KINGS – William M. Hubbard Jr., 84, of Kings, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
He was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Rockford, to William M. and Frances (Patrick) Hubbard. Bill served in the Navy during the Korean War. He married Carol Schumaker on Dec 10, 1950, at United Methodist Church in Rochelle. Bill was a lifetime farmer in the Kings area. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Ogle-Lee Fire Department. He was a longtime truck mechanic. Bill was a 4-H leader for many, many years.
Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol; son, William of Rochelle, and his children, Boyd (Jennifer), Jennifer (Tom), Christy, Tommy (Leah,) and Lynn (Mike); son, Charles (Lorraine) of Chana and their children, Jacob (Wacey), Andrea (Serge) and George; daughter, Catherine Krabbe of Creston and her children, Bret (Rachel), Scott (Courtney) and Tadd; one sister, Pat Carson of Rochelle; and 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Boyd, in 1965; a granddaughter, Arica Hubbard, in 1983; daughter-in-law, Judi Hubbard, in 1991; and sister, Barbara Sachs, in 2013.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Union Church in Lindenwood, with the Rev. Les McClelland, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery.
The family requests memorials be made to Ogle County 4-H or Ogle-Lee Fire Department.
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