He was born Oct. 2, 1954 in Lemmon, S.D., to Paul and Vernette (Miller) Huber, the fourth of eight children. He passed away April 23 in Conrad, at the end of a long illness.
Orville grew up in western South Dakota and attended schools in Thunder Hawk and Lemmon. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy April 24, 1973 and was honorably discharged April 21, 1977 with the National Defense Service Medal. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he married Dianna Jenks, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Orville called her “the love of his life” and their marriage was blessed with four children.
Shortly after they were married he entered an apprenticeship with Larson Motor Company in Sidney. After various jobs they moved to Conrad in 1991 where he was employed with John Deere. Prior to his illness Orville was employed with Dick Irvin Trucking in Shelby.
Orville grew up in a farming tradition and loved the land. He practiced a daily faith in God. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, muzzle loading, history, big skies and big machines, especially John Deere.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Vernette Huber and one sister, Janice Luper.
Survivors include his wife, Dianna; his son Christopher (Leslie) Huber of Everett, Wash.; daughters Shaunna (Chris) Graham of Tampa, Fla., Tiffany Huber of Portland, Ore., and Melissa Huber of Conrad; three brothers, Duane Huber of Amarillo, Texas, Marlin (Janet) Huber of Aberdeen, S.D., and Marty (Peggy) Huber of Roscoe, S.D.; two sisters, Paulette (Jim) Henderson of Anadarko, Okla. and Sandra (John) Hall of Muskegon, Mich.; grandchildren, Brian, Jacob, Chris, Craig, Calvin; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Burial was in Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Pondera Funeral Home.