About Me

I have lived in south Dakota, all of my life. My family is here, my roots are here. While I don't spend alot of time with "family", we always manage to bond together, when times get tough. Gunnar's death is more proof, of that.I also have a huge family of friends, and this "family"also pulls together, in a heart beat,when necessary. My parents live about 70 miles away, my husbands parents live about 7 miles from our house.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Uncle Herm

Herman Arthur Huber (April 11, 1938 - June 3, 2006) Guest Book Sign Guest Book

Herman Arthur Huber Estelline, South Dakota
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Herman Arthur Huber was born on April 11, 1938 in Utica, South Dakota the son of Mike and Madge (Hunt) Huber. He died on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at Prairie Lakes Hospital in Watertown, South Dakota at the age of 68.
Herman spent his youth in Volin and Doland, South Dakota attended and graduated from Highmore High School. Upon completion of his education he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. While in the service he spent basic training in San Diego, CA and then spent the first three years thereafter stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA where he obtained the rank of sergeant. He re-enlisted for six years during which time he trained and worked as a refrigeration and heating mechanic at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, CA. He was then selected to attend USMC Recruiting School at Paris Island, SC and later was assigned at USMC Recruiting Station in Chicago, IL for three years. In July of 1964, he was transferred to Okinawa for 13 months.
Following his years in the Marine Corp Herman spent 16 years in management for McDonalds. In 1987, he married Janice (Freesemann) Rodman in Watertown, South Dakota. He then worked in the Estelline School system for seven years after which he and Jan bought the HiWay Café in Estelline. Together they continued to own and operate the Cafe for 11 years until Herman retired in 1999 due to poor health.
He was a member of the Montgomery Anderson American Legion in Estelline. He enjoyed being outdoors fishing, cooking and most of all spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Jan Huber of Estelline, SD; one daughter Cindy Foster (Dale0 of Estelline, SD; one son Scott Huber (Lori) of Bruce, SD; a step-daughter Shawna Vomacka (Scott) of Bruce, SD; two step-sons Jason Rodman of Fountain Valley, CA, Shannon Rodman (Lisa0 of Jasper, MN; six grandchildren, Dustin, Wyatt, Alexis, Jace, Bailey and Brenna; one brother Mike Huber (JoAnn) of Doland, SD; one sister Marge Lusk of Highmore, SD; and many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Ken, Leo, Joe and two sisters Fran and Jane.
Funeral Service: 11:00AM, Tuesday, June 6, 2006 American Legion, Estelline, SD

I'd bet there's been a fantastic reunion, in heaven! and, Uncle Herm, we all miss you, just as those, who have gone ahead of you....give Grandpa & Grandma & Gunnar a hug, from us!

funerals & more reality

On 6 june , we (Doug & I) attended my (our) Uncle Herm's funeral...this morning,reality truely hit home...it is true, that Mike and Marge are the only living siblings, that much i'd figured out...what stepped up and slapped my face,(reality style)... was the fact that of all the Huber cousins, we,Debey, Marcy, Cathy, and Jesse are so very fortunate, to still have both of our parents, healthy, & happy (depending on the day!) and with us....here and now, i'm about to confess, that i haven't been much of a daughter, the last 17 months, or so, since Gunnar's death.....not that i don't speak with mom & dad....phone bills back that up!...but, it's been a long, long time, since i've been home, to visit........and, someday, i'm going to be kicking myself in the ass for not going home, more often, while i had the chance....ok...so...that's off my chest.
One thing I have learned, since 13jan2005......"hind sight", and "reality checks" are both really good, at kicking my ass...and i'm getting very good at recognizing ''mr. reality''...and i'm attempting to correct those ''pre-existing'' conditions...So, i'm guessing, one of these very first days, i'm going to grab my grandson, and teach him all about ''roadtrippin"!! see ya soon, MOm & Dad!