Ralph Huberty passed away peacefully at 87 surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 8, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the Saint Anthony Catholic church in Watkins, MN. Visitation will be held at Saint Anthony Catholic church in Watkins on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 4:00 -7:00 PM and will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.
Ralph Theodore Huberty was born on January 12, 1936, to Leo and Mathilda (Schreifels) Huberty in Watkins, MN. He proudly served in the US Army for 2 years as an M48 tank driver. He and his brother Alcuin trained in Fort Hood Texas before going to Germany for 18 months.
Ralph worked for Theis/Arnold Chevrolet in Watkins for over 43 years as a Chevrolet service technician and part time for Schwieter Chevrolet in Cold Spring for several years. He was a volunteer for the Watkins Rescue and Ambulance service over 30 years. He enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins for most of his life.
He enjoyed watching his five boy’s sporting events and later his grand kids. When he was not fixing their vehicles, he gardened during the summer months and snowmobiled during the winter months.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 61 years Arlene (Doubek) Huberty; his sons, Robert Huberty, Father Ronald Huberty, Duane Huberty, Dave and Lisa (Olmscheid) Huberty and Brian and Cheryl (Boelter) Huberty. Grand kids Kayla Huberty, Brandon Huberty, Connor Huberty, Carter Huberty, Noah and Annie Huberty, Zach Huberty, and Faith Huberty. Great grand grandkidskids Avery and Mikah Huberty, and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Matilda (Schriefels) Huberty, father and mother-in-laws Leonard and Cecilia (Willenbring) Doubek, brother Alcuin Huberty, Sisters-in-laws, Dorothy (Doubek) Belmont, Ethel (Doubek) Smitz, Jane (Doubek) Vossen and Anna Mae Huberty.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Saint Anthony Church or the Watkins Ambulance Service.