The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

by: Christy Kienast, The Quill

Meet your neighbor, Robert A. D. (Bob) Hubbard of Carthage.

Bob was born on October 12, 1943 in Macomb, but lived in La Harpe until he graduated from La Harpe High School in 1963.

He is the son of Dwight Hubbard, deceased. Dwight was a chemist for DuPont. Bob is the grandson of Walter and Bessie Hubbard who were farmers and lived near the Durham Township Road.

Bob married his high school sweetheart, Donna, in June of 1963, who was also born on October 12 in 1943 at the Carthage Hospital. She lived in Carthage until 1963.

Bob and Donna have two daughters, Kimberly and Kelly. Kimberly attended the Head Military DOD School graduating in 1982 in Germany and Kelly attended Davied Military DOD School graduating in 1984 in Germany.

Donna traveled with Bob during his career in the Air Force and then worked for the Hartzell Law office for about 20 years.

Bob was in the United States Air Force for 21 years and then worked for Methode Electronics for 21 years before retiring.

He retired as a MSgt. traveling to several different states and foreign countries including Texas, Peoria, IL (where both girls were born), Canada, back to Texas, California, Korea, Thailand, Rantoul, IL and then to Germany.

He was fortunate to teach Phase 1, 2 and 3 Leadership School. His last assignment was handling the officers' training for USAFE.

Bob's favorite memories include the birth of both of his daughters, living in Quebec, Canada and living in Europe for more than 6 years.

When Bob was younger he enjoyed fishing and hunting, now he prefers to watch movies.

One of the most memorable historical moments Bob remembers is when terrorists bombed the USAFE headquarters building, where Donna worked at the time.

He was a volunteer fireman for the Carthage Fire Department for 5 years. Bob is also the Senior Vice Commander for the American Legions Post 74 and Commander VFW Post 5117.

He also is a volunteer for the Hancock County Veterans Assistance Committee as their Superintendent.

The Hancock County Veterans Assistance Committee was established to assist U.S. veterans living in Hancock County who are in need of rent, food, utilities and funerals. This also includes providing free transportation to and from Iowa City for all Hancock County veterans as well.