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Robert E. Hubbard

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Robert E. Hubbard

COLETA – Robert E. Hubbard, 84, of Coleta, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Born Nov. 6, 1929, in Milledgeville, he was a son of John Q. and Luella (Garwick) Hubbard. On Nov. 26, 1953, he was united in marriage to Lula Myers in Rock Falls.

Bob was a hot saw operator in the 24-inch mill at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 41 years until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed cars, especially Fords; driving his boat; helping his daughters whenever he could; and most of all, spoiling his grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Lula of Coleta; his daughters, Jynx Schoaf of Tipperary, Ireland, Jeri Hubbard of Coleta, Jaci (Keith) Brandt of Morrison, and Jodi (Jeff) Seidel of Coleta; his grandchildren, Brian (Shinobu) Buckley, Rhonda (Eric) Stelck, Marti Brandt, and Kali Hubbard; his step-grandchildren, Jacob Brandt and Amber Brandt; his great-grandchildren, Ian Stelck, Dylan Stelck, and Shayln Stelck; his sisters, Delores Smith of Morrison, and Barbara (Larry) Clark of Rock Falls; and several nieces and nephews. 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John R. Hubbard, Darrell Hubbard, Keith Hubbard; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Smith.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Wilmer Houck officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park with military honors. A memorial has been established in his memory.

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