ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Isaac Hubenthal. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Vickie IversonWiseguys on October 3, 2021
Special prayers are for you and your family. May the Holy Spirit work in your hearts to help you find comfort in knowing that Jesus died for Isaac and us all and he is in His loving arms. Amem
Posted by Carlo Piraino on October 2, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about your son. I did not know him personally, but unfortunately I “know him and his pain”. I am an ex-military RN and also worked in the VA with PTSD patients. It is heart breaking every time I hear of another young soldier who have chosen to stop the pain by choosing this option. May God have mercy on him. He served his country and we are all proud of that. 
Posted by Erhard Opsahl on October 2, 2021
Chaplain Ziemer just relayed the news of your tragedy to me today. I am 78 years old; am a retired Army National Guard colonel; served 26 years in the Army--1 in Vietnam combat and 12 in the Pentagon; have a PhD in medieval history and taught for a dozen years at a Wisconsin Prep School; am on the 30% VA disabled list for PTS; have a deceased oldest brother who was a Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor for decades.
I would be happy to talk to Cheryl and/or Phil or anyone else. My phone: 608/838-4226. My e-mail: epopsahlw@aol.com.
I participate in a weekly "peer support" group and we meet on Tuesday noons in Madison, Wisconsin. The struggle continues for most of us every hour of every day.
Best wishes, Erhard ("Erik") Opsahl
Posted by RM-Marlena Gross on July 6, 2021
Dear Cheryl and Phil,
We have only just heard of the passing of your son. Mike and I are so sorry to hear this. He was such a great kid when we knew him. Although it has been a long time since we have been able to see each other, I am certain he grew into an amazing young man as evidenced in the pictures I saw above. We will pray for peace for your family during this hard time. Again, we are so very sorry. With sincerity, Mike and Marlena Gross
Posted by Marcus Zill on July 4, 2021
Words? I have no words. God does, however, and His are both pertinent and powerful:

"When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
    and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
   and saves the crushed in spirit." ~ Psalm 34:17-18
Posted by Sue Koller on July 2, 2021
Cheryl, Phil, Ellen, & Ruth- I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your comfort and strength.
Posted by Cassie Miller on June 29, 2021
Isaac, I know that your Mom and Dad loved you more than any words can express. The joy that I saw in your mom's face when she talked about you was immeasurable! I think of when they were going to your graduation and how proud and excited they were to be a part of that. Your life was truly a beautiful one and you stood out with your accomplishments and drive to do what you can for your country and for others. You were a very bright and well spoken young man. When I had the pleasure of working with you, I remember you as being a gentleman and a young man of integrity. Cheryl and Phil, I am praying for you in your grief. Please go through it and do not try to skip the grief process or explain it away. I have been with people through their losses having worked in the Catholic church for 10 years. I remember a saying that was by Fr. Paul Caldwell. "Jesus did not come to take away our suffering, but to fill it with his presence." God grabs onto us and goes through it with us. There is no way but through it and it will come in waves. God holds you through the people around you who will hold you in prayer, in their embrace and walk through this with you as best as we can. This tragedy was not God's will, but God WILL be with you every step of the way. Love and prayers to you guys as you mourn and remember the good times. Cassie
Posted by Magda Soliman on June 29, 2021
Dear Isaac,
I didn't have the chance to meet you personally but I know how your mom is a kind and supportive person. I believe you looks like her and better. My condolences to you Mrs H, I know it is unaffordable loss.
Posted by Robert Even on June 27, 2021
Dear Isaac,

I cannot say how much I will miss you as we had only just begun what was destined to be a beautiful friendship. I had the fortune to really get to know you in 2020, even getting the chance to go into the mountains to board with you. Our shared hobbies and interests brought us together. I am blessed that you spent the time to help me understand the mechanics of helicopter flight, the special natures of your Tegu, and the complexities of metalworking armor. We were brothers in the club and I am now a better person having known you. I shall miss the quick wit, the enthusiasm, and the way you encouraged others to live to the fullest. 

"Not gone, merely marching far away"
Posted by Cathy Vendryes on June 27, 2021
Dear Isaac,  I did not have the chance in meeting you- but did watch you grow up thru pictures that your Mom use to send of you and your sisters. Your Mother and I worked together back in Ft. Collins, CO.
You will be missed by her and you dad and family so vey much.
Thank you for your service thru the years. 
Dear Cheryl and Phil and family, we are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers for you all during this sadden time.
With much love,  xoxo Cathy & Ray Vendryes
Posted by Eric Wright on June 27, 2021
However often I hear the thrum and chop of a Blackhawk rolling over the mountains, tracing the landscape, I will look to the sky, and I will miss you my friend. EW
Posted by Monica Jordan on June 27, 2021
Isaac recognized that our 11 year old son was bored during some downtime while we were visiting my husband in flight school.
Isaac sprang to action and engaged in an epic Nerf battle that took over every room in their house. The boys had such a good time and I’ll never forget how thankful I was not to hear, “what else are we doing today?” for at least 20 minutes.
Thank you, Isaac
Posted by Beth Nieman on June 26, 2021
I enjoyed Isaac’s sense of humor and quick wit. I first met him when he was a boy and one special memory I have of him is how proud he was of the family’s Westies, and how gentle he was with them. It is a great comfort to know he trusted in Jesus and is now at peace with the Lord. I continue to keep the family in my prayers. ✝️
Posted by Serena Young on June 26, 2021
I’ll miss you Isaac. I’ll never forget your smile or your jokes. You and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Lu Fischer on June 26, 2021
Cheryl and family, I am so sad to know that your dear son Isaac is no longer here on this earth.  Over the years I have loved following you on Facebook and watching Isaac grow and have been proud of Isaac and what he had accomplished.  I pray that our triune LORD, your friends, family and church will bring you comfort and peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers, my dear friend. With much LOVE, Lu

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Posted by Vickie IversonWiseguys on October 3, 2021
Special prayers are for you and your family. May the Holy Spirit work in your hearts to help you find comfort in knowing that Jesus died for Isaac and us all and he is in His loving arms. Amem
Posted by Carlo Piraino on October 2, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about your son. I did not know him personally, but unfortunately I “know him and his pain”. I am an ex-military RN and also worked in the VA with PTSD patients. It is heart breaking every time I hear of another young soldier who have chosen to stop the pain by choosing this option. May God have mercy on him. He served his country and we are all proud of that. 
Posted by Erhard Opsahl on October 2, 2021
Chaplain Ziemer just relayed the news of your tragedy to me today. I am 78 years old; am a retired Army National Guard colonel; served 26 years in the Army--1 in Vietnam combat and 12 in the Pentagon; have a PhD in medieval history and taught for a dozen years at a Wisconsin Prep School; am on the 30% VA disabled list for PTS; have a deceased oldest brother who was a Missouri Synod Lutheran pastor for decades.
I would be happy to talk to Cheryl and/or Phil or anyone else. My phone: 608/838-4226. My e-mail: epopsahlw@aol.com.
I participate in a weekly "peer support" group and we meet on Tuesday noons in Madison, Wisconsin. The struggle continues for most of us every hour of every day.
Best wishes, Erhard ("Erik") Opsahl
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Isaac Neal Hubenthal- Obituary

Isaac Neal Hubenthal, 26, passed away on the 21st day of June, 2021, in his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming. He was born on September 26, 1994, to Philip and Cheryl (Crone) Hubenthal.


Isaac attended homeschool through high school and graduated in 2013. He earned his Eagle Scout badge in 2013; and was a member of Civil Air Patrol, during which he attended National Blue Beret, and Pararescue Orientation Course (PJOC). Isaac participated in the US Naval Academy Summer session, but in 2013 chose to join the Army National Guard. After completing Basic training and AIT a Ft Leonard Wood, MO, he was a member of the 133rd Engineer Company in Laramie.  He attended both Warrant Officer Career School and Aviation School at Ft. Rucker, AL, where he graduated as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot in 2019. He took great pride in being a member of the ANG A/2-149th Aviation Unit in Cheyenne. He began working for Mountain West Farm Bureau as a claims adjuster in 2020. Never one to turn down extra projects, he was simultaneously working on duty assignments for the Guard, training toward rank promotion, and pursing a university degree in Computer Engineering. Isaac achieved the rank of WO2, serving a total of 8 years in the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Isaac was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Through the years, he enjoyed metal working, die casting, woodwork, long bow, riding his motorcycle, caring for his blue tegu- Valgard, genealogy, taekwando, parkour, and more recently took up snowboarding. Ever outgoing, no-one was a stranger; Isaac was fiercely devoted and loyal to his family and friends. He relished good conversation, and deep discussions on a variety of topics. He had a great sense of humor, and was known for his quick witty come-backs, love of puns, and a few bad jokes. He also participated in Cerar Clan, a local chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Star Wars costuming club; and Acraein, an online gaming group. He loved being a pilot more than anything in the world- he always said he was “livin’ the dream”.

Isaac is survived by his parents, Philip and Cheryl Hubenthal; his sisters Ruth (Maksim) Kunakhovich, of Kansas City, KS; Ellen (Jason) Uttmark, of Casper, WY; nieces- Quinn, Caroline, and Julia; nephews- Niko, Deniz, Vito, Leo, Jay, and Emerson; and many other relatives. Isaac was preceded in death by his sister Abigail (Charles) Sidener, and niece Eva Kunakhovich.

A memorial service will be held at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home, 2133 Rainbow Avenue, Laramie, WY, at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 2, 2021. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, 455 N 15th Street. After the gravesite ceremony, a light luncheon will be offered at Living Shepherd Lutheran Church, 4835 Fort Sanders Road. Maps and directions will be included in the service bulletin.

In lieu of flowers the family requests you please consider memorial donations to one of the following organizations: 

Condolences may be left on Isaac’s online guest book at https://www.forevermissed.com/isaac-neal-hubenthal

A guest book will also be available at the memorial service.

A gofundme has been set up by dear friends: https://www.gofundme.com/f/isaac-neal-hubenthal-memorial-fund



Recent stories
Shared by Emma Higby on September 26, 2021
There was a big freak storm in late spring/ early summer 2020 when I was staying at Isaac's house in town for the weekend. It knocked out the power for the night and following day because of all the trees it brought down. We spent the night trading his little tegu back and forth to keep him warm since his heating went out (he was still a little guy at the time) and the following day rather than sit at home Isaac was out in his truck first thing in the morning looking for people to help with removing downed trees and clearing roads. He has always been the first to lend a helping hand with whatever he could and be a good neighbor.
Shared by Dylan Lytle on September 26, 2021
Before one of our drills in the 133rd Isaac asked me if I wanted to go get some dinner. We went and got pizza, but we didn't eat the whole thing and Isaac didn't want to waste any of it, but the dilemma was both of us had ridden our motorcycles. Without skipping a beat, Isaac got his gear on then put the pizza on his tank and headed down the road to drill. It was one of the funniest things ridding behind him while he balanced a pizza on a motorcycle. He managed to not drop it and offered it to some of the other guys at drill. This was him being his normal goofy self and still caring for others. We miss you brother but you are in a better place.
Shared by Meghan Siebigteroth on June 27, 2021
Isaac surprised me with his Blue- Tegu this year.  He was walking through the halls of our school with a giant lizard on his shoulder. I did a double-take and said "woah!" I told him my students would love to see her, and he said he would love to share. He was so wonderful in how he interacted with my 4th graders. A truly kind and confident gentleman. I am honored that I had the opportunity to meet him, and I am grateful for his dedication and service to our country. My deepest condolences go out to his family.