Howard Homer Hubbard, 93, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Memorial services for Howard H. Hubbard, age 93, of Albert Lea, will be held

2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. John Bromeland will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the chapel.

Howard died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Country Manor.

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Howard Homer Hubbard was born July 30, 1911, to Sam and Ida (Kennedy) Hubbard in Austin. He attended schools in Austin and graduated from Austin High School. Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1944.

On Dec. 9, 1942, he was united in marriage to Shirley Nelson in Albert Lea. Howard was employed as an auto mechanic at the Motor Inn Co. He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association and a member of the Falcons Motorcycle Club. Howard was an avid motorcycle rider and racer and enjoyed flying his own plane and midget car racing.

Survivors include his daughter, Diane Oldfather of Lake Mills, Iowa; and grandchildren: Chad and his wife Shelley Yost of Lakeville and their children, Derek and Jacob, Chet and his wife, Heather Yost of Lake Mills and their daughter, Haley, Cory Yost of Northwood and his children, Conor, Duncan and Kelsey, Cody and his wife Cindy Yost of Albert Lea and their children, Demi, Jordyn, Raven and Melody, Cade and his wife Jen Yost of Albert Lea and their children, Sabia, Anthony, Nikki, Justis, Jordan and Chaz, and Cole Oldfather of Lake Mills.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley; brother, Warren Hubbard; and sisters: Bethel Fink and Ruth Hubbard.