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Barbara Ann Huber

April 9, 2023
Portage, MI




Barbara Ann Huber, wife, mother, sister, friend, seeker, citizen, died on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

She was born November 26, 1938 in Lackawanna, NY. She earned a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State University and a masters in education from Western Michigan University. In addition to employment as a teacher and bookkeeper, her many talents and passions were expressed in creative pursuits, spiritual inquiry and leadership roles in the community. She was a member and former president of the Kalamazoo chapter of League of Women Voters and a member of Texas Township Planning Commission. She worked to bring the recycling station and farmers market to Texas Township Hall. She was an accomplished seamstress and weaver, and enjoyed bicycling, dancing and gardening. She read extensively on matters of citizenship and spirituality, was involved in Call To Action, social justice issues and was a founding member of her home church community. She was at heart a teacher and seeker; this essential nature shone through her in family roles as elder sister, wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joel Huber; children, Anne Huber (Steve), Karen Liz Greenwood (Bruce) and Thomas Huber (Julie); daughter-in-law, Gretchen Wallacker, grandchildren, Meredith and Maxwell Huber; and sisters, Lucille Ward (Paul), Betty Hassett (Pat), Lynne Lystad (David) and Linda Petko, and brother-in-law, Paul Huber (Joann). She was preceded in death by brother, James Tomaka, parents,Teddy and Helen Tomaka, and brother-in-law, Ed Petko.

The family is grateful for the heartfelt care she received at Bickford of Portage and Centrica Hospice. A celebration of life event will be held in Portage on July 7, 2023. Please no gifts.