Irving C. "Sonny" Hubbard Obituary


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Irving C. "Sonny" Hubbard, age 83, of Dubuque, passed away at 9:10 p.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 2215 Windsor Ave., with Rev. Alan J. Dietzenbach officiating. To celebrate Sonny's life friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main St., where there will be a parish wake service said at 4:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Sonny was born on May 21, 1929, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Irving and Evelyn (Rellihan) Hubbard.

Sonny married his "Sweetheart of All My Dreams" Marlene Duffy on May 30, 1949, at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque. Sonny and Marlene were very devoted to each other and she was his loving full time caregiver for the past 8 years. He retired in 1987 from John Deere Dubuque Works and previously worked at General Dry Battery. Sonny was a soloist in St. Patrick's Vested Choir, a member of UAW Local 94 and Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church. He was a very active family man who loved traveling to auto races, sightseeing and visiting amusement parks. Roller coaster rides were one of his favorites. Over the years Sonny enjoyed hunting, NASCAR, boating and passing on his many talents to Patty and Mike. After he retired Sonny enjoyed taking daily walks with Marlene at Eagle Point Park, riding his motorcycle, bowling and golfing. He took great pride in being the smart, loving person that he was. His spirit of fun, happiness and love for life was always present. Sonny always looked forward to family events, whether it be a sporting event, an auto racing event, welcoming a new grandchild or great grandchild, a wedding or a holiday. Being present at family functions meant the world to him and he looked forward to a game of euchre or pool with the grandkids.

Sonny is survived by,

his loving wife of 63 years,
Marlene Hubbard, Dubuque, IA,

his children,
Patty (Tony) Kammerude, Hazel Green, WI,
Mike (Ruth) Hubbard, Dubuque, IA,

his grandchildren,
Brian (Kari Petty) Kammerude, Hazel Green, WI,
Julie Kammerude, Hazel Green, WI,
Nicole (Shawn) Carpenter, Dubuque, IA,
Renae Hubbard, Cedar Rapids, IA,

his step-grandchildren,
Jessica, Scott, Melissa,

his great-grandchildren,
Mariah, Nathan, Haley, Ethan, Wesley,

his step-great-grandchildren,
Tazlynn, Deanté, Madalynn, Makayla, Landon, Macy,

his sister,
Virginia (Herman) Motsch, Dubuque, IA,

his 2 sisters-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law,

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, a daughter-in-law Diane Hubbard and numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

An Irving C. "Sonny" Hubbard memorial fund has been established.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to TLC, especially Molly, Summer, Jessie and Penny, Hospice of Dubuque, especially Melissa, Amy, Donna and Charlie, Dr. Brian Nelson and his nurse Rose, Dr. Longo and Jan Wampler for all of the care they gave Sonny.