Kenneth Hubbell

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Kenneth Earl Hubbell was born to Otis Winford Hubbell and Kathryn (Hook) Hubbell on September 21st 1930. He passed away in Colby, KS at the age of 92 on November 17th 2022. Kenneth was the 6th of eight children: Ruth, Dorothy, Polly, Harold, Ralph, Lois and Dan. His oldest sister Ruth passed away leaving her 16 month old daughter Peggy to be raised as his little sister. He met Peggy Zogg of Stratton, Colorado his senior year in high school. After dating 3 1/2 years they married on February 18th, 1951, at the EUB church in Stratton, CO. Kenneth was drafted February 21st, 1952 to the United States Army where he served 16 months in The Korean War. His daughter Nancy was born while he was in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge, January 8th, 1954, he received the Korean service medal with three bronze stars. After arriving home, he moved his family to Burlington Colorado. His family was completed with the births of Penny, Tom and Scott. He was very proud of his four children. Kenneth was a farmer of the land his whole working life. He farmed various crops with pinto beans and sugar beets being his favorite. He received multiple high ten awards for his best beet production. He and Peggy belonged to a pinochle card club, and a square-dancing club. They traveled to Mexico, New York, Washington DC, Delaware, Amish Country, Maryland, Nashville TN, New Orleans, Branson MO and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Kenneth was a man of his word he was an innovative leader in his field. He was a soft-spoken and gracious gentleman who was very generous with his time and knowledge. People often brought things to him that needed fixed. He was often found with a cup of coffee, shooting the breeze and offering the best advice. He always listened to you and made everyone feel welcome. He was a baby whisperer as all the babies loved him especially his grandchildren. After retirement he had more time to spend with his grandchildren and would often be seen driving up and down the alley pulling the red radio flyer wagon full of great grandkids behind his antique Bolens lawn tractor. He was an excellent driving and welding instructor and a best friend. He spent several years on the county planning board. He and Kenneth Hitchcock restored the frog water foundation at the Outback Park. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church. To keep busy, he enjoyed making bird houses for family and friends. He had a knack for restoring old tractors and was quite successful in antique tractor pulls for seven years winning multiple trophies and ribbons. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Kathryn (Hook) Hubbell and his seven siblings. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years Peggy Hubbell; children, Nancy Stewart, Penny (Brent) Hadaway, Tom (Jeannine) Hubbell, Scott (Kristie) Hubbell; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, at United Methodist Church 290 13th Street Burlington, CO 80807. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington. Memorial Contributions may be made in Kenneth's name to the United Methodist Church or the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department.
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