KINGS — William M. Hubbard Jr., 84, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Serenity Hospice and 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 the 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 and a long time truck mechanic. Bill was a 4-H leader for many many years.
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.
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 (Roxanne); one sister, Pat Carson, of Rochelle; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Union Church in Lindenwood, with Pastor Les McClelland officiating. The visitation will be 4 – 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth Street. Burial will be at the Lindenwood Cemetery in Lindenwood.
The family requests memorials to Ogle County 4-H or Ogle-Lee Fire Department. An online guest book is available at www.ungerhorner.com.