Jacob Lawrence Hubers…was born on August 5, 1929, to William and Jennie (Doctor) Hubers in Hospers, Iowa. He spent his early childhood years in Sioux County and attended school through the eighth grade. In 1940, his family moved to a farm outside of Pipestone, Minnesota. Throughout his life, Jacob worked hard on the farm, helping his father when he was a child and young adult and eventually owning the family farm. Jacob served honorably as a soldier with the US Army during the Korean War. Prior to leaving for Korea, he was united in marriage to Johanna Van’t Hof on July 3, 1953 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Following his tour of duty, the couple made their home on the farm. Together they farmed and raised their seven sons. Along with his work on the farm, Jacob enjoyed working at the Sioux Falls Stockyards and later for the Pipestone Livestock Auction Barn. Jacob and Johanna moved to Ihlen, Minnesota, in 1991. They were members of the First Christian Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. Johanna preceded him in death on May 16, 2008. Jacob continued to live in Ihlen until his retirement in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Jacob is lovingly remembered by his children, Harlan and Kathy Hubers of Pipestone, Bruce and Lisa Hubers of Pipestone, Del Hubers and Kevin Mickelsen of Sioux Falls, Brent and Pam Hubers of Brandon, South Dakota, and Scott and Nicole Hubers of Brandon; 10 grandchildren, Chris, Allison, Amber, Lacey, Shelli, Trey, Teagan, Sophia, Dalton, and Jacob; several great-grandchildren; and his brother, Vernon and Clarene Hubers of Pipestone. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johanna; sons, Doug and Kurt; his parents; and his brother, Albert.
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