Dale W. Huber

Whittemore, formerly of Richville
April 11, 1948 - September 13, 2012


2-4 & 6-8 P.M., Sunday, September 16, 2012


1:00 P.M., Monday, September 17, 2012

Obituary Notice

Dale “Crunch” Huber
Whittemore, Michigan

DALE “Crunch” HUBER of Whittemore, formerly of Richville, Michigan passed away September 13, 2012 at 64 years of age.

He is survived by his wife Gayle who he married September 26, 1981 in Tawas City. Five children; Thomas (Cathy) VanAuken of Sterling, Cynthia (Floyd) Perkins of AuGres, Delbert (Kimberly) VanAuken of Hale, LeRoy (Bonnie) VanAuken of Vassar and Tammy (Michael) Serens of Hale. His 100 years old mother-in-law, Opal Ulman of Tawas and one brother-in-law, William Ulman of Flint. Also survivied by 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Elaine Huber.

Dale retired from General Motors Saginaw Steering Gear Plant #6 in 2002 after 30 years of service. He attended the Community of Christ Church in Tawas City, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1971 during the Vietnam era. Mr. Huber was a member of the Hale American Legion and the Hale F.O.E.

Among his hobbies, he enjoyed U of M Football, restoring old cars and tractors and liked “fixing things”. He took pride in his lawn and was a friend to everyone who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Hale Chapel of the Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., Sunday. Interment at the Reno Township Cemetery, Pastor John Bellinger officiating.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Fund


Reno Township Cemetery


you were and still are and always will be in my life. I will miss you dearly Dad
— Tammy
Hi Gale and family
I was so sorry to here about Dales passing . I worked with Dale at Plant 6 for a few years and I can say it was a blast to have worked with him . I havent heard or seen Dale in a few years but me and my wife Sandee came over to your house right after you and Dale got married . I was just thinking about the both of you the other day . My prayers and thoughts are heading your way today. May the good Lord bless you and your famly during this time of loss . I am so glad that I had the chance to have had known Dale and you . God Bless you !
— Duane Kruth
Gayle and family - we know your loss is great. You have all been, and will continue to be in the prayers of your church family at Community of Christ. Your mom, Opal, told us yesterday "yep, Crunch will always be my boy." She is a rock and such a blessing to your family. We send our love and prayers to you this week. Vern & Linda
— Vern/Linda Barr
Gayle and family, so sorry to hear about Crunch. Bonnie called me last night and told me. I'm glad we got to see him at your Mom's 100th. B-day party. My prayers and a big hug are coming your way.
— Sharon (Proper) Kingsley
sorry forthe lost we will miss him
— bert-myra ranger
May God bless you in this most difficult hour. My deepest condolences go out to you on the passing of a great American Hero. He and his service to our country will never be forgotten.
— John
Being born in the 80's we didnt have enough time to have that father-son relationship we should have had. They called me lil crunch growing up, sounded good for football, thats why I worked so hard to get to the UofM my mom said you would say thats my boy when you watched me or call to tell me you were proud of me. I remember Mama picking you up you would turn around smile so big n ask me if I was being a big boy n we would toss the baseball n football, n when we talked about the scar on your leg.You were on my mind all the time I just wanted to make you proud. When you retired I wouldnt see you for a LONG time.I wanted to be in your life but I now understand why it was the way it was. Thank you for telling me about my Sis so I still have apart of u in my life. I will cherish the car show memories n I will never sell my classic,its a reminder of you. It will go to your grandson when I come to be with you. I love you Dad. Rest peacefully, until we can watch the games together again Forever your son. Lil Crunch
— Lil Crunch
faceing into the wind you now stand with God now at your hand. the pain of healing all now in the pass, now for us just getting pass all the tears of love that is to last. all the sadden hearts the tearfull eyes will truly miss your smile big guy. I will send you home to a place of love for now you can keep a birds eye watch on us all. your brother and sister in Christ John & Kris
— Elder John Bellinger
My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of Dale W. Huber. Thanks, Dale Huber, for your service in the US Marines.
Semper Fi. RIP, Dale.
Elizabeth Jeffery
— Elizabeth Jeffery
he was a good man with a beautiful sense of humor...he will be sadly missed
— bonnie pierson
Dear Gayle and family,
I was sorry to read in the Tawas paper of the loss of your husband. Please know that you will be remembered in our prayers.
— Shirley & Kenny Christian
I will love and miss you always, grandpa. You were always good to me and showed me how to be a good person. Every time I hear the phrase " Ahh Horse Sh**"..Lol..I will always think of you. RIP and have fun yanking GOD's chain for a while. See you again someday!

-Love always, Alicia Marie <3
— Alicia Williams

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