Helen Gertrude Huber

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Helen Gertrude Huber

Helen Gertrude Huber was born March 17, 1907, in Merna, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Kerber) Froehlich. In 1913, she moved with her family to Wesley, Ia., where she attended school and in 1924, graduated from the Wesley High School. After her schooling she attended Normal Training at Cedar Falls and returned to teach in rural schools around Wesley.

On June 6, 1928, Helen was united in marriage to Eugene M. Huber in Wesley, Ia. Helen later taught in rural schools in the Algona area during World War II before working for several years at the Johnson General Store. She later worked as Director for the Kossuth County Department of Social Services from 1946 until retiring in 1970.

Helen enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, tatting, crocheting, embroidery and watching birds. She was a member of the St. Cecelia Parish and past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Soroptomists.

Helen died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Algona Manor Care Center, where she had been a resident since August of 2000. She was 102.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen Detrick of Algona; Charles Huber of Cedar Crest, N.M.; 18 grandchildren: Steve (Debbie) Detrick of Brooksville, Fla.,Jackie (John) Pedersen of West Branch, Joe Detrick of New Providence, Dale (Gilberta) Detrick of Van Buren, Ark., Bev (Wayne) Kaiser of Algona, Mary (Steve) Anliker of Cambridge, Linda Detrick of Emmetsburg; Jim (Lori) Detrick of Ankeny, Jean Detrick of Algona, Jon (Lori) Detrick of Lone Rock, Charles Detrick of Kansas City, Mo., Jeff (Jamie) Detrick of Paulina, Nick (Barbie) Detrick of Algona, Rich Detrick of Spencer, Virginia Bubke of Spencer, Tim (Michelle) Detrick of Mason City, Kathleen (Jomo) Fisher of Redmond, Wash., and R. Chris Detrick of Mills, Wyo.; 32 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren with number 17 due in March.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eugene M. "Steve" Huber on Nov.10, 1984; two great-grandchildren: Melissa and Jackson Detrick; brothers: John, Carl and Ed Froehlich; sister, Marie (Froehlich) Ricke; and son-in-law, Robert Raymond Detrick.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary at 5:30 p.m. and a parish wake service at 7 p.m. at the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Algona. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church with Father Edward Girres officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by the Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home of Algona. Condolences can be left at www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.