Anna Margaret Huber was born Oct. 2, 1940 to Emanuel and Esther Rechtenbaugh at home in rural Canistota, S.D. She attended school in Canistota where she went by her middle name: Margaret. Upon graduation of high school, she attended General Beadle College in Madison, S.D. for one year where she attained a teaching certificate. She taught kindergarten through eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse before meeting the love of her life at an anniversary party.
On Jan. 28, 1961 she married Allen Edward Huber at the United Methodist Church in Canistota. She joined him working on the family farm in Clayton, S.D. until 1983. In 1985, she and Allen trucked as a team and purchased their own truck in 1987. They trucked for 19 years, during which she earned her million-mile club membership. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
Margaret became a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clayton. Being a truck driver and on the road most of the time, she attended services as often as she could. Even when they were not able to attend much, her faith never wavered.
After retiring from trucking Margaret enjoyed spending time driving around Marion, S.D. and out to the farm with her husband. Margaret also loved watching Law and Order SVU (especially the older seasons).
Margaret is survived by her brother, Herb (Judy) Rechtenbaugh of Hartford, S.D.; her children: Anna (Gene) Crisman of Sioux Falls, S.D., Allen (Sherlyn) Huber of Casselton, N.D., Dan (Lori) Huber of Huron, S.D., and Tim (Nineth) Huber of Sioux Falls; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She died March 23, 2019 and was preceded in death by her husband (Allen); her parents, Emanuel and Esther Rechtenbaugh; parents-in-law, Edward and Amalia Huber; and four brothers: Robert Rechtenbaugh, Donald (Evelyn) Rechtenbaugh, James (Myra)Rechtenbaugh and George (Jane Julin) Rechtenbaugh.
A time of remembrance was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clayton Friday, March 29, with pastor Kenneth Soyk officiating and Ruth Buchmann as pianist.
Pallbearers were Anthony Cohen, Adam Huber, Tim Cohen, Kirby Huber, Travis Crisman, Ethan Hallem, Dustyn Huber and Daltyn Huber. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Christensen, Bobbi Wollman, Ashley Dreysel, Nicole Cigelske, Stasia Huber, Rachel Huber, Edgar Sanchez and Vanessa Sanchez.
Interment was at the St. Peter’s Cemetery.