Gerhard (Gary) Huebner, 88 of Williston, passed away peacefully September 3, 2017, surrounded by his family at Bethel Lutheran Home following a short illness.
Gerhard was born to Hugo and Albertina Huebner on April 1, 1929, in Jablonec, Czechoslovakia. He immigrated to the United States in 1950 to start a new life. He landed in Alexander, N.D., and began farming in that area. He was joined two years later by his fiancée Margarete (known by Margo to all her friends), who emigrated from Germany and they were married a short time later. Their life together began in a cottonwood, tarpaper shack southwest of Alexander, N.D. They eventually moved to a farm near Williston. While raising five children. His long and varied career included farming, working construction at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, foreman at the Hardy Salt plant, owner/operator of Mon-Dak Water Well Drilling Company, a seismographer in the Bakken oil fields and winters spent working at a ski area in Montana. He returned many times over his life to working the wheat fields of his property northeast of Williston. His favorite pastimes included sailing on his sailboat that he kept docked at Lake Sakakawea, taking drives in the countryside of northwest N.D., listening to music, staying current on world events, astronomy and tinkering with computers. He was a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 64 years, Margarete (Margo); son, Robert; and granddaughter, Jennifer.
He is survived by his children, Richard (Sonia), Rose (Jeff), Roger (Darla) and Ron (Christina); 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; also by his sister, Gerlinde Broadway (Douglas) and numerous nieces and nephews in Germany and Alaska.
Special thanks for the loving care by the nurses and doctors at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D., and the Bethel Home in Williston.
Visitation was held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept., 5, 2017, at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Williston. At Gary’s request no family service will be held. His Memorial Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Faith United Methodist Church-Williston. Burial will take place at a later date, next to his beloved wife Margarete in Riverview Cemetery.
Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Williston is assisting the family. Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com.
If so desired, memorials can be made to United Methodist Church, Bethel Home; all of Williston or a charity of your choice.