William J. Huber Jr. was born in White Bluff, Washington – Aug 8, 1920 to parents William J. Huber Sr. and Alma Mary Girard. His father had just been discharged from the U.S. Navy where he served in the Submarine Corp. They moved back to Spring Grove, IL where he spent his boyhood with his brother Bob and sisters Marie and Margaret. The family moved several times during The Depression and ended up in Fox Lake, IL where William Jr. and Brother Bob played and worked in their fathers’ gas station. Eventually moving to Minneapolis, MN, William Jr. graduated from West High and the University of Minnesota. To earn money for college he worked at Baker Drug store on Lindale Ave.
Aug 8th, 1942 William and his brother Bob enlisted in the Navy Seabees. They trained at Camp Allen, Virginia Beach, VA. From there they were sent to Port Hueneme, CA, issued warm clothes and joined the 22nd battalion. They then shipped out from Pier 41 in Seattle, WA up the Northwest passageway to Kiska, AK and loaded on a boat to Attu, AK the last island on the Aleutian chain. They spent 18 months in the harsh Alaskan weather.
After the war he worked for Midwest Automotive in Minneapolis, MN. He then married Anna M. Hansen. They had three children. Carol Ann Stafford (Leonard), Richard G. Huber (Mallory), Timothy A. Huber (Kelly L.).
William is survived by his wife, Anna; two sons, Richard (Mallory) and Timothy (Kelly); seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.
William was transferred to Kansas City, MO, where he worked for Sealed-Power, Burton Springs and Moog Industries. His last transfer took him to Murfreesboro, TN where he was employed again in the automotive industry as the national sales manager for Perfect Equipment Corp.
William J. Huber Jr. was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Carol and her daughter Melissa, his brother Bob and his sisters Margaret Gibbons (Eugene) and Marie O’Shaughnessy (Jack).
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:00PM at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service.
Online condolences can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com, 615-893-5151