May 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
Updated May 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Hubbard, Gerald F.

Gerald F. Hubbard, age 91, of Ridgeway, departed this world on Monday May 20, 2024, at his home.

He was born February 12, 1933 on the farm in Ridgeway, to Kenneth and Adelaide (Chapman) Hubbard, Gerald’s journey was marked by resilience, compassion, and unwavering dedication to his loved ones. After graduating from Ridgeway High School in 1950 he entered the workforce before serving in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957 as a tank mechanic in Germany. Upon returning, he married Inez Marie Foss on November 30, 1957. Together they settled in Ridgeway where they raised their five children Jerry, Terry, Penny, Kay and Cheryl.

Professionally, Gerald enjoyed a successful career as an electrician. He worked for Schultz Electric for the entirety of his career and was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union #159 for almost 60 years.

Beyond his professional achievements, Gerald's true legacy lies in the impact he had on those around him. He was a beloved husband, cherished father, doting grandfather, proud great-grandfather, and loyal friend. He and Inez enjoyed traveling, dancing, and being with friends and family. After her passing in 1997, he continued these traditions, attending as many of his grandchildren’s sporting events as possible and creating lasting memories. To his grandchildren, he will always be remembered for his sense of humor, sarcastic one-liners, signature loungewear, and his unwavering support. With special friend, Betty Dietzman, he enjoyed countless adventures; cherishing times spent with both of their families.

Though Gerald's physical presence may be gone, his spirit lives on in the hearts and memories of all who knew him. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and wisdom that will continue to inspire and guide us in the years to come.

Gerald is survived by his children-- Jerry (Patti Johnston) Hubbard, Penny Hubbard, and Cheryl (JR) Reynolds; Grandchildren--Kristin (Andrew) Graf, Aaron (Kelly Carlson) Hubbard, Ashley (Jeff Ryan) Hubbard, Natalie (Jeremy Schmuhl) Hubbard, Mitch (Heather) Hubbard, Jeremy (Liz) Marten, Travis (Stephany) Marten, Chelci (Lucas) Schade, and Tyrone Reynolds; Great-Grandchildren-- Emma, Ellie, Aden, Harmony, Raelynn, Waylon, Bella, McCoy, Ava, Stella, Connor, Jenna, Cooper, Griffin, Teddy, Jordan, Cali, and Carter; son-in-law Donny Marten; sisters-in-law Doris Lease and Pat Foss, and special friend Betty Dietzman. Additionally, many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his wife, Inie; children-- Terry Hubbard and Kay Marten, his parents-- Kenneth and Adelaide, siblings-- Keith (June) Hubbard, Joyce (Henry) Helmuth, Herbert (Joann) Hubbard father and mother in-law-- Albert and Melva Foss, brothers and sisters-in-law-- Elva (Bud) Langmeier, Bernard Lease, Ruby (Vernon) Oimoen and Donald Foss and Ray and Clara Brei.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. on Saturday at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville.  Burial will be held in Eastside Ebenezer Cemetery in Ridgeway with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Ridgeway American Legion. A luncheon to follow at the Ridgeway Legion Hall.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Gerald’s care team, including Dr. Jodi McGraw, Linda Pittz and Darcy Dougherty, whose loving care enabled him to stay in his home as he aged, a true gift.

Gerald will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing that his legacy lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers 

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