Victor W. “Vic” Humbert, 90, Celestine

Vic HumbertVictor W. “Vic” Humbert, 90, of Celestine, died Wednesday (January 28) at his home. He was born in Celestine August 21, 1924, to Henry and Nellie (Petronella) Hoffman. He married Loretta Klem May 20, 1947, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Vic was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. During WWII he was a member of the military police and drove for General George Patton. He retired from Knies and Nordhoff Construction Company where he worked for 17 years. He was a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church, where he was a eucharistic minister. He was a recipient of the Brute Award along with his wife, Loretta. He was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 673, American Legion Post No. 147, and a life member of the Celestine Community Club. He enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta Humbert; one daughter, Mary Sander and husband Ronald, Celestine; one son, Michael Humbert and wife Donna, Jasper; five grandchildren, Holly Mundy, Heather Pfister, Nanette Brames, Jeff Sander, and Janel Buechler; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Merter, Jasper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Theresa Humbert, a stillborn infant son, two sisters Bernadetta Mundy and an infant sister, Henrietta Humbert, and two brothers, Edward and George Humbert.

Services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery. V.F.W. Post No. 673 will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Church, the Celestine Fire Department, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at

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