October 25, 1920 ~ February 25, 2005
Nicolas Humting October 25,1920â€“February 25, 2005
Nick Humting was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 25, 1920 to Peter and Nellie Humting. He was close with his siblings Corrie, John, Evert, Henry, Rena and Ray. His parents came to California when Nick was 14. Nick attended Inglewood High School and enjoyed playing on the water polo team. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army, where he was assigned to an anti-tank battalion. During WWII he fought in battles in Africa, Italy, Anzio and Sicily. After serving overseas, Nick was assigned to Camp Hood, Texas, as a drill instructor.
When Nick returned home from service, he was employed by Columbia Steele in Torrance. It was there that he met his future wife, Nora Lee Oâ€™Sullivan. They were married on July 21, 1946. They had two daughters, Mary and Joan.
After leaving Columbia Steele, Nick put in high power lines in Arizona. He came back to California and worked for Standard Stations for five years. He later owned and operated the Chevron station. He then went to work for the City of Redondo Beach in the Electrical department and after 25 years retired in 1984.
Nick was a life-long member of Redondo Beach Elks Lodge. He loved to travel, but his heart was always on the golf course. He enjoyed his twice-weekly golf games with his brother John. His house was always full of friends and family and he loved to greet everyone with his latest joke. He always had a set of spoons available to play for the children that visited.
Nick is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nora Lee, his two daughters, Mary Knoll (Bill) and Joan Carbonel (Chris) and five grandchildren who adored him, Jaclyn, Jeffrey and Erin Knoll and Casey and Chelsey Carbonel. He will be missed by his brothers John and Ray (Claudia) and his sister Rena Johnson (Dave). His many nieces and nephews will miss his magic tricks and warm smile as will the rest of his family and friends.
Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 10:00 AM at St. James Catholic church, 415 Vincent St. (at Pacific Coast Hwy), Redondo Beach, CA 90277. There will be a reception immediately following in the church hall. Nick will then be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
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