John Henry Huber

November 25, 1941March 2, 2021

John Henry Huber, 79, of Myerstown, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Elsa E. DeSouza Huber to whom he was married to on September 1, 1970. He was born in Heidelberg Township on November 25, 1941, a son of the late John Jacob and Mollie Elizabeth Keener Huber. John retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army where he served two tours in Vietnam. He also was owner of Huberhaus Pottery from 1991 to 2006. During the summer he enjoyed holding pottery workshops for children at his home. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Myerstown where he taught bible studies at the church and in the Schaefferstown area from 2007 to the present. He was a past member of the Heidelberg Lions Club, Historic Schaefferstown, American Legion and earned a master’s degree. John and his wife enjoyed traveling to different countries like, Germany, England, Israel, Switzerland, Italy and France. He loved studying the history of each country, especially during their wartime periods. He also enjoyed learning the history of Schaefferstown where he grew up. Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter, Yvonne M. Kelsey and her husband Justin; granddaughters, Molly and Lily Yohn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Huber. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:00 am in Zion United Methodist Church, 22 E. Main Ave., Myerstown, PA where the church will live stream the service from their website for people that cannot attend. A viewing will be held on Monday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the church using CDC Guidelines. Interment in the Schaefferstown Cemetery with full military honors by the US Army. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Children’s Home, 1863 Bethany Road, Womelsdorf, PA 19567. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.


  • Elsa E. nee DeSouza Huber, Wife of 50 years
  • Yvonne M. Kelsey (Justin), Daughter
  • Molly Yohn, Granddaughter
  • Lily Yohn, Granddaughter
  • Larry Huber, Brother (deceased)

  • Larry Huber, Jr.
  • Ian Yohn
  • Molly Yohn
  • Justin Kelsey
  • Mike Klinger
  • Jason Klinger

  • Bethany Children's Home



  • Viewing

    Monday, March 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, March 8, 2021


  • Burial


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Kim Snyder

March 8, 2021

Dear Elsa and family -
Bob and I were so saddened to hear and read the news about John passing through the experience of death. He is now in Heaven where someday we will all join him along with many other family members who have gone before him. We so enjoyed the monthly luncheons when we would see you and John. We liked when we sat near you both, talking to you, getting to know you better and learning about your daughter and grand-daughters. I have a few pieces of "Huberhaus Pottery" which I cherish and love! I love how John signed every piece with his initials "JH, Huberhaus Pottery, the year and a fish symbol". God give you strength and peace for the days ahead. Our hearts, our prayers, our love are with you! With deepest sincerest sympathy.
In Christian love,
Bob and Kim (Weinhold) Snyder

Doris Bergman

March 5, 2021

Dear Elsa, Yvonne, Molly, Lily and Family. Husbands, Fathers and Grandfathers are very special people. We are sure you were all very special to John. We will remember Elsa and John at our special cousins' luncheons. John is in good hands. Our sincere sympathies. Fondly, Frank and Doris

Ray Heberling

March 5, 2021

I will always consider John my mentor and teacher in my walk with Jesus Christ. The first Bible study I attended was presented by John and started me on my path to using my Spiritual Gifts for my church and family. Thank you John for all you have done for me and many many others in our pathway to eternal life with Christ.