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Robert Hubbard

August 13, 1919 — July 17, 2017

The prayer service for Robert Hubbard of Alexandria, Minnesota will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with Reverend Carlton Andersen officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Lakeside Cemetery, Hancock, Minnesota. Military rites will be provided by the Morris American Legion, V.F.W. and AmVets.

Robert Odell Hubbard, son of Lyle and Mary (Cone) Hubbard was born on August 13, 1919 in Hodges Township, near Hancock, Minnesota. He grew up in the Hancock area and attended school. After his schooling, Hub worked on the Emmett Hubbard farm before entering the United States Army in February of 1941. He served his country during World War II, being honorably discharged in December of 1945. Hub worked as a bartender for many years before purchasing Hub’s 40 Club in Aitkin, Minnesota. After retiring, Hub traveled to California before returning to live in the Alexandria, Minnesota area where he enjoyed driving cars for Steinbring’s Auto. He was currently a resident at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria.

Hub was a member of the American Legion Club for over 70 years and member of the Gold Circle. In 2012 a memorable trip for Hub was out to Washington D.C. on the “Honor Flight” to see the Veteran’s Memorial. He was proud of his country, liked a cold beer, and enjoyed driving Cadillac cars. He will be remembered as a man of few words and loved being around his family.

Hub died on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Edgewood Vista in Alexandria. He was 97 years old.

He was a special uncle of many nieces and nephews. Hub was preceded in death by his parents, and eleven brothers and sisters: Myrtle Durkee, Abby Croom, Clifford Hubbard, Edith Den Hartog, Lyle Hubbard, Mildred Dick, Grace Eckstein, Albert Hubbard, Arthur Hubbard, Jennie Budack, and Emmett Hubbard.

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