Funeral services were held on Jan. 9. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Ethan D. Sayler officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. On line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Jan was born Aug. 10, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Lael and Lurene (Swope) DeLand. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1943., and attended Buena Vista College and the University of Minnesota, studying art. Jan was married to James E. Huber on Nov. 18, 1944 at Worthington, Minn., and the couple lived in Cherokee from 1946 until her death.
Jan was employed as a secretary at Washington High School from 1965 until 1980. She was the Tomahawk Relays Honorary Referee in 1977, and was also named Honorary Assistant Wrestling Coach during the 1978 school year. Beta Sigma Phi honored her as Lady of the Year in 1984.
Jan was a member and Elder of the Memorial Presbyterian Church; a former Sunday School teacher and youth leader; a member of Church Circle #4; was very active on the Christian Education Committee for many years; had also served on various other committees in the church; United Presbyterian Women; was a P.E.O, and did volunteer work at the Cherokee Villa. She loved collecting antique dolls and sharing them with others.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Michael Huber, in 1963.
She is survived by her husband James; one daughter, Lynn Kintigh and her husband David of Cherokee; two granddaughters, Dannielle Wimer and her husband Chris of Fremont, Neb. and Ashley Mizner of Cherokee; six great-grandchildren - Jacob, Cory, Abigail, Avery, Grady, and Cully; one sister, Barbara Kearney and her husband Dick of Storm Lake; and a brother, Roger