John Hubbling, 88, Luverne, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne.
Services were Monday, Nov. 21, at Luverne Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial was in Luverne Memorial Gardens, rural Luverne.
He was born to Dethmer and Johanna (Hendricks) Hubbeling on July 13, 1917, in Rock Valley, Iowa, where he was raised. He attended Rock Valley Christian School. Upon completion of his education, he hired out as a farm laborer. He moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., and worked at International Harvestor, Muller & Rourke and John Morrell and Company.
He married Alberta VanVelzen on Feb. 25, 1941, at First Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls. Following their marriage they lived in Sioux Falls. They farmed near Sioux Falls, Valley Springs, S.D., Steen and Springwater Township, Rock County. In 1953 they moved to a farm near Hardwick. He farmed, had dairy cows and was a cattle dealer. They moved to Luverne in 2003. In 2004 he moved to Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne.
Mr. Hubbling was a member of Luverne Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. He served on the church building committee. He was also a member of the NFO. He served on the Southwest Christian High School (SWCH) Board and the SWCH building committee. He thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, traveling, and meeting and talking with people.
Survivors include his wife, Alberta Hubbling, Luverne; seven children, Carol (Pete) Hoogland, Rich (Angie) Hubbling, all of Hardwick, Don (Linda) Hubbling, Luverne, Marv (April) Hubbling, Jasper, Dave (Cindy) Hubbling, Alexandria, Gerald (Cathy Blair) Hubbling, Fulda, and Ruth Hubbling and Galen Krogman, Lismore; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four sisters, Betty (Les) DeHoogh, Phoenix, Ariz., Martha Veldhuizen, Sioux City, Iowa, Viola (Wayne) Kreun, Yankton, S.D., and Beverly (Willis) Kooiker, Wyoming, Mich.
Mr. Hubbling was preceded in death by his parents, his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Ruth Hubbling, one daughter-in-law, Minnie. one grandson, Scott Hubbling, one brother, Harold Hubbling, and two sisters, Grace Powers and Wilma Hubbeling.
A tree will be planted in memory of John Hubbling by Sioux Valley Luverne Hospice.
Hartquist Funeral Home, Engebretson Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.