Jacqueline Ann (Brown) Huber; loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and child of God, was a proud life-long resident of Algona, Iowa. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Trinity Lutheran Algona, where she remained a member until her passing home to heaven. Born in 1930, Jacque grew up on the Brown Dairy Farm where she helped her father tend the cattle and fields and grew up hearing her mother playing the organ each Sunday at church. Jacque could often be found at her family's Brown Dairy Ice Cream Shop, located in Algona during the early decades of her life. During childhood, she walked daily with her cousins to the one-room schoolhouse where she received her early education, and later graduated from Algona High School. Jacque then attended Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. In both high school and college she made many dear friends, whom she remained close to throughout her life. In 1949, she married the love of her life, Martin Huber, a church musician, and the two resided in Algona.
In 1950 and 1951, Jacque and Martin welcomed their beloved daughters, Sara and Debra. The family valued serving the church with their musical talents and through various groups. Besides tending to her children and volunteering at church, Jacque was a pioneer in her time and worked full time in the offices of Drs. Schutter and Koob. Jacque cherished working in the offices helping the people of Algona and working alongside dear friends. Living near much of her family in Algona, Jacque enjoyed organizing family reunions and helping to compile the famous Brown Family Cookbook.
Beyond family, her career, and church activities, Jacque was an expert seamstress. She was known for her creativity and attention to detail. Additionally, she was an avid gardener and flower arranger, particularly known for her breathtakingly beautiful hydrangeas.
Dear to Jacque's heart was Camp Okoboji, LCMS in Milford, IA. First known as Walther League Camp, Jacque began spending summer weeks at Camp Okoboji in her junior high years and returned each summer for the remainder of her life. Whether it was the two summer weeks spent with her husband, children, grandchildren, and, eventually great-grandchildren, or the Labor Day weekends spent volunteering at the camp, it was, and will remain, a most treasured place for Jacque and her family.
Jacque, or "Gram" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, will be remembered for her tenacity, independence, wisdom, kindness, wit, and dislike of tomatoes. Her values live on within her family members in devotion to the church through music, appreciation for America's farmlands, love of ice cream, gardening, her faith, and her love of Jesus Christ.
Jacqueline is preceded in death by her husband, Martin Huber; parents, Loren and Florence Brown; brother, Robert Brown; and dear friends Verlyn (Skinny) and Virginia (Ginny) DeWall.
Jacque is survived by her children Sara (Jon) Jakeman, Debra (Bruce) Bennett; grandchildren Mark (Anne) Bennett, Elizabeth (Jim) Moran, Bethany (Joe) Bratz, Krista (Nick) Biederer; and great-grandchildren Gabriel, Olivia, and Andrew Bennett; Ginny and Annabelle Moran, and Ariya Biederer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jacque's memory may be made to Camp Okoboji, Milford,IA.
My sincere condolences to Sara & Debbie and their families. I just got the Algona paper and saw your mom's passing. I have fond memories of her from church.
Sara and Debbie, sorry I was not at the services for your mom due to illness. I enjoyed working with her at the doctor's office. She was a kind and special person. She will be missed. Connie Elbert
Debbie & Sara, my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your mother. She was such a beautiful and kind person. My mother, sister Eloise and I all enjoyed knowing your family when we lived in Algona. Sue Tracy Naden
I extend my deepest sympathy to Jackie's family. I will always remember her from when she worked at Dr Koob and Dr Schutter.
Blessings to you and your families on the loss of your mom and grandchildren. Your mom was a special lady that the entire Elbert clan knew. She worked with my mom, Pat, for many many years and even after she and mom retired they remained great friends. Cherish the memories. They will keep you in a happy place as you work through the coming days and weeks.
Julie Elbert Opdahl
Our family relationship with Jacque and the Brown family dates back to 1948 when Helen moved to Algona. We were acquainted through our parents, high school, church and church activities, landlord-tenant relationship and a great friendship developed. Memories of Jacque include (but not limited to) walks in the cemetery where I learned all the Brown history, walks in Call State Park to enjoy nature and the season changes, summer weeks at Camp Okoboji with our children and grandchildren, birthday outings to the tea room in Fort Dodge and social and grocery shopping outings where Jacque always found someone she knew to visit with. I have many cherished gifts in my home from Jacque because she always seemed to know the perfect gift that would be kept for years to come. We cherish these memories and have missed Jacque the last couple years and will look forward to our reunion in heaven. Helen and Harley Haas
Sara, Deb, & Families,
Sorrow & joy come together with news of your mom’s passing. Sorrow comes for all who will miss her, yet joy that she is now with her Lord & Savior. May your memories be your comfort. My prayers are with you.
Our deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma. She was one very special person and was so very kind to 4 generations of our family who got to know her at the front checkin of Dr. Schutter & Koob's office. She always remembered everyone!
Deepest Sympathy to you Sara and Debbie and your Families!!
I've been blessed to have worked for your Mom for the past 15plus years, known your Mom and Grandma since I was a young boy in the neighborhood and always enjoyed our many great conversations and laughs together over the years!!
Which I will miss dearly!!
I will miss Jackie very much!!
Love You Guys!!
The Sewicks,Randy,Lori and Family!!
So sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. She was a very special lady! Praying for you all!❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Bill&Pam Dau
We are so sad to read of your loss. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out! You are in our prayers
Sad news. So sorry to hear of Jacque's death. I have been thinking of her often since I moved to Minnesota. Mary McCall
Our sincere sympathy to Jacqueline's family. we visited when I celebrated the Lord's Supper with her mother 20 years ago. May you find peace I Jesus Christ, Our Savior.
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