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Veteran Huddle employee dies

| Monday, August 25, 2014

Helen Hiatt, a 46-year veteran employee of the Huddle in LaFortune Student Center, died at the age of 92 on July 26 in her Elkhart home, according to a University press release.

Students knew Hiatt as “the mother of the Huddle,” since she began working for the store in 1967 and continued until 2013, the press release stated. Despite her official retirement in 1986, Hiatt took on the part-time duties of restocking the dining area with condiments, utensils and napkins every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scherry Roberts, operations manager of the Huddle, remembered Hiatt’s spirit and enthusiasm.

Hiatt was “a wonderful, feisty lady and a great worker. She was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed,” he said in the press release.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association of St. Joseph County, United Health Services, 6910 S. Main St., Granger, IN 46530.

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