Daryl D. Huber

Memorial Location


  • Corporal
  • Served: October 1, 1945 – August 24, 1946
  • General Carpenter
  • Awarded Victory Medal

Deceased July 12, 2014. Interred Evergreen Cemetery, Presque Isle, Wisconsin.

Daryl was born on the family farm in Williamsfield, Illinois, on September 20, 1923, where he lived an active life, filled with adventure. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, test engineer for Chrysler Outboard Motors, and as a traveling sporting goods salesman and fishing tackle buyer for Jobber. He honored his parents Spencer Daryl Huber and Bernyce Faye Thurman, and believed in working hard and displaying good manners.

In his youth he played Sunday baseball and was invited to try out for the Chicago Cubs. Despite an invitation to training, Daryl passed to fulfill obligations to his family. Besides, at that time “the money wasn’t so good,” said Daryl. Despite a farm deferment, he enlisted in the US Army in 1945. He completed his service at Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington where he trained veterans returning from overseas in construction.

In 1976, Daryl moved to Mercer, Wisconsin to enjoy the beauty and sporting afforded by the Northwoods. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and an especially good shot with the bow. He enjoyed working with his hands, gardening and was the type of guy who just “couldn’t sit still.” Instrumental in developing Mercer as the Loon Capital of the world, he was delighted to be formally recognized by Mercer this past spring. Daryl was also a proud member of The American Legion.

Daryl had two children, with his first wife, and was lucky to find love twice more before passing at the age of 90.