family. It would be extremely hard to lose them both so suddenly at the same time.

    My sympathies and prayers are with you all.

  2. Carla Harris on April 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of your mom and dad. It’s difficult to try to find the best words to explain what wonderful people Mary Ann and Ervin were.

    I worked with Mary Ann at KU and we knitted together in a group for a while…well we knitted she crocheted…always happy…always had a story.

    The world will be at a loss without these two…but heaven is smiling.

    Blessed be to the four of you and all my prayers.

  3. Gary and Joyce Sack on April 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of Mary Ann and Ervin. Mary Ann is our cousin and we will miss these two very much. May God’s blessings be with your family.

  4. Lori Farmer and Doug Riat on April 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. We new both of your parents we did a auction for them and we worked with them at KU too. They were great people and loved each other. Hope you can find peace in knowing GOD hands will be with you.

  5. Sarah Campbell on April 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of your parents tragic accident. I worked with both your Mom & Dad. I believe that your Dad was one of the first locksmiths that KU ever had. He was a great guy and always so kind.
    You will cherish the memories that you have of them both.

    Sarah Campbell

  6. DeAnn Gabel on April 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    My heart goes out to the entire family of Irvin and Mary Ann Huslig during this sorrowful time. They were always so welcoming to any and all of us at Campground 1 at Clinton Lake. In a very short period of time, I knew that we had friends for life.

    It was very much my honor to share our Garden produce with Mary Ann and Irvin. I would ask them when we were about to leave the campground, if they would be ready for more the next week and they never turned me down.

    Camping at Clinton will not be the same without the two of them. I do know that now they are able to see all the parks from Heaven and will be watching and keeping us all same today and every day.

    May God Bless the family of these two amazing people that were taken from us too soon….Rest in Peace Irvin and Mary Ann

    DeAnn and Ed Gabel

  7. Kathy And Eldon Glaze on April 22, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    My Dear Ones, We are so very sorry for your loss. We are so glad to have become part of your family for so long. Please know that you are on our hearts and in our prayers. Psalm 34:18~ The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking. All our Love, Eldon and Kathy Glaze

  8. David and Betty Lewis on April 23, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Betty and I wish to offer our condolances to the family for their great loss. We met them several years ago in Presidio, Texas where they volunteered with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as Park Hosts for Fort Leaton State Historic Site. She worked closely with our Student Docent Program teaching them how to make jewelry and Ervin got to play Santa Claus for our Christmas Program. They were a great addition to the lives of a lot of people here in Presidio. And they always were together in everything they did. Thank you for allowing us to spend a little time with them and again our condolances to the family.

  9. Ted and Colleen Walker on April 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

    We share a long and wonderful relationship with your parents from our beginnings in the High Chaparral area when you kids were small as well as our many years at St. John’s Church together. They were amazing, loving people! I was so blessed to have spent time with them in the hospital when Lawanna delivered her last child and I was her nurse. They were so excited for the birth of another grandchild and shared so many great stories of their awesome adventures in their RV. They were living the life that they had always planned and they glowed! We know that they will be dearly missed for they were people who poured themselves out upon all that came into their path. We love you kids and hold you in our daily prayers that you feel the arms of Jesus holding you as you journey through this tragic loss.

  10. Carolyn (Blick) Klein on April 23, 2015 at 10:39 am

    To all the Huslig families – so sorry for your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ervin and Mary Ann since Jerome married my sister Eileen. Take solice in the fact that they were together and enjoying one of their many ventures. We don’t always understand God’s plan; but they are in God’s hands now.

  11. Teresa Snyder on April 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    My sympathy to the family. I grew up in Pratt with the whole Hart family. All though, I didn’t know Mary Ann & Ervin very well, I always talked to them when they brought Cecilia to Mass in Pratt. My thoughts are with Cecilia, Joe & Steve.

  12. Nina Cardenas on April 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    All of the staff here at Mustang Island State Park are keeping our thoughts your family during this hard time. Mary Ann and Ervin park hosted for us last winter and they were such a pleasure to work with. They will be greatly missed.

  13. Clarissa Flores on April 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Mary Ann and Ervin volunteered at Mustang Island State Park in South Texas where I work. They always greeted me with a smile . They were a very sweet and loving couple. I always remembered thinking they were newlyweds since they were always holding hands and wanted to be around each other. All the time. It was so sweet. They loved their family very much and were living out their dream. They are holding hands in Heaven. May they rest in peace.

  14. Susan Oxandale-Turrentine on April 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Lawanna, Chris, Michelle and Donna –

    I am so sorry for you loss. I have fond memories of your parents. Your parents always had a smile on their face, and loved all of you to the fullest. They are greatly missed. Heaven has two more angels.

  15. Steve Green on April 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Such an unbelievable turn of events. Worked with your Mom for a short time and your Dad for a long time at KU. We had some things in common being from the same part of south central Kansas. Enjoyed knowing them. Sounds like they had some quality retirement years and hope there is some comfort to the family in knowing that they remain together.

  16. Julie Lowrance on April 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Dear Michelle and Family-

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May memories comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Garry & Julie Lowrance

  17. Damon Reeves on April 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    So sorry to hear this tragic news. They were absolutely living their dream and loving every minute of it which showed in the caring hospitality they showed to our visitors, staff and fellow volunteers. Our thoughts are with their families both immediate and the extended family thay have left behind on the open road. May they be the first to greet us at the eternal gates one day.
    Damon Reeves
    Park Superintendent
    Mustang Island State Park
    Port Aransas, Texas

  18. Beth Bahr Grant & Wilma Bahr on April 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of this tragic accident and the loss of Ervin and Mary Ann. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the family. Know that we are thinking of you, and may God’s peace and love surround each of you now and in the days ahead. Our love to all.

  19. Bob Binney on April 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I was very sad to hear about Ervin & Maryann. I had been working with them for the last several months at Laguna Atascosa NWR. Ervin and I lead wildlife refuge tours and he always provided an entertaining tour that were always well received. Maryann worked in the visitors center and was very busy with her production of those cute crocheted beanies, a very hot commodity. They were a great couple and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to get to know and work with them. My thoughts are with you all.

  20. Kathy Janzing on April 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family during your time of loss. Keep the happy memories close and your family members closer.

  21. Sister Rita Birzer OP on April 27, 2015 at 8:44 am

    My prayers and those of my religious family, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, are with your family as you grieve the loss of my cousin, Ervin and his wife Mary Ann.

    May the peace of the Risen Christ grow in your hearts!

  22. Christine on April 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm


    Please know that you, Ethan and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  23. Sue & Wayne Spellman on May 2, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy and love go out to all of you and your families. We have known Ervin and Mary Ann for many, many years. They were a very special couple and so loving and caring to everyone. You will be in our prayers in trying to deal with the loss of both of your parents.

    We still remember and think about Lawanna and Christopher when they delivered the Lawrence Journal World to our house. We think of you often. Your parents did a great job of raising all of you.

    Sue and Wayne Spellman

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