My sweet, darling daughter. There are no words to say how much I miss you. There is such a void in our lives without you. It seems impossible that five years have passed. And you will never be forgotten by your family or friends. I love you Heidi.
I will never forget you or the words of wisdom you shared. You taught me so much - you cannot imagine. Not only by what you said, but by how you lived. Thank you for the impact you had on my life. Always remembered...
It's been two years since you've left us and my heart hurts; but as you did last year, you've given us a beautiful day to remember you by.
I miss you every day and I want you to know that your life has made mine more important, because I carry your memories with me. Thanks for the wonderful blessing. I miss you terribly.
Today is your birthday.
I'm thinking about you and I miss you.
I love you,
It is so hard to believe it has been a year since you were taken from all of us who love and care about you.
I have missed you so much this past year! There were so many special days and events that you had always made even more special for me, like Grand Old Day, our birthdays, our parties, St. Patrick's Day, concerts... But, what I miss most is just being able to pick up the phone and call you or stop over and hang out together.
I will never be able to understand why you were taken from us. I will never stop being sad or feeling empty because of that. However, even in death you have taught me something extremely valuable - to enjoy every day, especially all of the fun times with friends and family. I am so glad that we were able to spend so many fun times together. I will always treasure those memories!
Even though there is so much pain because of your passing, whenever I think about you or look at your pictures (Lydia and I have them all over our home), I smile and laugh and remember all of the great times we shared. I can still hear your laugh and see your smile.
I hope you know how much all of us care about you and think about you. I also hope that in some way you are there with us, at all of the special events that the future holds for those of us that loved you!
I know that I will see you again, but until then you will always be with me, in my heart.
I love you, Heidi.
I just wanted to say I am so sorry for the loss of Heidi.
I knew Heidi as a friend back in the late 80s early 90s at Augsberg College/parties.
I always remembered her smile and laughter. Even thou I lost track of her many years ago, I would ask about her when I caught up with a mutual friend from way back when. Thats why it was such a shock to me, when last week in Calif. I caught up with old friends and I asked whats up with Heidi and they told me the news. I was totally blown away with disbelief!!
However,I am so happy that in Heidis short life she accomplished so much.
It really is a small world, I had a scheduled skin cancer followup/checkup today and I mentioned to my Doctor that I had just heard that a old friend had just succumed to skin cancer at 34 and come to find that my Doctor(Van Roy) had been treating Heidi. I could tell it had been hard on her too. and obvisouly Heidis inspiration had touched her too.
You are in my thoughts and prayers, and Heidi will always be in my thoughts
I just wanted to let friends of Heidi's know that on June 2nd we are going
to have a booth in Heidi's name at Grand Old Day in St. Paul to promote skin
cancer awareness. It will be in front of Pier 1 - cross streets are Grotto
and Grand. You can contact me for information.
Dear Huber Family and Friends,
Life continues to prove to me that it is a delicate balance of joy and pain. Heidi and I lost touch after our travels together in Europe in 1990. I have thought about her so many times over the years. The best stories about that year abroad almost always had something to do with Heidi.
My work recently moved me to Brussels and as I travel through Europe, even more memories of our time together have flooded back - so I have been eager to reconnect with Heidi. Sadly, I was not successful with my attempts to find her via the Internet – had I known time was ticking away.
As you can imagine, I am in shock and disbelief that my dear friend & I will not have the opportunity to recount those times together and I will never hear that famous laugh again.
The morning after I learned of Heidi’s passing, I left on a train to Heidelberg, which followed the Rhine River, where we had once taken a boat ride to see the castles. It was my moment to mourn for her and I felt certain that she was seeing that river and all those castles again with me that day.
I will continue to share the stories of our mad-capped adventures in Europe and bring smiles and laughter to those near and dear to me. Memories of Heidi have given me great moments of joy over the years and will do so for many more. Heidi will live on through those whom she has touched.
While it pains me terribly that she has passed on from this life, I will always, always feel blessed to have known her. She had such passion and love for life and her family. I regret that I never had the opportunity to meet you in person.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that my words will somehow help you work through the pain of her departure and relish the joyous memories she has given us all.
To the Huber Family - I am so sad and shocked to learn of Heidi's passing. We went to Orono together and I will always remember her laugh and smile. What a full and amazing life she led during her short time here on earth.
Angela Rivers Bernhardt
To The Huber Family,
Heidi's passing is a loss to many and we feel it deeply too. Our paths crossed through Melanoma and we knew each other for such a short time, yet Heidi's "vibrant being" impacted Harold and I deeply. We are some of the lucky ones to have shared moments in life with your beautiful daughter. We had so looked forward to walking in the Relay for Life with Heidi this summer but I know she will be with us in spirit this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and give you peace.
Barb,Wendy, Ester and Family,
It is the sadest thing to loss a child. I offer you my deepest Condolences and Sympathies. I'm sure it will take a long time except the loss, Just remember she will always be with each and every one of you in your memories and in your hearts and riding on your shoulders. So when you miss her the most put your head on your shoulder and feel her there in sprirt.
So sorry and shocked to hear the sad news of Heidi's passing. I served with Heidi in the Peace Corps. What I remember best about Heidi was her heartfelt laugh. It made you smile. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends during this difficult time. I wish you all peace and comfort.
I am sorry to hear this news, and wish I were home to express this to you.
I have so many fond childhood memories of spending time at your house and growing up over the years with Heidi. We had our lockers next to eachother from 2nd grade until we graduated . . . and so many memories come flooding back. I have thought of her many times this year, as I've taken a year off from work to travel through Europe, and remember the fun we had not only on our High School trip to Germany, but when we met in Germany during college before she went home. Very good memories to have.
We will all miss her dearly,
I was blessed to know Heidi through a friend. I will never forget the light that surrounded her. That will never diminish. Her laughter was infectious, her smile contagious and her presence will forever be missed.
Dear Barb, Esther and family,
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Heidi. You are a strong and special family, and are in my thoughts.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Barb & family: If words could take away the sorrow that you are feeling now, I would speak volumes. I can only tell you that Heidi was one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. Her ready smile and wonderful laugh will always be a cherished memory. Every time I talked with Heidi and inquired about her health, she always seemed much more interested in how our family was doing and with Mike's battle with cancer. It was never pretend or casual with her, she really did care about others. She will truly be missed by some many of us.
May God bless you and give you his peace.
Dear Barb, Wendy, Cindy, Esther, Bert and Bob,
There are no words to convey my feelings of sorrow. I, like many others who have written here, love you and hold you in my prayers in the days ahead. I pray for courage and strength and peace so you may take time to rest your spirit knowing that God and Heidi are doing wonderful things in heaven.
I also pray that as the preacher said at the service on Friday, you will all be able to "Love Life Again".
If God can paint a rainbow
from the weeping skies above,
Just think what he can do with
Human teardrops and his love.
Love and prayers,
No words I say can replace who and what has left us, so I can only express my gratitude for knowing Heidi. As family, you in no small way shaped the girl who became the woman whom we all miss today. Thank you.
Along with so many others, I mourn Heidi's departure. In the ten-plus years I knew her, I came to respect her as an inquisitive, yet caring, woman of the world. She was an exceptional person whom I will miss.
As many know, since returning from Harvard, Heidi's calendar in many ways revolved around Grand Old Day. I had little to do with the beginning of their day, but Heidi and pals ended the afternoon at my house every year. She was a magnet for new and interesting people and they showed up with her every year and I am better for it.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A shelter quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Nor do we merely feel these essences
For one short hour; no, even as the trees
That whisper round a temple become soon
Dear as the temple's self, so does the moon,
The passion poesy, glories infinite,
Haunt us till they become a cheering light
Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast,
That, whether there be shine, or gloom o'ercast,
They must always be with us or we die.
The world is darker this week and it will never be quite as bright again without our Heidi around. But we were so lucky to have her for such a short time! Such an amazing young lady - brilliant, huge-hearted, a citizen of the world. But as someone who really appreciates a good laugh, I would like to bestow on Heidi the "Best Laugh Ever" Award. My favorite memory is hearing that INCREDIBLE laugh come blasting from way over on the other end of a large office building. No matter what kind of work situation I was in, that laugh never failed to totally crack me up. Its something I will play in my heart always to remember my sweet little friend who left us too soon.
During Heidi's illness, it was always very comforting to know what incredible love and support and devotion she received from her family. It was a beautiful thing to behold and I hope that they are able to draw comfort from their deep and powerful family connections.
Heidi was a joy and an inspiration to so many of us. I will miss her terribly and look forward to seeing her and hearing her laugh again some day. Peace, buddy.
Dear Huber Family:
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Heidi.
We lived up the street from you on Crestview Avenue in Stubbs Bay many years ago. My three daughters were a little older than Heidi but remember her well. Lois, my oldest, informed me today of Heidi's passing.
When I read the obituary and saw all that Heidi had accomplished in such a short life span I was, as her former German teacher, so very, very proud of her many achievements. She obviously lived a full life, although a shortened life.
I, too, remember her smile, her laughter and her wit. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.
God bless her family. She lives on in the memories of the people who knew her.
Bob Neumann, Heidi's German teacher
Dear Barb, Cindy, Wendy, Esther and Family,
My most heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at the loss of your beautiful Heidi. My the good Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort at this most difficult time.
Bob, Barb, Wendy and Cindy
I am so very sorry to hear about Heidi's passing. I know how much she was loved by all that got the opportunity to be a part of her life. She was someone that people will never forget.
I will always remember her laugh, big smile, calling home every morning when she was staying in town and her zest for life!
Remember that you are loved and have many friends to lift you up. God Bless
Barb and Esther,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May God bless you and keep you in his care know and always.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Heidi Huber. She was a amazing person. She will be dearly missed.
To the Hubers,
I was so sad to hear of Heidi's passing. Even though we had loss touch, I still think of her and the fun we had together. I loved the way she would be the first to laugh at her own jokes and made everyone around her laugh harder. She was such a great person to be around. You could always count on having fun when you where with her. It's so sad to think that she will not be here to spread around her joy for life, laughter, family and friends.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I had the privilege and joy of meeting Heidi (& Barb & Wendy) just once..and I have felt the warmth and love and courage from her/them every since! Bonnie feels you are all part of our family! My heart feels sadness but I know there is great rejoicing in Heaven as they welcome an Angel that accomplished so much in her short 33 years here on earth! Continued prayers for you all! bev ("Iowa angel")
Dear Huber Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter & sister.
I received the gift of meeting Heidi at Augsburg College. She was a special person...she was intelligent, courageous, had a great laugh, and her facial expressions are wonderful memories of her that I have. We were friends in college, but unfortunately lost touch when she went off to the Peace Core. I was always very proud of her in college; as hindsight is always 20/20 - I wish I would have told her back then.
My deepest sympathies.
Dear Esther and Barb,
Connie and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you in this difficult time. While we are all filled with sorrow, we can rejoice in the knowledge that Heidi is no longer in pain and that her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of all her loved ones.
You have our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Huber Family,
I knew Heidi at Orono elementary, middle, and part of
high school. I loved coming to your family's home for her birthday parties. I will never forget her infectious laugh.
My deepest condolences. You have so much to be proud of.
A long lost friend,
To Heidi's family,
I am so sorry to hear about Heidi's passing. I just saw Heidi a few weeks back and she seemed to be so positive. She was amazing! I told her about my dad's current battle with Melanoma and how lucky he has been thus far. She was so concerned and inquisitive. When I worked at Carlson I told Heidi about a golf tournament that my husband and I host in honor of our friend and best man, Jay Van Sloun who passed away 5 years ago from Melanoma. She was so interested and supportive of our endeavors. We now are in our 4th year of the Jay Van Sloun Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. I encourage you, too to find a way to get family and friends together once a year to celebrate Heidi's life and to raise awareness and money for melanoma. I know Heidi would want that.
May you find strength in God, friends and family at this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers,
Barb, Esther and family,
My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
The life that shined in your eyes when you laughed will always be burned on my heart as my
memory of you. Heidi, I know that I am one of many lives that you touched. Your soul and spirit
touched my life so profoundly . . . your honesty, zest for life, along with your giving and loving heart was a catalyst in my life. Thank you.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
I am truly blessed to have been taken into your wonderful family. You and your sisters were always so wonderful and fun to be around. I am truly going to miss you, as are Haley and Hannah. They loved being around you because you took the time to get down to their level and become a kid again. I thank you for sharing your heart and family with me.
Barb, Wendy, Cindy and Bob:
There are no words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss, but I am also joyful in knowing that Heidi is no longer in pain and she is at peace. I know that she is up there smiling down at us and I can even hear her contagious laughter. I love you all.
Barb, Wendy, Cindy and Esther,
may God keep special watch over you during this time of incredible grief. Take comfort in the amny many friends and family who share in your sorrow and your loss.
Corene & Dick.
Dear Huber Family,
Heidi accomplished so very much in her life and shared it with so many people. What a blessing. I will miss her infectious laugh and shining smile but I am comforted in the knowledge that she does not have to struggle any longer. May God guide you in the future.
Barb, Cindy, Wendy, Esther, Bob and Burt:
Heidi was a special gift from Heaven - an angel in disguise. She was more than just someone to love and admire, she was an inspiration in my life. I am heartbroken by the news of her passing and wish that I could be closer to your family. I will forever miss Heidi's contagious laughter and spirit...
Love to the family,
It is so hard for me to believe you are gone. It seems like every moment you are still with me. I see your incredibly happy face and smiling eyes and hear your laughter echo in my memories. I talk as if you are right next to me so many moments out of the day (I plan to keep doing this becasue I can feel you there). I will miss seeing you and making more memories together, but I am so grateful for the times we shared together and so happy to see all of the other people's lives you've touched.
I will always miss you and love you,
Barb & family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
My deepest condolences.
Dear Huber Family:
I grieve with you grately and pray with you for condolence throughout. Heidi showed me so many things .. compassion, a caring heart, faith, humility, friendship, her lust for life, and most of all her great love for her family and friends. She touched my life with happiness and I will truly miss her. I am forever blessed to have known her.
Love & Prayers, Katie May
Barb & Family
My thoughts are with you. May God bless.
I will miss your laugh, I will miss your smiles, I will miss your jokes, I will miss our talks, I will miss our happy hours, I will miss our dinners, I will miss all the wonderful times we cherished together. Most importantly, I will just miss you!
And to Barb: You are a wonderful mother. You kept Heidi strong day in and out. Thanks for helping us stay very much a part of her life. You kept us strong. It means so much.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Heidi, Your laugh...your stories...your smile...your spirit...your sense of humor...your love for your family and friends...your sense of style...your grace...your determination...your poise...you are truly an inspiration! I will miss you so much.
Love always, Jenny
To my dear friend, Heidi,
I know you are in heaven looking down on us all and wanting us to remember that you're in a wonderful place. I know you are but it's lonely without you. You were a very special friend to me and I will always remember the laughter and tears we shared together. You were my angel here on earth and now you're one of heaven's angels, which brings me great comfort. Our friendship was a gift from God that I will cherish forever.
Barb, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this dreadful time in your lives. You helped Heidi fight a firce battle. Now she is in God's arms, her pain and suffering are gone.
Dear Barb, Esther, Wendy & Cindy,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss of Heidi. I know she put up a courageous battle against that horrible disease "cancer" and fought it to the end. Heidi is a wonderful person. Now she will be your guardian angel watching over you. All of you are such a kind, wonderful and gentle family and I am so pleased that I was able get to know all of you while I lived in Minneapolis. Barb, I am sitting here trying to figure out how you are coping with her loss. You are the best mother a daughter could have. Remember when we use to talk about this kind of stuff? I wish I was there so I could give you a big hug and help you through this terrible loss. Remember, you are always in my heart and prayers. I am only an e-mail away if you ever want to write. God Bless you all...
I was saddened to read of Heidi’s passing. Although I haven’t kept in touch, I will treasure her friendship from so many years ago. I met Heidi at Augsburg College, but it wasn’t until after her graduation that we became friends. We had a great time together for about a year before she went into the Peace Corps – that was a fun time. Heidi always knew of the best party, hottest nightclub and tastiest greasy restaurant. When I think of her, I can hear her infectious laugh and see her wide smile. I’m just sad to say that we didn’t keep in touch. I’m sure Heidi’s at the best party in heaven. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Heidi has touched my life deeply, as a truly exceptional friend, and as a personal inspriration.
Remembering her smile, made me smile today.
Heidi battled her illness with the same proactive determination that she brought to every challenge in life. I was particularly impressed that she never allowed that struggle to become grim or gloomy.
Remembering her courage and compassion I also cried today.
I love you Heidi, and will take you with me every day.
We just wanted you to know that you continue to be in our hearts and prayers now more than ever. However, know that Heidi will always know how deeply loved and admired she was by so many. Especially by her family ! You are inspiration to all who know you -
With much love - Laurie, Brian, Conor and Haley
My Dearest Heidi~
God blessed me when he made you my friend! I will always love and miss you.
To Heidi, my dear, dear friend. You are the most amazing person I have ever met and I feel so priviledged to have your friendship. I will always treasure my memories of you and all the fun times we have had over the years. You've touched my life in ways that words could never express. I will miss you, but I know you will always be with me. All I have to do is close my eyes and your beautiful face and smile are right there. I love you and miss you.
To the Huber family - you have become a part of my extended family and I thank you for making me feel like a part of yours. I share in the grief of your loss. I love you all dearly.
All my love,
I will always remember Heidi, and her tenacious zest for life. We met at Augsburg College, and got to be good friends after our semesters abroad, and a fun filled weekend in Paris with Barb Goodman.
While we fell out of touch, I knew through mutual friends of her time in Africa with the Peace Corps and graduate studies at Harvard, and was so proud of her for accomplishing so much. I only regret not being able to tell her that.
It has been 15 years since I last saw Heidi, the night we graduated from high school. I remember her laugh and the impecible sense of style that she had. I am truly sorry for your loss. I wish to offer my sincerest condolensces and this poem that has helped me:
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift upligting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
My deepest sympathies,
Jennifer Morberg (Thurk)
My deepest sympathies to the Huber family. You are such warm and caring people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Heidi my beautiful beautiful friend, I love you so much with so much of my heart. Thank you for blessing me with your friendship. I will never forget you.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
A toast to Heidi, our guardian angel in the heavens!
I am so sorry to hear about Heidi's passing. I was a volunteer with Heidi. Her Setswana name is Malebogo which means thanksgiving. She was an amazing and vivacious woman. I will remember her boisterous laugh and zest for life.
Barb, Esther and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
This is such incredibly sad news. Heidi was loved by so many people. I served with her in the Peace Corps, where students and colleagues alike adored her. She was warm, funny, and bright.
My deepest condolences to the family during this very difficult time.
Barb, Cindy and family--
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love is all there is and love lives forever.
Sending love to you-
Barb, Esther, Cindy & Wendy,
I hold you so deeply in my heart, and feel so lucky to have known Heidi--and to have watched all of you courageously fight this battle. My prayers are with you.
Dear Barb & Bob, it has been so many years since we last saw one another (Tinker Bell TOys) but memories came flooding back when I read the news of Heidi's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and my deepest and sincerest sympathy goes out to you all. God Bless.
My heart goes out to your family. I feel truly blessed to have gotten to know you and your wonderful spirit. I can still hear your laughter, which was infectious! When I heard you laugh, I couldn't help but smile. You have taught me the true meaning of "life is not as much about what happens to us but rather our reaction to it". You have been a gift to this world. Go in peace to a better place. I love you, Heidi and always will.
You are cordially invited
to attend the Angel Ball,
Where all the Angels gather
the most angelic of them all.
Dressed up in their fine white gowns
with their halo's to behold,
starlight glistening in their hair
wings twinkling with gold.
They gather round in circles
in the softly glowing light,
dancing on their tip toes
spreading love throughout the night.
They cast their loving wishes
throughout this planet earth,
for happiness, hope and joy
and prayers for good health.
You are cordially invited
to attend the Angel Ball,
'cause,my friend,you are...
the most angelic of them all.
Heidi, I hope you soar with the angels, because you are an angel!While I wish we had more time to spend together, the time that we did was very precious to me. You were a fighter to the very end. I have nothing but the utmost respect and awe in you and of you. I'll always remember your laugh and your smile and the way you brightened up the room. I will see you in my dreams and think of you always. You will be at my wedding in spirit!
I love you very much and will miss you deeply!
April 3, 2002
I had the opportunity to meet and party with Heidi one night while visiting my sister. She was full of energy, constantly smiling, had lots of stories, and was a ton of fun to be. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
I have a great memory of Heidi doing the limbo up at the Minnesuing resort during a Carlson off-site meeting. She won the limbo contest that day. She was so much fun and was always smiling. A brillant young woman that brought so much to the lives she touched. She will be greatly missed.
Bill and I met Heidi a couple years ago through a mutual friend, Jenny Jacobson. With a huge grin and a radiant glow, she greeted us as if we were long time friends. Heidi always filled a room with so much laughter and love, she sure was a spitfire. We have been truely blessed to have had such a beautiful person in our lives. May our sweet memories give us strengh and comfort.
God Bless her beautiful soul.
We will miss you Heidi!
Lisa and Bill
Heidi has been a tremendous inspiration to me -- and to so many. Please know that she has touched me deeply through you, Barb. We continue on in her memory.
May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.
With love, hugs, hope and prayers,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We shall greatly miss Heidi's wonderful laugh and her smiling face. She was incredibly warm and so open with everyone. We all loved her SO much and will really miss her. Sending love and hugs, Cindy Knudson
Debra Weiss's parents wish to express their sadness at the passing of Heidi. While we didn't know her personally, she was a good friend of our daughter. She was too young. You have our deepest sympathy
I am holding all of you close to my heart at this very difficult time.
I just wanted to say that one of the last things Heidi said to me was that with everything bad that was happening to her, she was so blessed to have the Family & Friends that she had...I would just like to state that it was us who have been blessed to have been able to know and love Heidi!
It seems some people have a way
That very few possess--
A way of being gracious,
With special thoughtfulness,
A way of giving all they do
A warm and loving touch,
By sharing acts of kindness
That mean so very much.
It seems some people touch our lives
In all they say and do--
The very dearest people,
People just like you.
Heidi, you touched my life in more ways than you could ever know...I miss you
Heidi will be missed so much by me, your family and your other friends. Heidi was a strong, loving, and supporting friend. Her laugh and her smile could brighten up any room or any day.
I love you, Heidi.