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William Huber Jr.

Friday, December 14, 2012

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William Huber Jr., 88, Sellersburg, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died Dec. 6, in Sellersburg.

He was born May 8, 1924, in Huey, Ill., to William Sr., and Freida (Wagner) Huber, where his father was a traveling highway construction worker.

The Huber family moved to Brazil in 1936.

Bill graduated from Brazil High School and held a B.S. degree in industrial arts education from Indiana State University in addition to the M.S. degree in education from the University of Louisville plus 30 hours of study above his master's degree.

Mr. Huber taught at Jeffersonville High School for 30 years, where he taught industrial arts classes and driver's education.

He also served as department chairman for the industrial arts, chaired the driver's education program and was audio visual director.

During World War II, PFC Huber served in the U.S. Army with 3204 Quartermaster's of the 6th Engineer's Brigade in the European Theater of Operations.

He entered France June 7, at Omaha Beach, saw combat and ended the war guarding German prisoners in Mannheim, Germany.

His decorations included the ETO medal with three battle stars, the ATO medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Meritorious Service Ribbon and from the French, the Croix De Guerre with Palm Leaf.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, son William Huber III, his brother Donald E. Huber, Brazil, infant brother Marvin Earl Huber and his brother-in-law Warren McKenzie, Brazil.

He is survived by wife Minneta (Lawson) Huber, son Chad (Shannon) Huber, daughter Sharon Brink, daughter-in-law Kathy Huber, grandchildren William Huber IV (Kim), Christie Huber, Jason Brink and Rick Brink, and great-granddaughter Breanna Huber.

Also, sisters Colleen Williams and Rhea McKinzie, sisters-in-law Suzanne Huber and Betty Killion, brother-in-law Glen Lawson, niece Tokie Kesler, nephews Steve MacKenzie (Mary Ann), Matthew Huber (Melanie), Timothy Huber, great-nieces Natasha Padgett (Rik), Cara MacKenzie, Janelle Huber, great-nephews Cameron and Colin MacKenzie and John Philip Huber, and great-great-nephews Nathan Padgett and Coel MacKenzie-Smith.