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Jeanne Huber

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Jeanne Lois Huber age 91 of New Hampton, IA, died Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton. Friends may greet the family beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at the church. Jeanne Lois Huber was born on the Halvorson family farm north of New Hampton, IA, on December 8, 1925, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Olson) Halvorson. She attended several rural country schools of which the Meadowlands School was her favorite. Jeanne graduated from the New Hampton High School in 1943. She worked for some time in the Iowa Governor’s office and then attended the former Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, receiving a normal teaching certificate. While she was teaching at a country school near Schley, IA, she met her future husband, Kenneth William Huber. The couple were married on November 27, 1948, at Sacred Heart Church in Waterloo. To this union four children were born. Jeanne continued as a school teacher and was also a substitute in the New Hampton School system. She later worked at the former IGA grocery store and the former Kummeth Furniture Manufacturing, both in New Hampton. Jeanne began working at Sara Lee in the early 1970’s and retired after over 25 years of work in 1996. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed going to area casinos and spending time with her granddaughter, Sara. For many years Jeanne was part of a group of ladies known as the “Lunch Ladies” who often gathered to have lunch together. Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen (Kent) Loonan of Hudson; two sons, Chris (Carolyn) Huber of Jerico, Thomas Huber of New Hampton; one granddaughter, Sara (Dan) Johnson of Swisher, IA; two great-grandchildren, Ava Johnson and Mack Johnson; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth in 1979; a son, Kenny Jr, in 2013; two brothers, Benny Halvorson, Frank “Hartley” Halvorson; one sister, Anna Mae Qualley.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and I will miss her. God Bless you all at this time.

  2. My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the entire family. I am glad I got to know Jeanne and care for her. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time for your Loss of Loved One.

  3. One of my favorite memories growing up was lunch with the lunch ladies. What a great tradition they had and they never minded the extra kids my grandma invited along. Jeanne was a kind person who always took the time to visit. I was lucky to know her. Thinking of all of you.

  4. May your Mom’s memories fill your thoughts in the coming days. All our prayers to her family. David and Jeanne Roder

  5. I was so shocked to hear that your mom passed away. I always enjoyed talking to her. She was a fighter all the way till the end. I am already missing her. One of the things I enjoyed about her is she never judged and always accepted me and John in her life. Loved her for that. Always remember the good time and all the wonderful memories and you will find yourself smiling. So sorry I will not be at the funeral because we will be in Costa Rica. But you all will be in my thoughts. Love you all and going to miss seeing you guys out there.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jeanne was a very sweet person and I enjoyed knowing and working with her at Sara Lee. May she rest in peace.

  7. So sorry to hear about Aunt Jeanne. She was such a sweetie. Wish I could be at her services, but know you are all in my thoughts

  8. To cousins Katie, Chris and Tom, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Aunt Jeanne will be missed by all who knew her. She was very special. To say she was ‘kind hearted’ would not be enough to measure her kindness. To say she was ‘strong’ would not be enough to measure her strength in spirit and faith. I don’t ever remember her being angry or yelling at us even thou I keep telling myself that cannot be true given the stuff Tom and I did as youngsters! She has always been and always will be in the ‘Favored Aunt’ status!! Take care.

  9. Cousin Gerard and Russ purchased the Dreams From the Heart Bouquet for the family of Jeanne Lois Huber.

  10. Chris, Tom, Kathy, and all the Huber Family, so sorry to hear about Jeanne’s passing. May the memories of your Mom, help you through these next few days. Thoughts and prayers. Leo and Bev Dowd

  11. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Jeanne Lois Huber

  12. Katie, I was surprised and saddened to read of your mom’s death in the NH paper today. I have fond memories of long ago when she was a young mom on West Main St. My sympathy to you and all of the family–it is so painful to lose your mom. She was kind and patient and I always enjoyed visiting with her when we met in town. I am sorry to have missed seeing you. Mary Sharon Peraud

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