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David F. Huberty – Obituary

Name: David F. Huberty

Age: 80

Born: 05-03-1941

Died: 09-20-2021

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota


Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 25, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud for David F. Huberty age 80 of St. Cloud who passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 unexpectedly at his home. Reverend Joseph Herzing will officiate. Interment will take place at St. Otto’s Cemetery in Fergus Falls at a later date.

Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Arrangements were by the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

David Florian Huberty was born May 3, 1941 to Henry E. and Irene A. (Gilk) Huberty of Albany, MN. Dave grew up on a farm about four miles southwest of town. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Grade School in Farming Township and graduated from Albany High School in 1959. In 1963 he graduated from St. Cloud State University with a BS degree in Comprehensive Science with a Biology emphasis. In the school year ’63-64, he taught science at Alexander Hamilton Junior High in East Cleveland, OH. The next two years he taught all sciences for grades 7-12 in Akeley, MN. In the fall of 1966, he took an 8th grade Earth Science teaching position in Fergus Falls, MN. Over the next four summers he took graduate courses in the Earth Sciences (Geology, Paleontology, Oceanography, etc.)  at universities in Flagstaff, AZ; Bellingham, WA; and Mount Vernon, WA. He retired in 1998 after 32 years of teaching in Fergus Falls, MN.

In 1963 he married Bertha (Bebe) Mary Rudolph of St. Cloud, MN at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Over the 39 years they lived in Fergus Falls, they raised four children: Debra Wetrosky (Steve), Sandra Vetsch, Pamela Barker, and Thomas Huberty (Kara). They were blessed with six grandchildren: Christian, Nathan, and Shane Wetrosky; Jacob and Emily Vetsch; Megan Barker.

While in Fergus, he spent several years as a member of the local Lions Club and Early Risers Kiwanis Club. He did a term on the parish council at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church where he and Bebe were ushers and greeters for many years. Dave and Bebe moved to St. Cloud in 2005 and were members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

David was an avid supporter of natural habitat and wildlife preservation, clean air and water groups, and human rights around the world.

David, Dad, Grandpa Dave, was a warm and caring spirit who believed in family above all. He had a great sense of humor that was infectious and uninhibited. His family cherished his unconditional love, wisdom, honesty, and wit.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and became a “Jack of all Trades” while living in country homes. His main hobby in retirement was his intarsia woodworking, particularly during the 16 years of winters he and Bebe spent in Mesa, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of almost 55 years, Bebe.  He is survived by four children and six grandchildren.


Guestbook for David F. Huberty

Diane Shonblom Gunvaldson
, Student
September 29, 2021, 1:51 pm
Mr.Huberty was my Science Teacher, at the Fergus Falls Jr. High in the early 70s. My memory of him, was that he was a very good Teacher, kind and helpful, and especially patient with me, and how hed help me to understand the lessons as I struggled as a student, in certain classes. Im so happy reading about his full life, one very well lived. My sincere condolences to his family. .
Al Machtmes
, Classmate Albany high school
September 24, 2021, 3:32 pm
Sorry to hear of his passing. He was well liked by all who met him
Shannon Swenson
, student and childhood friend of Pam's
September 22, 2021, 5:45 pm
I am very sorry for your family's loss. Dave was steadfast in his love of teaching and family and made a difference in all of the lives he came in contact with. I pray your family finds peace and comfort in your many memories of this dear man. God Bless you all. Shannon
Kathleen Cutler
, Sandra's co worker
September 22, 2021, 11:25 am
Very sorry for your loss. Extra love and hugs in this hardest of times. XO
Heather Uballe
, Sandra's co-worker
September 21, 2021, 9:17 pm
I am so very sorry for your loss of your father - I am praying for you all. God bless you.
Jim Knapp
, Colleague of Sandra's
September 21, 2021, 9:03 pm
Very sorry for your loss. Nothing ever replaces a Dad. Hope your fond memories will sustain you.

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