Hubers led life of service
Dave Hubers rose to become CEO of one of Minnesota’s largest financial companies. He enjoyed sports and the outdoors, served on a number of boards, and helped disadvantaged students attend college. He also lived most of his life with one arm, after being seriously injured in a car accident as a teenager. Hubers, 73, of North Oaks, died in March at his Florida winter home. A memorial service was held April 10 in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center.
“I had always wanted to be the best I could be, but losing my arm made me even more competitive,” Hubers said in a 2015 memoir. “It made me want to show everyone — especially myself — what I could accomplish despite my disability.”
Hubers grew up in Pease, a small Minnesota community. After graduation from the University of Minnesota in 1965, he began his career at the former Investor Diversified Services (IDS). IDS is now known as Ameriprise Financial. Hubers was CEO of the company from 1993 to 2001. He enjoyed a number of sports including golf and fishing. Hubers is survived by his wife Shirley, three daughters and their families, and many other relatives.
Morishita was health care pioneer
Lynne Morishita, who pioneered national models for elder care and nursing, died in April after living for three years with ALS. A memorial service was held in early May.
Morishita was a native of southern California. She became a nurse and later a nurse practitioner. While living in San Francisco she developed the nurse practitioner role at the On Lok clinic which became a model for the national PACE program for care of the elderly. She developed a geriatric day hospital in Los Angeles, which gained national recognition.
Morishita and her family moved to Minnesota in 1992, where she continued her career at area hospitals and at Axis Healthcare. She was known for her consulting and program development work for elders and people with disabilities.
She is survived by her husband, a son and other family members.