Obit Marlowe Dill Huber
Kroll Funeral Home-Hebron
Marlowe Dill Huber was born at home on the family farm March 27, 1928 two miles east of
Belvidere, NE where his parents lived at the time. He was the eldest son of Peter F. and Beulah (Dill) Huber.
He departed this life Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family at the age of 92 years.
At the age of six the family moved two miles west of Hebron. He attended rural school Districy #37 through the 8th grade. Marlowe graduated with the class of 1945 from Hebron High School.
He was a life-long member of the Christian Church being baptized on April 13, 1939. He served his church in many capacities over the years and after serving 42 Years as Elder, he was given the title of Elder Emeritus in January of 2004.
In those ancient years, college was not a prerequisite and he began his lifelong career in farming along with his father renting some ground from a local doctor here in Hebron. To this day, the same ground is being farmed by his grandson Chris.
He married LaDonna Miller and to this union four children were born, Diane, Douglas, Cheryl, and Brenda. They made their home on a farm 2 miles northwest of Hebron for 10 years. In 1961 the family moved into Hebron and Marlowe began a second career with the US Postal Service, first a substitute on RR 2 and later as a regular on RR1 and continued farming also. He retired from the US Postal Service in June of 1993 after 32 years of service.
After the death of LaDonna in March of 1978 and after a time of regrouping, he met and married Shirley A. Baumfalk on January 1, 1980 becoming a step father to two more girls Jane and Kay.
He was a member of the Hebron Lions Club having served as President in 1971. He loved to fly and at the age of 47, he received his Private pilot license. He was a long-time member of the Blue Valley Flying Club. He greatly enjoyed flying up till his 91st birthday! One of Marlowe’s greatest delights was seeing his grandsons Chris and Michael on the day that they soloed. It was also his privilege to give his first great-grandson Cayden his first airplane ride. In later years, he was associated with the Hebron Bus Lines and Nebraska School Bus retiring from bus driving on his 80th birthday. Marlowe was very active in the Hebron Airport Authority, serving as Sec/Treasurer and he and Shirley were able to go for a flight shortly after his 90th birthday.
Marlowe had a life-long love and association with agriculture, but he had a definite dislike for gardening. And as we bid good-bye to him today one of this favorite quotations as he would be leaving the house was “I am going to the country” and also an old CB quote “Color me Gone” and on this day he is gone but not forgotten.
He is preceded in death by his first wife LaDonna Miller in 1978, both parents Beulah in 1993 and Pat in 1994, grandson Kenton Elting, and son-in-law Delmar Davis.
He is survived by wife Shirley Huber of Hebron, NE, children: Diane(Larry)Kosch of Lincoln, NE, Douglas(Jody)Huber of Hebron, Cheryl(Bryce)Pease of Covina, CA, Brenda Davis, and Jane Ready both of Lincoln and Kay(Kelly)Elting of Hebron. Grandchildren: Cori(Dan)Sheff of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Chris(Tara)Huber of Hebron, Casey(John)Morris of Brea, CA, Mike Huber of Lincoln, Justin Ready of New Orleans, LA, Tara(Adam)Lathrop of Lincoln, Gabriel and Gretchen Elting of Hebron, Lacey(Scott)DeLaet of Columbus, NE, and Tanner Jazwick of Hebron, and 7 Great-grandchildren, and one brother Norman Huber and wife Patty of Omaha, NE, sister-in-law Sharon Sharp of West Covina, CA.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the First Community Church in Hebron. Officiant Pastor Steve Speichinger, pianist Margaret Miller, congregational hymns “It Is Well With My Soul”, “How Great Thou Art”, special music “Hallelujah” and recorded song “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn. Visitation Friday, February 26, 2021 from 2 PM to 6 PM at Kroll Funeral Home Hebron. Casket bearers will be the grandsons. Burial will be in Hebron City Cemetery. Funeral services will be live streamed on First Community Church Facebook page. Memorials in care of family, condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com Kroll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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