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Hubert Dean Pethoud

February 17, 1933October 10, 2020

Hubert Dean Pethoud, 87, of Blue Grass, IA, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Unity Point Health – Trinity Hospital in Davenport, IA. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until noon, Wednesday, October 14, at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, IA. A Graveside Service will be held later that afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., at Blue Grass Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Hubert was born February 17, 1933, to Chester and Lucille (Deputy) Pethoud in Beatrice, Nebraska. He grew up In Beatrice, Nebraska and graduated from Beatrice High School. Hubert served in the U.S Army stateside as a Sergeant Instructor during the Korean War. On June 6, 1954, he was united in marriage to Helen Young in Ellis, Nebraska. The family relocated a few times, to Colorado, back to Nebraska, and finally to Iowa, where his family has resided since 1969. Hubert worked as a salesman for a variety of businesses most of his career. He also retired from Davenport Community School District where he worked in the school warehouse. Hubert was a member of the Blue Grass Commercial Club, and Blue Grass American Legion Post #711. He served as a Blue Grass Councilman and as Mayor of Blue Grass. Hubert coached various ages of boys’ and girls’ baseball, softball, basketball, track & field, and football. He greatly enjoyed coaching, picnics in the park, attending auctions, watching sports, garage sales, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Hubert will be missed by his wife of 66 years, Helen; four sons: Steven (Barbara) Pethoud, Thomas (Kay) Pethoud, William (Dianne) Pethoud, Jeffrey (Julie) Pethoud; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and four sisters.


  • Chester Pethoud, Father (deceased)
  • Lucille (Deputy) Pethoud, Mother (deceased)
  • Helen (Young) Pethoud, Wife
  • Steven (Barbara) Pethoud, Son
  • Thomas (Kay) Pethoud, Son
  • William (Dianne) Pethoud, Son
  • Jeffrey (Julie) Pethoud, Son
  • Hubert also leaves 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren and numerous friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and four sisters.

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  • Josh Pethoud, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Pethoud, Pallbearer
  • Justin Pethoud, Pallbearer
  • Brett Burda, Pallbearer
  • Darrin Martz, Pallbearer
  • Zack Corelis, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Coates, Pallbearer
  • Dylan Diericx, Pallbearer

  • To the Family


  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Hubert Dean Pethoud

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Reed Swensen

October 14, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Hugh's passing. When my son David began Little League, we were lucky to have Hugh as our first team manager. Hugh was very cool. His pregame and post game talks were inspirational. Hugh encouraged me to get more involved and I started helping with the team. The next year I became the manager and Hugh and my friend Tom Irons helped. Without Hugh's encouragement and mentoring I would have been watching from the sidelines. He was my mentor and friend. May he Rest In Peace.

Mary Witulski

October 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Hubert's passing. I remember his laugh, the many stories he would tell, and his kind heart. I will always remember the time we took that drive to see the eagles; the most eagles I have ever seen at once. I wish I could attend the service but cannot get off work due to staffing shortage. I will be there in spirit.
Thinking of Helen and family during this time of loss.

Anne Young Dovel

October 13, 2020

We are so sorry. Uncle Hubert always made us laugh with his stories. We will miss him greatly.

Lloyd Pethoud

October 13, 2020

Uncle Hubert is the last of thr line of the Pethoud boys as they were known back in the day. Other than family visits I didn't get to see much of him and and my cousins. But they used my graduation from Arizona State University in 1979 as a reason for the boys to get together. Uncle Marvin, Uncle Hubert, and my dad all sitting in a restaurant in Tempe, Arizona talking like they did as kids. Not like they hadn't seen each other in a few years. You were a great Uncle to me, Thanks Unvle Hubert. Sorry I
cannot be there in person for the funeral but shall be there in spirit

Lloyd "Rusty" Pethoud Jr.

John Jensen

October 12, 2020

My condolence to the entire family. I retired four years ago from the Blue Grass Police department. Hugh was on the city council when I was there. He was easy to talk with and he would listen to you if you had an issue. The one truly memorable time was sitting at a council meeting, when Hugh turned around at me and asked me if we really needed to carry a gun or could we just carry a bigger night stick. I don't think I ever gave a response.
John Jensen

Matthew Young

October 12, 2020

We are so sorry. Uncle Hubert will always have a very special place in our hearts. We have lots of fond memories, all of which come with a smile and a laugh. Uncle Hubert will be missed.

Renee Cort

October 12, 2020

So sorry for loss. My deepest condolences. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Renee Cort


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