Harold Hubbard, 86, Barrett, died Friday, Nov.12, at Prairie Ridge Hospital & Health Services, Elbow Lake. Harold Frank Hubbard was born May 6, 1924, in Cummins Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa, to Lou J and Carrie Adelia (Leander) Hubbard. He was baptized in September 1924 at the Laurens Methodist Church and attended school in Laurens through the 10th grade.
On September 9, 1944, Harold was married to Beverly Wiley in Laurens by C. V. Pence. The couple farmed near Laurens until 1950, when they moved to Minnesota and purchased a farm near Barrett where they have lived, farmed and raised their family. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Elbow Lake.
Harold was active in the NFO and the Grant County Soil Conservation. Farming was his passion and raising chickens from the age of 15 until he was 80! Harold liked to "tinker," play cards, woodworking, and he and Beverly enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Survivors include Harold's wife Beverly of Barrett; children Virginia (Roland) Gilbert of Bertha, Kenneth (Ruth) Hubbard of Elbow Lake, Bruce (Sharon) Hubbard of Chaska, and Larry (Pam) Hubbard of Elbow Lake; son-in-law Dan (Margaret) Strickler of Park Rapids; 12 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Hubbard of Pocahontas, Iowa; sister-in-law June Richardson of Spencer, Iowa, brother-in-law John (Shirley) Wiley of Phoenix, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis; one daughter, Janet; and two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral: 11:00 am Wed., Nov. 17, Bethlehem/West Elbow Lake Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake
Clergy: Rev. William O. Gilbert III
Burial: Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake
Visitation: 5-8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 16, Erickson-Smith Funeral Home; one hour before the service at church on Wednesday