Larry Norman Huebner

MARQUETTE, MI. – Larry Norman Huebner passed away on January 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 70.

Larry was born on August 18, 1944 to Adolph and Flora (Wagner) Huebner in Ferndale, Michigan. He resided at Special Tree NeuroCare Center and adjacent Heavlin House in Romulus, Michigan, for more than ten years.

After graduating from Ferndale High School in 1962, Larry joined the Air Force for four years specializing in law enforcement. He was honorably discharged. Later he graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science in 1976 and a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1981.

Larry had several jobs during his lifetime, but the ones he treasured most were Administrator/Controller of Wexford County, Michigan, from 1985 to 1994 and Manager of Marquette Township, Michigan from 1997 to 2001. He was a past president of the Michigan Association of County Administrators.

Larry was a charter member of the Chocolay Township Lion’s Club. He was elected local president and later District Governor. He was awarded “Lion of the Year” in 1980 and “Lion of the Year” in 1981.

Larry enjoyed living in the Marquette area. His mother was born in Marquette and his father was born in Green Garden, Michigan. His great grand father was one of the four original settlers of Green Garden in 1863. One of his most enjoyable moments was rounding the bend on Highway 41 at the rock cut and viewing Marquette, especially just after sun set.

On October 23, 2004, Larry’s life was brutally altered by a head on collision on a road south of Marquette. The collision was not his fault. He was a quadriplegic as the result of the collision. His condition was stabilized at Marquette General Hospital and transferred to the U.M. Hospital for rehabilitation. With minor improvement, he was transferred to Special Tree, a long term care facility. A productive and rewarding life cut short.

Larry was an avid Tigers fan and attended many games in the past ten years. Other interests included all forms of music, especially jazz and classical, and the latest audio equipment. Before being paralyzed he enjoyed cooking, designing and building furniture, travel and photography.

Larry’s last ten years were very trying at times. He had numerous medical problems and many hospital admissions. But, to the surprise of many, he maintained a positive outlook of life to the very end.

Larry is survived by his brother Karl, Cousin Tom Huebner and many other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Brother Donald.

Thank you to Larry’s long time friend, Mike Sinnott of Allen Park, Michigan, for his cheerful weekly visits to Special Tree and numerous hospital visits, to the staff of the 6th floor east tower of St. Joes, and to the Special Tree staff for making Larry’s last years more meaningful.

Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday January 12, 2015 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Interment will take place in the Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: WNMU-TV, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette MI 49855. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at swanson lundquistfuneralhome.com

Larry Norman Huebner

ANN ARBOR, MI. – Larry Norman Huebner passed away on January 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 70.

Larry was born on August 18, 1944 to Adolph and Flora (Wagner) Huebner in Ferndale, Michigan.

He resided at Special Tree NeuroCare Center and adjacent Heavlin House in Romulus, Michigan, for more than ten years.

Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday January 12, 2015 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Interment will take place in the Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to: WNMU-TV, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette MI 49855.

A complete obituary will be published in Thursdays edition of the Mining Journal. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com