Arthur “Art” Huber

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:02 pm

Arthur “Art” Huber, 100, of Fort Atkinson, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, with Rev. Nick March officiating. Organist is Jeanette Dietzenbach. St. John’s Choir will sing “I am the Bread of Life,” “Amazing Grace,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Notre Dame, Our Mother” and “How Great Thou Art.” Mass servers are Dick Nienhaus and Jack Herold. Lector is Margaret Riha. Offertory gift bearers are Art’s grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers are Laure Rausch, Margaret Riha and Ann Herold. Casket bearers are Larry Riha, Leon Kipp, Mike Stammeyer and Mark Skretta. Interment is at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Fort Atkinson.

Arthur Francis Huber was born April 6, 1915, in Fort Atkinson, the son of Joseph and Ida (Chizek) Huber. Art graduated from St. John’s Catholic School and Fort Atkinson High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., where he played varsity baseball and was a member of the Fighting Irish Marching Band. He majored in accounting and graduated with honors in 1936. Art worked for six years at the Chevrolet plant in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved his family to Fort Atkinson in 1945 and continued the family tradition of operating Huber’s Store, where his son Don is currently the fourth generation owner. Art was united in marriage to Vivian Moser Aug. 12, 1940, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. They were the parents of five children: Joe, Cathy, Tom, Don and Bill. Art was a charter member of the South Winn Country Club and helped with the initial land purchase. He played with the Fort Atkinson Community band for 60 years, and was treasurer of the St. Anthony of Padua Chapel (Smallest Church) near Festina. Art was always a sports enthusiast, loved to play golf, enjoyed fishing and always rooted for Notre Dame football. Art was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, the Catholic Order Of Foresters and the Fort Atkinson Businessmen’s Association.

Art is survived by his five children: Joe (Nancy) Huber, Palo Alto, Calif.; Cathy (Duane) Kuennen, Dubuque; Tom Huber, Fort Atkinson; Don Huber, Fort Atkinson; and Bill (Jane) Huber, Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren: David Huber, Matthew Huber, Mike (Karyn) Kuennen, Rob Kuennen, Christy (James) Willis and Sara Huber; six great-grandchildren: Josh, Adam, Isabella and Maddy Kuennen; Ethan and Kate Willis; a sister-in-law, Mildred Hemesath, Cedar Rapids; and brother-in-law, Danny (Mary) Moser, Fort Atkinson.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ida (Chizek) Huber; his wife, Vivian, in 1984; and brother, Virgil, in 1989.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to St. Anthony of Padua Chapel (Smallest Church) near Festina, IA, P.O. Box 8, Fort Atkinson, IA, 52144, or to the Fort Atkinson Public Library, P.O. Box 277, Fort Atkinson, IA, 52144.

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