John Alfred Huleen
January 7, 2014
John Alfred Huleen, of Redmond, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his wife and children.
Dr. Huleen was born in Aberdeen on April 9, 1940, and moved with his family to Seattle at age 3. He lived in the Magnolia area, where he spent all of his school years, graduating from Queen Anne High School. He then attended the University of Oregon, majoring in the sciences. After undergraduate school, he attended the dental school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he met his future wife, Clare.
After graduating from Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Army Dental Corps and was stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he returned to his home in the Northwest and settled in Redmond, starting the fourth dental practice in the city. He continued his practice for 40 years.
Throughout his life, he had many interests. He was a Charter Member of the Sahalee Country Club, where he made his home nearby for many years. He was also very involved in the RV Tucker Study Club, Youth Basketball, Little League and was a longtime member of the Redmond Lions Club.
His passion for skiing was obvious in that he was an instructor at The Summit and at Crystal Mountain for more than 35 years.
He is survived by his wife Clare, of Redmond; daughters Carin (BG) Burton, of Mercer Island, and Kimberly Kircher, of Medina; a son, J.D. Huleen, of Sammamish; and seven grandchildren, who were the lights in his life.
His family remembers John as a wonderful father, a devoted husband, and a man of great integrity and strength.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at the Sahalee Country Club.
Remembrances can be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center or Virginia Mason Hospital.