Cozad Resident Peter J. Huber, age 85 (1927-2013)

Peter J. Huber, 85, of Cozad, Nebraska, died July 2nd, 2013, at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad

Peter was born July 10th, 1927, at Savage, Montana, to Theodore and Margaret (Mock) Huber, Sr. He attended District 33 School in Crane, Montana.

Following his schooling, Peter served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 to 1949. On July 16th, 1958, Peter married Phyllis Peden at Elwood, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Cozad where Peter quickly began work at Nebraska Plastics. In the late 1960’s, Peter took a job with Monroe Auto where he remained until eventually taking a position as a crane operator with New Holland. In the late 1970’s, Peter began work with the Cozad City Schools as a janitor, retiring in the early 90’s.

Peter was a hard worker his entire life. His parents were sugar beet farmers, and Peter had been accustomed to working on the farm since the age of four. Because of his upbringing, Peter always enjoyed keeping a garden. His childhood also instilled in him a sense of appreciation for everything that he had. While material things never mattered much to Peter, he took wonderful care of everything in his possession, never taking anything for granted. Peter loved music and dancing. He was a caring and loving husband, dad and grandpa.

Peter was a long-time member of the American Lutheran Church in Cozad.

Peter was preceded in death his parents; brother, Joe, his twin brother, Leo, Don, and Harold; along with a sister, Viola.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Huber of Cozad; four daughters, Ramona (Wes) Neben of Lexington, Nebraska, Debbie (Jay) Smith of Hebron, Nebraska, Shelly Enyeart (Capri Chapman) of Holdrege, Nebraska and Lana (Mike) Nicolen of Holdrege; three brothers, Alvin Huber of Seattle, Washington, Ted Huber of Great Falls, Montana and Richard Huber of Billings, Montana; sister, Eileen Loegering of Billings, seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and many other relatives and friends.

Services were held on Friday, July 5th, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad with Pastor Mike Parsh officiating.

Burial with military honors was at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.

Memorials are suggested to Central Plains Home Health and Hospice in Peter’s memory. Condolences may be shared at


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