Former Liberty Homes Inc. owner Edward James Hussey, 95, passed away Feb. 7. Hussey, a resident of Goshen, Ind., from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
In 1960 Mr. Hussey purchased Liberty Homes, where he served as president and chairman for more than 40 years. Hussey was a vocal advocate of the manufactured housing industry and fought long and hard to promote manufactured housing.
During his tenure at Liberty Homes, Hussey was twice elected chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute, Washington D.C., and was a founding member of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform. Hussey was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 1995.
Hussey was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mariana; both of his parents; a brother, Martin; three sisters, Marian Lutz, Virginia Schueren and Genevieve Hussey; and son-in-law Robert Key.
He is survived by nine children, Edward Joseph (Sue) Hussey of Valparaiso, Nancy (Thomas) Parrish of Elkhart, Mary (James) Noone of Rydal, Pa., Kathleen Amato of Chicago, Maureen Key of Lake Forest, Ill., Michael (Elna) Hussey of Goshen, Daniel (Kathy) Hussey of Burr Ridge, Ill., John (Terry) Hussey of Goshen and Mariana (Kevin) O’Rear of Granger; 40 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main Street, Goshen. A rosary service will follow at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be recited at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 417 S. Main St., Goshen. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to one of the following: “Eddie’s Treatment Fund” (for Ed Hussey IV, who is being treated for leukemia), Wounded Warrior Project or Van Andel Institute for Parkinson’s Research.