Nicholas Charles Himber,(Nick) 90, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, Thursday, October 14th 2021 in his home in Missoula.Montana.
He was born February 16th 1931, to Nicholas A. and Lillian Himber., in their home in Blue Earth Minnesota. As an only child he spent his first years Playing along the Blue Earth river with cousins.
In his very early teens the small family moved to Tacoma Wa. where his father became a shipyard welder to assist in the WW2 effort. Nick loved fishing on theTrawlers and had been amongst the great boats.
After the War they returned to Minnesota where in Cohasett Minnesota, they purchased land and built a resort on shore of Bass Lake. Nick helped at the resort and as a young man, worked building wooden boats for Harpers Boat Company.
Nick fell in love with the girl next door, Beverly, who would sit with hair in braids, on the large rock at the lake.
January 12th 1951. Nicholas Charles Himber (19) married Beverly Janet Oberg (17). in Cohasset Minnesota.
Shortly after he was called to serve his country, and was sent to Ft. MonMouth New Jersey for training in radio communication and repair. He serve in Korea maintaining communications, and servicing radio towers on the Northern Parallel.
Nick was in the 205th Signal Corp. training South Korean Gorilla forces. called " White Tigers" He served overseas from 1951 to 1953 and returned to the US to meet his first born who was already a toddler.
By 1963 the family grew to 8 and moved to to Missoula Montana. where he purchased a chicken farm.
Nick worked electronics repair for Koski, Vanns, Sears and Montana TV and Appliance.
He then started Himber Trucking along with his eldest son Don. He traveled "over the road" trucking for many years till later running water tender for the forest fires. The couple became "snowbirds" For several years, traveling into Nevada to meet up with the other snowbird relatives that would migrate from Minnesota.
Nick loved sharing camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, horse riding and exploring Ghost towns with friends and family. He found adventure in everything he did.
Nick was a loving Husband, Father, Uncle, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and mentor to all who met him. He protected and cared for everyone.
Nick was preceded in death by his father (Nicholas A) mother Lillian, Son Nicholas J, Wife Beverly.
He is survived by 5 children, daughter Janet Sinclair, Son Donald A Himber, Daughter Debra Ishler, Daughter Tina Kinzel, and Daughter Tammy Weingart. along with many grand and great grand children.
Graveside service will be Tuesday, October 19th 2pm at the Missoula City Cemetary.