Buzz Huber Passes Away at 73

Buzz Huber

Leonard Richard “Buzz” Huber died on Nov. 10, 2017 surrounded by his family in his home in Silverton at the age of 73.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1943 in Silverton the 10th of 12 children to Alfred and Magdalene Prantl Huber.

He was raised and attended schools in Mt. Angel. He graduated from Mt. Angel Prep School and worked various jobs and served in the Oregon National Guard. He was united in marriage to Beverly Jensen on July 17, 1965 in Mt. Angel. They lived in Silverton and started their family. Buzz started his grave digging business in 1969 that he continued to be a vital part of until his death. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had been a member of the Jaycees for several years. He loved traveling, enjoyed working in his yard, and most of all cherished time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bev Huber, Silverton; sons, Bruce Huber (Marti Booth), Silverton and Ken Huber (Patti Woodward), Hermiston; daughter, Cori Duda (Ron), Silverton; grandchildren, Andrew Huber (Mandy), Alicia Tjaarda (Grant), Emily Duda, Nathan Duda, and Ashtin Huber; great grandchildren, Kiersten, Brody and Harding; sisters, Loretta Cook, Leona Nelson, Florence Sundet, Gert Halter, and Barbara Dawes; brothers, Bernie Huber and Al Huber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mary “Sis” Hicks, Sister Rosemarie Huber, Ed Huber and Elmer “Jim” Huber; and great granddaughter, Lilly Kay Huber.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 575 E. College St., Mt. Angel.

Private vault interment will be held at Miller Cemetery, Silverton.

Those who wish may make contributions in Buzz’s memory to Providence Hospital or the Silverton Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.

Buzz’s family wishes to thank Dr. Bay and his staff, the Salem hospital staff, the Providence Benedictine staff and the Providence Benedictine Hospice staff for all of their care and compassion shown to Buzz and our entire family.

Please sign the online condolence book at

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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