Stanley Edward Huber, 85
Stanley Edward Huber, 85, Prescott, died March 10, 2009, surrounded by his family for many days prior to his passing at the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Prescott, Wis. Stan was born to Arthur and Helen (Schmidt) Huber on Oct. 15, 1923, in Ellsworth, Wis. On June 11, 1948, he married Joyce Meier of Prescott, Wis., at St. John's United Church of Christ, where they have been members all their lives.
In their 60-1/2 years together, Stan and Joyce were blessed with six children, two daughters and four sons, JoAnne (Jeff) Kittleson of Frederic, Wis., Ken (Jan) of Cottage Grove, Minn., Jerry (Trisha); Dan (Cheryl) of Prescott, Wis., Mike (Toni) of Siren, Wis., and Kim (Bob) Zahradka of Prescott, Wis. They have 14 grandchildren, David, Kevin, Nicole and Nathan Kittleson; Brad and Jennifer Huber; Ali (Ryan) Beierman, Matt (Emily) and Chris Huber; Tiffani and Josh Huber; Ryan Simones; Nick and Brittani Johnson. Six great-grandchildren, Michael Turly, Kaylee Kittleson; Katie, Hailey and Johnathan Kittleson and Tyler Diesterhaft, with the 7th great grandchild due in May. His parents and two brothers, Lorin and DeWayne, preceded Stan in death.
Stan was a dairy farmer who milked 40+ cows and farmed 160 acres east of Prescott, which has been the family farm since 1853. He strongly believed in preservation of the land. For many years, Stan served on the St. John's U.C.C. church council, sold Funk's Seed Corn and was very active in the National Farmer's Organization. After retiring from farming, Stan enjoyed driving truck for the Hastings Star Gazette and delivering the St. Paul Pioneer Press, The Buyer's Guide and Tradewinds newspapers.
Stan's greatest love was his wife and family, but he also loved John Deere tractors, auctions, deer hunting, fishing, his Model A cars, and a game of Euchre along with a cold beer.
Stan was always known for his sense of humor and practical jokes and, up to the end, the nurses all commented on his great smile. The family sends many thanks to the nurses and aides at the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community who provided Stan with loving care.
Visitation was held on Thursday, March 12, from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home in Prescott and again on Friday one hour prior to the church service at church. Funeral service was on Friday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Prescott with Pastor Matt Schneider-Adams officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery with Stan's nine grandsons as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family, which they will designate at a later time.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hillfuneralservice.com
Hill Funeral Home of Prescott is assisting the family with arrangements.