Alma Huber, age 96, Raymond, the widow of Everett Huber, died in the Golden Living Center at Clark late Monday evening, October 25, 2010. She had resided in the care center for the past 1 1/2 years.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 1PM at St. Michael's Catholic Church at Clark with the Reverend Bill Hamak officiating. Music will be proviced by EIleen Heilman as organist and Bonnie Graves as song leader. The honorary casketbearers will be all of her friends and family. The active casketbearers will be Darin, Adam and Dave Huber, Shari & Todd Vanderbush, Niki and Sheehan DeSouza, Elizabeth Kalmon, and great-grandchildren Brandon, Kaylee and Eli. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery at Clark.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7 PM with a Liturgical Wake Service to follow at 7PM all in the Furness Funeral Home Chapel at Clark. On Friday, the casket will be at the Church for visitation from noon until time of services.
She was born Alma Adeline Sheldon on October 4, 1914 in Tenoka Township, Spink County, west of Conde, SD, the daughter of George F. and Avery (Bradley) Sheldon. She began her schooling in a rural country school then transferred to the Brentford Consolidated School at Brentford through the 4th grade. The family them moved to Spring Township near Doland where she graduated from the 8th grade. She then attended the Doland High School, later high school in Redfield and then graduated from the Ash Consolidated School north of Raymond.
On October 23, 1936 she was united in marriage to J. Everett Huber in the rectory of the St. Joseph Church at Turton. Alma worked at various housekeeping jobs in Redfield, Frankfort, Warner, and Mellette and then worked for the Community Action in Clark. They lived and farmed the Huber homestead in Ash Township until retiring and moving into Raymond in 1969. The couple worked at Fairfield Foods in Clark for a time after their retirement from farming. Mr. Huber died in 1998 and Alma continued living in her own home until moving into the Wookey Assisted Living Center in 2004.
She was a former member of St. Joseph Church at Turton and currently was a member of St. Michaels Parish in Clark and its altar society. Alma was a member of the Helping Hand Club of Ash Township and a 25 year member of the extension clubs of Clark County. She received a 40 year pin for Cancer Crusade where she also volunteered for the American Cancer Society, Clark County Chapter for many years, serving on its board. Alma was a charter member of the Clark County Historical Society, served as a board member and was instrumental in making the Beauvais Heritage museum what it is today.
Some of her pastimes included quilting, crocheting, needle point, gardening- especially her flowers including gladiolas and tulips, playing cards in younger years, cooking and baking. She worked many long and hard hours during the threshing time cooking for all the workers.
Survivors who are grateful for having shared in her life are her sons, Donald (Nyla) Huber of Madison, MN and Jack (Suzanne) Huber of Stillwater, MN, 5 grandchildren, Darin Huber of Huron, Shari (Todd) Vanderbush of Onalaska, WI, Niki (Sheehan) DeSouza of Sioux Falls, Elizabeth Kalmon of St. Paul, MN and Adam Huber of Stillwater, MN; 3 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kaylee and Eli and a sister, Lucille Sullivan of Forest Hills, CA.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and siblings, Roy Sheldon, Margie Schone and a brother and sister in infancy.
Arrangements are announced by the Furness Funeral Home at Clark where there is an on-line registry at www.furnessfuneralhome.com