PHILO – Bill Hubert died Saturday (July 5, 2014) at home, surrounded by his loving family and his constant companion Heidi, his boxer.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. A memorial reception will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, immediately following the service. Masonic rites by Urbana Lodge 157 will be held at the funeral home starting at noon, and military rites will be held at the cemetery.
Bill was born Oct. 16, 1933, in Calvin, N.D., to Nicholas and Grace Hubert. Bill was the youngest of 12 children.
Bill married Carolyn Jones-Hubert on Dec. 6, 1988. She survives. He married Joann Kinney, with whom he shares four children: Mike Hubert of Springfield, Roy Hubert, who sadly passed away in 2008, Sheila Rorem of Thomasboro and Jeff Hubert of Fairmount. He had two stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters, Clarabelle Gapinski of Peru and Eleanor Tudor of Urbana.
Bill was preceded in death by his son, Roy; his parents; five brothers; and four sisters.
He was the proud owner and operator of Alamo Electric Co. for over 40 years. He had been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #600 prior to becoming an independent contractor. He worked in the electrical field all of his adult life. Bill loved giving and helping others in any way that he could. He had many hobbies; most of all, he enjoyed woodworking.
Bill joined the Navy in January 1951 and was a Korean War veteran and a decorated member of the Underwater Demolition Team. He was a member of American Legion Post 2910 of Homer for 42 years and the VFW Post 5520 Color Guard. He was a life member of VFW Post 630 of Urbana and a member of DAV Chapter 8. He had also been a life member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Danville, a division of the Masonic Lodge since 1973.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA hospital.
Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.