Dale Otto Huber, 85, Harker Heights, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
A memorial service was Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights.
Dale Huber was born on Nov. 16, 1934, to Otto and Helen Gross Huber in McLaughlin, South Dakota. He was raised and received his education in Bowdle, South Dakota, graduating from high school in 1952. In the fall of 1953 he started his college carrier at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he received a degree in history. He lettered four years on the basketball team at Northern State.
Dale married Jeanne Sampson on March 1, 1957, at Falnes Lutheran Church, rural Langford, South Dakota. Dale spent two years in the Army at Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Lee, Virginia, and in Korea. After returning home he began his 47 years in education, junior high and senior high and coaching. This career took them to many states including South Dakota, Iowa, Texas and Minnesota. He spent the last years at Hills-Beaver Creek High School from 1986 until he retired in 1999. He received several awards including Teacher of the Year and Coach of the Year. He was a role model for many students.
In 2003 Dale and Jeanne moved to Sioux Falls, and Dale worked at Sunshine Foods for 16 months. He was a fan of the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Twins. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Education Association.
He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he served as an usher for many years and was an active member in the men’s Bible study group. He loved watching South Dakota college sports after retirement. Above all he loved his family.
Dale is survived by two sons, Danny (Nadine) Huber of Harker Heights and Jeffrey (Lupe) Huber of Temple and a daughter Jan, (Paul Utterback); grandsons, Thomas Huber, Tristan Huber, Jordan (Melissa) Huber and Josh Utterback; a granddaughter, Erika (Carlos) Navas; great-grandchildren children Cain and Cameron Navas; and numerous nieces and friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Huber.
Arrangements were provided by Heritage Funeral Home of Harker Heights, Texas.