Friday, February 18, 2011

Frank J. Hubler (February 16, 2011)

Frank J. Hubler, 84, of New Madison passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the VA Center in Dayton. Frank was born in New Paris, Ohio on March 15, 1926 to the late Ralph and Maude M. ( McKinney) Hubler
Frank graduated from New Madison Schools. Frank served honorably in the Army from March 14, 1944 – April 16, 1947. Frank later went on to receive vocational training. He later went on to become a self employed contractor. He was a member of the American Legion LaRoy Farst Post 245 and served as the Past Commander from 1994-1997 and again from 2006-2008. Frank was very active in service to his community by being a Boy Scout Troop Leader in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, President of the Little League Association in New Madison, donating his time and vocation to the New Fire Department and Ernest Drew Memorial Park, He was instrumental in the Village’s sanitation system. Frank enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting, and camping. Frank was a perfectionist and had a passion for work.
In addition to his parents, Frank is preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Royer) Hubler in 2005; three brothers, Merle, Don and Bobby Hubler; and two sisters, Evelyn Fry and Dorothy Ray.
Frank is survived by two sons, Steve and Sherry Hubler of Cedarville, Ohio and Dean and Becky Hubler of New Paris, Ohio; and a daughter, Linda and Jack Plank of Port Charlotte, Florida; a brother, Jim Hubler of White Bluff, Tennessee; five sisters, Colleen Brickler of Greenville, Ohio, Helen Plank of Indianapolis, Indiana, Joan Parks of Illinois, Carol Brown of White Hall, Arizona, and Norma Gittinger of Cromwell, Indiana; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and special friends, Bert Blair and best buddy Chaz Godsey.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 2-6 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM also at the funeral home with Rev. Joe Hanna being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery. Full military honors will be given by the Darke County Honor Guard. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the VA Hospice Fund in memory of their father.
Condolences can be sent to the family at Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.