Anthony Huber was a hardworking man who did what he needed to to provide for his family, his children said.
Although he never graduated from high school, he was self-taught in a wide variety of trades, said his son, Larry Huber.
He could weld, do mason work and carpentry, among other things.
“There was nothing he couldn’t do,” he said. “He wasn’t afraid to try anything. He built a big addition onto our family home, and he did it all himself.”
Anthony Huber, 91, of Valparaiso, died July 14. He worked at Indiana General for 27 years as a foundry man, retiring in 1968. He owned and operated United Rent-All in Valparaiso until 1984.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by Florence Huber, his wife of 60 years.
Huber was the oldest of 13 children, and everyone from his siblings to his children looked up to him, said his daughter, Donna Keene.
“We loved to listen to him talk, and he could help solve any problem,” she said. “He didn’t rule us with an iron fist, but we always did what he said to do.”
Huber loved to fish, whether it be with his brothers around Raccoon Lake or with his family in Canada.
The family always took vacations together during the summer, his children said.
“One year, all six of us piled in a camper and traveled up to Alaska,” his son said. Trips usually involved visiting family, Keene said, but he made the trips interesting along the way.
“We always stopped to see the sights,” she said.
Keene said her father always worked hard.
“He taught us all the importance of hard work and the importance of family,” she said.