Howard T. Huber, 89 of Hazen, ND passed away due to complications with Parkinson’s disease on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Knife River Care Center, Beulah, ND. Services will be held at 2:00 PM CDT on Friday, February 14, 2020 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hazen with Pastor Kirk Peters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday at Barbot Funeral Home, Hazen.
Howard was born on May 14, 1930 to Otto and Frieda (Mohl) Huber on the family farm north of Hazen. He was baptized on June 29, 1930 at Mannhaven, ND. Howard attended country school for two months before his family moved to Hazen, where he completed his schooling, graduating from high school in 1948. He went on to attend UND in Grand Forks, ND where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1952. While at UND, Howard joined ROTC and following his graduation, enlisted in the United States Air Force as a lieutenant. After two years of active service, Howard returned to Hazen to work at his family’s business, Hazen Motor Company, where he worked 60 years before his retirement.
Howard enjoyed traveling around the United States and in Europe. Howard could often be found attending and supporting local arts and music events, as well as participating in the Knife River Chorale and church choir for many years. He was very active in his church, serving as an elder, treasurer and Sunday school superintendent. Howard also enjoyed going for daily walks.
He is survived by his sister, Betty Swanson of White Bear Lake, MN; four brothers, Dennis (Jan) Huber of Pomona, CA, Ron Huber of Hazen, Robert (Leticia) Huber of Port Townsend, WA and Steve (Kari) Huber of Hazen; one brother-in-law, Dennis Gehring; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eunice Gehring; one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene (Darlene) Huber; and one brother-in-law, Al Swanson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Matthew Lutheran Church General Fund or the giver’s favorite, local charity.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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