OBITUARY

Jack Raymond Hubble

September 21, 1952November 14, 2020

Jack Raymond Hubble, 68, of Bloomington, Illinois passed away on November 14, 2020. He was born on September 21, 1952 in Galesburg, Illinois to Noble and Etta May (Young) Hubble.

Jack is survived by his wife Jean (Howland) Hubble; daughters Marsha (Thom) Monson, Stephanie (Ron) McCuan; son Richard (Amy) Hubble; and grandchildren Kelby Monson, Jonathan McCuan, Madelyn Hubble, Kyle McCuan, Mason Monson, Micah Hubble, and Lucas McCuan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Roger W. Hubble; son Roger C. Hubble; and grandson Matthew W. McCuan.

Jack attended Galesburg Senior High School until 1970. He married the love of his life, Jean Howland on October 21, 1972. Jack went on to graduate from Illinois State University with a BA, get a CPA Certification from University of Illinois in 1985, and obtain an MBA from ISU in 2003. He practiced accounting in various locations until his retirement in 2016.

Jack was a very active member in his community, serving on several boards. He was involved with the Bloomington Day Care Center, the Moose Lodge, and Prairieland Federal Credit Union. Jack was also known for being a “jack of all trades”. His hobbies included his remodeling projects as well as going to beaches and floating on the river.

Most people’s first impression of our father was one of fear. He was more than a little gruff, and could act like a seasoned jerk, but once they got to know him everyone loved him. Why? Because he would give you the shirt off his back. He would do anything within his power to help anyone and everyone. From financial advice to helping work on anything. If he didn’t know how, no problem, he’d drink beer and help you figure it out. He was a sounding board, however he loved adding his own opinion. “If it were mine...” was one of his favorite lines, but he always had great ideas. Not one project in any of our houses would’ve turned out the way it did without his help and input.

He spent his day working around his house. Never completely finishing one project before moving on to the next, but that was part of his charm. He’d get there eventually. And if he didn’t, he knew we would take care of it.

He showed all of us his love and his love for our mom couldn’t be questioned. A few OLB’s may have been necessary but there was no one else he wanted to spend his life with. He helped turn us all into the people we are today. Do we have our faults, sure, and some of us have more faults than others, but we do what he taught us to do. Provide. We, with the help of our amazing spouses, provide for our families and most importantly, we learned that no matter what we take care of each other. He was loved and will be missed.

An open house will be held Thursday November 19 from 12:00-3:00pm to celebrate Jack's life at the Moose Lodge in Bloomington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation and American Diabetes Association.

A celebration will be held at a later date.

CDC guidelines will be followed regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, including limited the number of people allowed in the facility at one time to 25.

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Bruce Breitweiser

November 19, 2020

I met Jack in a business relationship about 30 years ago . The role of my firm was of financial and tax, and Jack was our contact. He and I shared many things in common, as I grew up in Galesburg as well, though a few years older than Jack, we did attend some of the same schools – including ISU. Also, I enjoyed being a part of his celebration of receiving his CPA designation.

We worked closely on projects in this years, then his business changed, and I lost track of Jack. Reading his memory in the Pantagraph, and seeing his picture, brings back many humorous and pleasant stories. I know he will be missed, but never forgotten, by Jean and his family.

Peace,

Bruce Breitweiser

Mary White-Kenney

November 19, 2020

Jack and I grew up In the same neighborhood. He was friends with my brother. I worked with his mother at the old truck stop and his little brother Roger was my bestie. When Roger passed we planted a tree at the old Cooke School. I always wondered about Jack. Sympathy’s to his family he left behind.

Brad Ellsworth

November 17, 2020

I think all of us that were blessed to know Jack have much the same viewpoint - a grumpy old man on the outside but a teddy bear on the inside that would ABSOLUTELY do anything for you. I learned a lot from Jack and he will be greatly missed. RIP dear friend

Mark Fratus

November 17, 2020

I had the pleasure of working for and with Jack for many years. There are so many words that describe him: Wise, hard working, competitive and the list goes on but what I always remember about Jack was his big heart. My condolences to the family.

Mike Buttitta

November 17, 2020

Such a loss to the world. Jack, more than anyone I have ever met, silently helped so many people. He cared about everyone and will be missed.

RONNA THUMAN

November 16, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Jack, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Ronna

Lisa Wallace

November 16, 2020

Jean, Marsha, Stephanie and Richard - I just heard the news and I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a great man. I have so many memories growing up next door. I’ll always appreciate him keeping an eye on my mom after Terry died. He will be missed beyond words. I imagine him sitting around a fire pit with Roger and Matthew right about now. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. All my love - Lisa

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