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James O. Huber

February 19, 1938 — October 27, 2021

James (Jim) Osborn Huber, born February 19, 1938 in Madison, Wisconsin, son of Mortimer George and Mary Ellen Huber, died peacefully on October 27th at the age of 83 on his farm, with his loving wife and children and his loyal dog, Amigo, by his side.
Jim graduated from Edgewood Highschool in Madison, WI in 1956 and graduated with honors in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business degree. He was eager to marry his high school/college sweetheart, Joyce Marie Verthein, and they celebrated their marriage in June of 1961. While in college at UW, Jim was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity where he served as President of the undergraduate chapter and President of the Interfraternity Council. As an undergraduate, Jim received the Balfour Award, given annually to the most outstanding undergraduate of all Sigma Chi chapters in the United States and Canada. He earned his JD in 1963 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. While in law school, Jim was President of the Student Bar Association and was elected to the academic honor society Order of the Coif; Jim was also a member of Law Review. He was an avid Badger fan and spent many football Saturdays at Camp Randall stadium and the Sigma Chi house with his brother Dan and cherished friends.
Jim served for two years as 1st Lieutenant (1963-1965) in the army’s Third Armored Division, based in Frankfurt, Germany. While in Europe, Jim and Joyce enjoyed many travel adventures together. Upon return from Germany, Jim joined Foley and Lardner law firm and made Partner in 1970. He was a prominent member of the firm’s litigation team and he headed Foley’s recruitment efforts for many years. Some of those new recruits became Jim and Joyce’s dear friends. He was known as a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Jim retired from Foley and Lardner in 2003.
Throughout his life, Jim had a long tenure as President of the Sigma Chi House Corporation and was involved in numerous community and charitable organizations, serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Athletic Club, President of Athletes for Youth and President of the Milwaukee Polo Club for more than 30 years. Jim was a natural born leader.
Jim had a passion for horses and was a gifted horseman. During retirement some of his favorite activities included playing polo with clubs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Aiken, South Carolina, rounding up cattle out west, visiting Argentina to recruit polo players for the local club and discovering his next polo pony at his favorite race tracks. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, many of whom share his love of horses. Jim and his brothers, Mort and Dan, share a love of the west and their families continue to gather together in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Jim embodied “work hard, play hard” and loved nothing more than to be surrounded by his family and friends, many of whom crossed multiple generations. He was a fiercely loyal friend.
He was preceded in death by his brother Mortimer George Huber and his niece Mary Agnes Huber.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joyce Verthein Huber, his brother Daniel Robert Huber (Patricia Ann), his children, Katherine Coakley (Kevin), Michael Huber (Rebecca), Thomas Huber and Susan Huber, and grandchildren, Carly Brunclik (Max), Tori Rogers (Logan), Margaret Coakley, Jack Coakley, Claire Huber, Mara Huber, Tommy Huber, Louisa Huber and Davis Miller, and three great grandchildren, Tucker, Tatum and Margot Brunclik.
Jim is further survived by loving in-laws and many nieces, nephews and their spouses. He is also survived by Amigo, his Doberman and constant companion who already misses him dearly.
There will be a liturgy of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3rd at Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, W359 N8512 Brown Street, Oconomowoc.
In honor of Jim, blue jeans, cowboy boots and hats, Wisconsin Badger and Milwaukee Polo Club attire are welcome!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org, or to a charity of your choice.
COVID safety precautions: To minimize close contact, the family will not host a formal visitation. Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church seats 600 people so there will be ample room to spread out during the service. A section of the church will be designated with ribbons as socially distant seating. Masks are optional and will be available at the church for anyone who wants one. The service will be live-streamed. Click on the link below to view the Service.

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