Don Ray Huber of Gainesville, Florida and formerly of Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Oak Hammock Retirement Village in Gainesville, Florida at the age of 82.
He was born on September 9, 1939 in Owen County, Indiana to Mary E. (Orman) Huber and Donald Fred Huber. On August 23, 1959 he was married to Patricia Lou Kelley. They were blessed with 62 years of marriage and the joy of raising their son and becoming grandparents.
After high school Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 12, 1957 and proudly served until his honorable discharge on August 30, 1960. He attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana for three years, and for the next 27 years he worked for United Telephone Company. Don also worked as the business manager for the Wawasee School Corporation for ten years. Don was an active member of the Rotary Club in Whitley County and served on the Whitko School Board for 8 years, serving as President for 4 years.
Don was a member of the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association and the American Legion Post #253 of North Webster, Indiana. Throughout his life he enjoyed farming and woodworking. During retirement he greatly enjoyed boating on Lake Michigan and spending the winters in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, prior to moving to Gainesville, FL permanently to be near family in 2019. Throughout his life he enjoyed farming and woodworking. He enjoyed attending services at Warsaw Community Church prior to relocating to Florida, at which time he attended Anthem Church in Gainesville, FL. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. Don will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia Lou Huber (Gainesville, Florida), son, Timothy Ray (Jacqueline “Jackie”) Huber (Gainesville, Florida), and two grandchildren, Madelyn and Katelyn Huber (Gainesville, Florida). Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Harold Newby (Terre Haute, Indiana), and his sister-in-law, Phyllis Tucker (Spencer, Indiana). He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Mary Huber, and two sisters, Joann Hayes and Rosalee Newby.
Friends and family may visit from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. A private family graveside service will take place at a later time at North Webster Cemetery – Mock Addition in North Webster, Indiana with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #253 of North Webster and active-duty members of the Navy Honor Guard.
Memorial donations may be directed to Anthem Church, 2902 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32608; or to the American Legion Post 253, SR 13 South, North Webster, Indiana 46555.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.