Earl R. Huber

Earl R. Huber, age 87, of Quincy died on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on July 14, 1936 in Quincy, at the family farm, the son of George and Elizabeth (Peter) Huber. Earl married Georgian Louise Jansen on October 13, 1962. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2013.

Earl loved farm life, having worked on the family farm his entire life.
While farming, he also worked with Genenbacher Construction for twenty-five years.
He attended St. Anthony Grade School and White Oak Grade School. As a youth he was a member of the Illinois State 4H Baseball Championship Team.

Earl served in the U.S. National Guard. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Church where he was a member the Picnic Committee and of the Holy Name Society.

Earl was a true family man, he was genuinely thankful, agreeable, and never complained. In his later years he enjoyed Saturday evening rides in the countryside, after he attended Mass and had dinner. He was an avid coon hunter and adored his hounds. He was also skilled at pitching horseshoes and liked playing cards.

He is survived by his children: George (Nancy) Huber of Quincy, Tom (Barb) Huber of Camp Point, Ann (Eric) Markovich of East Peoria, IL, Jim (Sherry) Huber of Liberty, IL, Tony (Jesica) Huber of Plainville, IL and Randy (Erin) Huber of Quincy, IL and longtime companion, Carolyn Mixer of Clayton, IL.

Grandchildren: Kyle (Linda) England, Keith (Amanda) England, Kenny England, Abby (fiancé Elijah Kurfman) Huber, Dustin (Megan) Huber, Corey Huber, Nicole Markovich, Eric (Ashley) Markovich, Amanda (fiancé Adam Blanton) Markovich and Katie Markovich, Andrew and Ethan Huber, and twins Cassidy and Courtney Huber; numerous great grandchildren; one sibling, Albert (Winnie) Huber of Quincy; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws also survive.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, infant daughter Judy Lynn Huber, and siblings, Henrietta Benz, Therese Holbrook, Antonine Lenz, Wilfrid Huber, Marion Huber and Herman Huber, Germaine Schmidt, Charlotte Huber and Alphons Huber, both in infancy.

The family especially thanks their dad’s caregivers at Blessing Hospital for all their kindness during his stays with them.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 9:15 a.m. in Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Building Fund, Blessing Hospice, Camp Callahan, or the American Diabetes Association.
Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com.

1 Comment

  1. Larry Mock on March 30, 2024 at 12:45 pm

    My thoughts are with the entire Huber and Jansen families during this time of final goodbyes and sadness. Earl was a great man to know, i was fortune to meet him when I was around 12 years old. He was dating my first cousin, Georgian Jansen, back then. He has very kind to me ever since. I know his family will miss him greatly, but you all can take comfort in remembering and cherishing your time together. With these memories, Earl will live on in eternal rest and peace.

    Sorry i will miss all the funeral related events….Larry Mock

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