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Laura Huber

February 11, 1920 - February 13, 2017

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Laura Huber, age 97, died peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Villa Maria in Fargo, ND.

Laura was born February 11, 1920, to Renaldo B. and Nellie Huffman on their dairy farm in Minnewaukan, ND.  She attended elementary and high school across the road from the farm.  She excelled academically and enjoyed singing in a girls’ quartet.

Laura married John J. Huber in 1937, and they made their home in Devils Lake for sixty years.  Laura and John had one daughter, Marlene, who remained the lifelong apple of their eyes.  Laura devoted herself to home and family life and worked as a manager for the Great Northern Hotel and Sears Catalogue Sales.  She was also a committed caregiver for her parents, a brother, and her husband.

People considered themselves fortunate to be entertained by Laura and John, the consummate hosts, especially at their lake cottage on Devils Lake, built for them by Laura’s father.  Laura encouraged John to pick up a hunting rifle with her, just as John encouraged Laura to pick up a golf club with him.  Their biggest delight was spending time with their daughter’s family—celebrating the holidays, attending their grandchildren’s activities, and finding any excuse for a party.  That became easier when Laura and John moved to Fargo in 1997.  Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren especially delighted Laura.  She first lovingly cradled them as babies; later they would graciously serve up her evening Windsor and water.

Laura is survived by her daughter, Marlene Christenson of Fargo; grandchildren Mona Christenson Barz of Nashville, TN, and Mark Christenson of Grand Forks, ND; grandson-in-law Lucho (Marlene) Espejo of Fargo; great-grandchildren Natalia, Juan, Luis, and Danny Espejo, Alyssa (Luke) Wentz, Jessica (Evan) Bollinger, and Simon and Lucy Barz; and great-great-grandchildren Tariq Espejo, Theodore and Elliana Wentz.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, two brothers, son-in-law Boyd Christenson, and granddaughter Laura Christenson Espejo.

Memorials are preferred to the Laura Christenson Espejo Social Justice Fund c/o The Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, 409 7th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Friday, February 17, at 6:00 PM, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.

VISITATION: One hour prior to the service.

BURIAL: Saturday, February 18, 12 Noon, St, Joseph Cemetery, Devils Lake, ND.

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5 responses to “Laura H. Huber”

  1. Connie Flanagan says:

    Great Great Grandma Laura, I remember her always-giving words of encouragement to everyone, especially to the “youngsters” growing up. The Lord was waiting for her with open arms. Our condolences and prayers go out to everyone in the family, Laura was loved by all and will be missed. The Flanagan’s, Connie, Shaun, Cami,
    Lara, Cate, Shane, Cassidy, and Brenden. Twin Cites, MN.

  2. Lois Minette says:

    Sincere condolences Marlene and family. Laura was such a mentor to me at Sears in Devils Lake. She shared some important life lessons to a seventeen year old just starting in the world of work.

  3. Mike and Donna Holtz Nowatzki says:

    Our sincere sympathy to Laura’s family!

  4. Claire and Dick Wilson says:

    Marlene, our sympathy to you and all of Laura’s family. We think of her often and miss her. She was a good neighbor and friend.

  5. Jane Paul says:

    Marlene, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Touchmark.

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