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Francis "Fuzzy" William Huber

submitted by Rick Thomas

Source: Northern Lakes Area Obituaries, Rhinelander Daily News, August 17, 1971

Francis "Fuzzy" William Huber, 55, of Monico died at 6:05 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born August 14, 1916, in Rhinelander and is survived by his widow Marie; two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Donna) Cole of Rhinelander and Theresa at home; six sons, Robert of Issaquah, Washington, William, Eugene, and James of Rhinelander, Richard and Patrick at home; three brothers, Louis and Eugene of Rhinelander and Marvin of Florissant; one sister, Mrs. E. (Lois) LaCrosse of Hartford, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Thomas, in 1961.

Mr. Huber was employed at the St. Regis Paper Company in Rhinelander from June 1, 1940, until ill health forced his retirement March 1, 1970. He was a machine tender at the time of retirement.

He had been active in community affairs in Monico and was affectionately referred to as "the mayor of Monico." He had been president of the Community Club there, was deputy sheriff of Oneida County, emergency fire warden, and chief of the Monico volunteer fire department.

He had served as a chief petty officer in the Navy during World War II, was a member of the VFW of Rhinelander, the American Legion, and St. James Church at Monico.

Mr. Huber had been active with the Boy Scouts of America since 1963, when he was instrumental in organizing Troop 545 at Monico. He served as its institutional representative and then as scoutmaster since 1964. He also has been assistant district commissioner, roundtable commissioner, and was a vigil honor member of the Order of the Arrow.

He attained his Wood Badge beads through a training course at Boulder Junction, had achieved the Scouter's training award, the Scouter's Key, and the Arrowhead honor. In 1969, he was a staff member of the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and, in January 1971, was awarded the highest honor obtainable for a volunteer on a council level, the Silver Beaver.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. James Church in Monico, with the Rev. George Votruba officiating. Burial will be at Monico Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hildebrand Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Wednesday and the rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock.

A memorial in his name has been established for the Boy Scout Museum in Rhinelander.

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