Husing retires after more than four decades with VA system

TRACY HUSING, CENTER, receives her retirement certificate from her supervisor, Tonya Kotar, operations manager for veterans integrated service network 12-medical cost accounting northern tier. At right is Husing’s husband, Jim.

IRON MOUNTAIN — After 43 years of federal service, Tracy Husing retired March 29 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

Husing began her VA career in February 1975 at the Cleveland VA, Brecksville Division, as a file clerk in psychology service. She also worked at the Minneapolis VA and the Denver VA before transfering to the Iron Mountain VA in 1989.

In her 30 years in Iron Mountain, Husing was in the chief of staff’s office, quality management, MCCR, surgical service and for the past 11 years as a program analyst in medical cost accounting under finance service. Her trademark comment has been, “I love my job.”

She has been married to Jim Husing, a 2014 Iron Mountain VA retiree, for 44 years. They have three children and 11 grandchildren.

Husing has been an active member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and volunteers to serve at the Light at the Inn program for the homeless. She was a member of the Iron Mountain High School Academic Booster Club when first created and has had various positions in the Iron Mountain PEO Chapter AN.

Her retirement plans include enjoying her grandchildren, doing some traveling, and hosting friends and family at their Moon Lake home.