John Huber

January 18, 2018

obit John Huber picMay 21, 1924 – Jan. 10, 2018

John Huber, age 93 of Hendricks, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Hendricks Community Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hendricks. Visi­tation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with mili­tary honors by the Rueben- Hansen American Legion Post 195 of Hendricks will be at the East Hendricks Cemetery. Houseman Fu­neral Home-Birk Chapel of Hendricks is entrusted with the arrangements.
John Henry Huber was born May 21, 1924 in Bushnell, South Dakota to parents Nickolas and Mary (Tomscha) Huber. He was raised on the family farm near Elkton, South Da­kota and attended country school. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in Japan, and was honorably discharged in March 1946. After the war he returned home to farm.
On Sept. 3, 1955 John was united in marriage to Marlys Oien at Calvary Lu­theran Church in Hendricks. To this union they were blessed with one daughter, Kim. Together they farmed and milked cows and in the early 1970s John and Marlys moved to Brook­ings, South Dakota, where John worked for SDSU as a custodian for the Veteri­narian Science facility. In 1996 they moved back to Hendricks.
John enjoyed maintain­ing their home and tak­ing the RV out of town for some fishing with his grandchildren. He also en­joyed spending time at the lake in their cabin. He was a member of Christ Luther­an Church and also of the Rueben-Hansen American Legion, Post 195 of Hen­dricks.
Grateful for having shared John’s life is his wife of 62 years, Marlys Huber of Hendricks; his daughter Kim and Kent Kanten of Milan; his grandchildren— James (Laura) Kanten and their son Henry of Milan, Kristin (Aaron) Vadnais and their children Freya and Bjorn of Benson, and Timothy (Sierra) Kanten of Milan; and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three broth­ers— Roy, Russell and Vir­gil Huber; and numerous in-laws.