Lonnie Huber, age 64, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
A memorial service will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Lonnie Huber, son of Bert and Helen (Schoppert) Huber, was born January 20, 1954 at the Freeman Community Hospital in Freeman, South Dakota. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School for eight years. He then helped with the farming operation until the age of 18. On November 25, 1972 he married Merry Jane Tschetter, daughter of Paul S. and Susie Tschetter of Bridgewater, South Dakota. They lived in Menno, South Dakota where Lonnie was employed one year with Pfeifle's Mobil and five years with Hutchinson County Highway Department. In 1978 the couple moved to Yankton, South Dakota where Lonnie was involved in home real estate, professional fur trapping, fur buying, and operated a mail order trapping supply business, a gun smith business and Huber Storage for over 20 years. Lonnie had complications with diabetes for over 52 years.
Lonnie was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton. Even with all of his health issues he was always upbeat and positive. He loved telling stories, trapping, hunting, working on guns, and he especially loved his family and was very proud of his son, Ryan.
Survivors include his wife, Merry Huber of Yankton; son, Ryan (Samantha Lachendro) Huber of Omaha, Nebraska; nephew, Matt; niece, Lisa; sister-in-law, Judy and his dog, Sweetie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Huber in March of 2018; and his dog, Oscar.
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Merry I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Lonnie rest in the arms of our Lord and Savior. We will all have a great reunion in Heaven some day.
Merry and Ryan, our hearts go out to you at the loss of Lonnie. He was a special friend and we had some great times. Our prayers are with you.
Tom and Peggy Foster
Family & Friends of Lonnie,
My deepest sympathies on the passing of this loved one. Years ago..I met his brother Larry...a Bricklayer. As we talked..we discovered both of us had been Navy Seabees. To add to our surprise..we each had been stationed with another Seabee..just on different bases. My dad was a Bricklayer, also. Further warming our respective hearts. Though I never had the good fortune of meeting Lonnie...I know he must have been a super person. Treasure your times spent together..knowing his Earthly tasks are complete..and he is now home with the Master Builder of the Universe. Until you meet again..Beyond the Sunset.
I think I might have met both of you before, but I'm not sure. I too have Type I Diabetes, and this is my 52nd year of having this disease. I was diagnosed in 1966 at age 16. I am assuming Lonnie also was a Type I Diabetic. Yes, there can be lots of complications with this Chronic illness, and every day can be a battle. I have a wonderful husband who has been with me for 36 years, no matter what. God sends us angels to be with us when we need them on this earth, and it sounds like Lonnie had Merry as his angel. My deepest sympathy to all of his family. Lonnie has had his sufferings on earth, and be rest assured that he is now in heaven with his Maker, our Lord & God. May God Bless you always.
Merry, Our condolences go out to you on your loss.
Jean & Jeff Liudahl
Merry I am so sorry to hear about Lonnie's passing. May God bless you and sustain you.
Merry, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't read about Lonnie's until today. I thought about both of you often especially when my family and I were in Yankton. I know he fought with his Diabetes for so many years and now he is at peace. Lonnie was a wonderful, funny man and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. May God bless you and your family in this time of grief.
Pamela (Huber) Schlaefli
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