STERLING – Carol A. Hubbs, 75, of Sterling, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at First People’s Hospital in Shanghai, China, having traveled there to attend a nephew’s wedding. She was a teacher and a teacher’s aide in the Sterling School District before retiring.
Carol was born March 18, 1938, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Arnold and Marietta (Bienlein) Dierks. She went to Marycrest College and graduated with her degree in teaching. She married Raymond D. Hubbs Jr. on July 27, 1963, and they celebrated 38 years of marriage together before his passing. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Carol lived life to its fullest, with a passion for continued learning and adventure. She enjoyed practicing piano and learning French. Carol enjoyed the outdoors, including hiking, swimming and gardening. She was an active member of Yester Year Questers, and loved spending time with her friends and family. She had a love of the theatre and traveling to new places.
Survivors include one daughter, Cara (Jacob) Pschirrer of Charleston; one son, Raymond (Melissa) Hubbs of Sterling; one sister, Marylou (Edward) Hughes of DeKalb; three grandchildren, Madison Hubbs, Braden Pschirrer, and Christine Pschirrer; three step-grandchildren, Brandon Kessler, David Gibbons, and Jescelynne Gibbons; and a close friend, Raymond Stockero of Milwaukee.
Carol also was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Marietta Dierks; and sister, Arnetta Perier.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke, pastor, officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be at a later date.
A memorial has been established.
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