Riverview Terrace Assisted Living’s Tenant of the Week
Dorothy Huberg was born on a rural Linn Grove farm homesteaded by the family in 1872. The German descendant attended Willow Lawn country school before graduating from Peterson High School in 1933.
As a young girl in the 1920s, Dorothy recalled driving cattle on foot to Peterson, where they then were loaded into train cars headed for Chicago. She also helped pick corn by hand and toss it into a wagon drawn by horses.
Rev. Holger Berthelsen married Hjelmer and Dorothy Huberg on Dec. 27, 1934, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. The couple settled on a Clay County farm where they raised hogs, fed cattle, reared Rhode Island Red chickens, raised Shetland ponies, and milked cows. They formed Huberg Trucking in 1952 and moved to Royal in 1955.
“Hjelmer milked 52 cows at one time, but his goal was to get up to 200. I’m glad he found a truck,” Dorothy recalled of their business’ start with a chuckle.
The Hubergs moved to Riverview Terrace in March 2012. Today, Dorothy enjoys attending church services, visiting with others, participating in a myriad of activities offered, reading, and eating meals prepared by others. She also continues to garden, noting the 100 quarts of tomatoes she helped can last summer.
Dorothy Huberg’s family includes Louise (Bob) Goode of Canton, Texas; Roger (Connie) Huberg of Royal; daughter-in-law, Loueen Huberg of Royal; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.