Frederick Paul Huppert, 87, a contractor who worked with his sons building golf courses around the country, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, while attending the homecoming football game at Billings Central Catholic High School, where his three sons and grandsons played football.
He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Ismay to Fred and Mary (Foy) Huppert. He grew up in Mildred and worked on the family farm and ranch until the age of 17. His father died when he was 9 years old.
He built 30 to 40 houses in the Billings area, including the family home, before becoming a heavy earthwork contractor for residential and commercial projects. In his later years he worked with his three sons building golf courses around the country. He worked until the age of 84.
He married Josephine Marie Cunningham on June 16, 1952, at Sacred Heart Church in Miles City. He was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, a Third Degree member of Council 1259 and a Fourth Degree member of the Father Pauwleyn Assembly of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife; a sister, Marietta Huppert of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth; children, MaryJo Gabiola of Emmett, Idaho, Fred Huppert of Billings, Greg Huppert, Celeen Woodbury of Whidbey Island, Wash., Nancy Huppert of Billings and Kevin Huppert of Billings; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Dahl Funeral Chapel, 10 Yellowstone Ave. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 717 18th St. W., with interment of ashes in Calvary Cemetery and a reception to follow at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel
Donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Montana Chapter, 3010 11th Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101; or St. Pius X Parish, 1717 18th St. W., Billings, MT 59101.