Marvin L. Huber, Jr.

Marvin L. Huber, Jr. age 74, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, January 3, 2022, at his home in Yankton.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota.

Marvin L. Huber, Jr. was born June 4, 1947, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Marvin Sr. and Shirley (Block) Huber. He grew up on a farm near Yankton and loved spending summers in Winner, South Dakota with his aunt and uncle, Russ and Mabel, who would often have politicians and cowboy actors from Hollywood staying at their place. He attended Willow Dale Country School where he was greatly influenced by Phyllis Christiansen, who is the reason he wanted to become a teacher. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1965 and then went on to receive his Bachelors in Education from the University of South Dakota in 1969. He then began teaching in the Sioux City School System as well as working at K-Mart helping them with their Spanish Speaking customers.   During this time, he received his Master’s in Education from USD in 1975. He married Constance Hansen and together had two children: Dawn and Christopher. He taught in Sioux City until 2003, when he began teaching Spanish at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. He married Gary Mikelson on June 28, 2006, in Winnipeg, Canada. They lived in Yankton and Marvin continued to teach at Mount Marty College until his health forced him to retire 2019.

Marvin loved teaching and enjoyed taking tours with his students to Spain. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton and enjoyed spending time researching his family tree. He loved raising his children and loved spending time with them. He was greatly loved and will be missed.

Survivors include his husband, Gary Mikelson of Yankton; son, Christopher Huber; grandchildren: Christina and Joshua Huber; brother, Jerry Huber; two sisters: Lori Uhrich and Kristi Huber Suing and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; ex-wife, Constance; daughter, Dawn and two sisters: Beverly Schoenberner and Mary Elaine Huber.

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9 response to "Marvin L. Huber, Jr."

  1. By: Susan Kostroun Posted: January 5, 2022

    Have so many memories, especially from younger years. Us cousins would spend a lot of time together at Uncle Jr’s house in the summers. He made it such a fun time. He will be missed but suffer no more. We love you Uncle!! RIP

  2. By: Gale Horan Posted: January 6, 2022

    I had Marvin as a Spanish teacher at North Junior High. He was such a knowledgeable caring, funny teacher that he gave me a love for the Spanish language and teaching. I taught Spanish for 37 years before retiring. My daughter had him at North High School and he was her favorite Spanish teacher.. She has been a Spanish teacher for 11 years so far. I got to know him also through his work at Kmart, and as a colleague since we were both teachers, and as a parent working with him. He was a wonderful, caring, giving man and I feel blessed to have known him. Prayers for his family for comfort and memories of happy times! Vaya con Dios.

  3. By: SisterTerry Lafferty Posted: January 6, 2022

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Gary, and the Huber family. He was a well-loved professor at MMU. May he rest in the eternal presence of God.

  4. By: Coraina Aguirre Posted: January 6, 2022

    My name is Coraina Aguirre I clean Mr. Huber’s Class room and took Spanish classes with him at Mount Marty college. And I also knew him when he was at work and then we had lunch together him and Gary and I’m very sorry for Gary and families loss he was a wonderful wonderful man I will miss him forever. He is in heaven now with God

  5. By: Bernie Wagner Posted: January 6, 2022

    Gary,
    May memories of Marvin and love of family surround you and give strength in the days ahead. I always enjoyed visiting with Marvin and you. My thoughts, love and prayers at this time. RIP Marv!
    Bernie Wagner

  6. By: Dave and Kathy Schanche Posted: January 7, 2022

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gary and Christopher and family. He always had a smile and a kind word. He is now at peace after a long illness.

  7. By: Patricia Snyder Lucas Posted: January 7, 2022

    Gary and all of Marvin’s family, You have my sympathy and prayers in your loss. I remember Marvin and you, Gary, from our years as students in the Yankton schools. Marvin will be missed by all who knew him.

  8. By: Jessica Conley Posted: January 9, 2022

    Sr. Huber taught me at North High School from 1992-1996. He was one of my favorite teachers, and I will always remember him for his humor and acceptance. Thoughts with his family.

  9. By: Tammy Kokesh Posted: January 10, 2022

    Gary and family, I am so sorry. Marvin was an exceptional man & I respected & cared about him deeply. He was always so funny& sweet. I am sorry for your pain. You will continue to be in my prayers. With Love, Tammy Kokesh (your favorite Fryn’ Pan waitress)

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