VICTOR F. HAUBERG, age 86 of 241 E. 11th St., Brookville, IN 47012 passed away Sunday April 8th at 10:07 PM, at the Wayne Hospital, Hospice Care Center in Greenville, after several years of declining health. He was born May 23rd 1931 in St. Paul MN, the son of the late Victor A. and Mabel (Fenney) Hauberg. He was a graduate of the Greenville (Ohio) High School, class of 1949. He also graduated in 1953 from Miami University with an Undergraduate Degree in Education and in 1958 with a Master’s Degree in Education. He received additional credits for advanced study at Indiana Univ., Purdue Univ., and St. Francis College of Ft. Wayne.
Mr. Hauberg was a Veteran of the US Army, having served 2 years in a heavy weapons company at Ft. Lewis, WA.
Mr. Hauberg retired in 2005 after spending 50 years in the field of education, 47 of those years in the Franklin (IN) County School System. He began his career in Brookville IN as a Civics Teacher in 1958. Shortly thereafter he was instrumental in start of the school’s guidance program and became the school’s first Counselor. During his years as the counselor he was again instrumental in the formation of the School’s National Honor Society. He himself was a NHS member while a student at Greenville HS. Mr. Hauberg also started the Boy’s Golf Program which he coached for 22 years. Additionally, he helped with the formation of the Dollars for Scholars program, as well he started and continued to sponsor the school’s Student Council Organization. He also served as a faculty chaperon for school dances, proms and other extracurricular student activities.
Mr. Hauberg’s interest in school sports was noticeable by his over 40 years working the chain gang at the football games and serving as the time keeper for cross country teams and wrestling matches. He also began serving as scorekeeper for all varsity basketball games in 1962, which continued even after his retirement. Mr. Hauberg was recipient of a state-wide award for Faculty Sportsman in 2008 as a recognition for his many years contributing to high school activities. He also received the “I STAR” award for his efforts and contributions as a teacher and educator.
Two of the many local Brookville Scholarships awarded annually to deserving students are the Victor F Hauberg Scholarship, established by others to honor him, along with the George McKinney Scholarship established by Mr. Hauberg to honor his close friend, who was also the first Superintendent he worked for upon coming to Brookville.
Supplementing his school activities Mr. Hauberg was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church and served 6 years on the church council. He was also a charter member of the Brook Hill Country Club. He served 14 years on the Franklin County Selective Service Board and 17 years on the Franklin County Library Board. He was a member of the Brookville Teachers Association having served as President of the organization. He has been a member of the Brookville Kiwanis Club since 1965 and is thought to be amongst the longest serving person in terms of continuing membership. He is also a longtime member of the Darke County (Greenville, Ohio) Historical Society. He was also a lifelong supporter of Miami University Football and Basketball programs.
Mr. Hauberg was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Beatrice in 1932, a sister Arlene Shiverdecker in 2010 and a brother Herbert Carl in 1974. He is survived by a brother Allen Hauberg of Greenville, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 13th at 11:30 AM at the St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 823 Franklin Ave., Brookville Indiana 47012, with luncheon to follow. Memorial gifts in Victor’s name can be made to the Hospice Association in Greenville, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, or to the two Academic Scholarships named herein. Grave side services, with Military Honors will be conducted at the convenience of the family at a later date as per Mr. Hauberg’s wishes to be buried along with his parents in the Greenville Township Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com