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Burton J. “Burt” Hubanks, 87, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on August 27th, 2019 at Unity Point Health, Finley hospital.
Private family burial in Linwood Cemetery with military honors will be accorded. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.
Burt was born on April 7, 1932 in Dubuque, Iowa the son of Delmer Hubanks and Mae Hill. He attended Dubuque area schools and served in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952 during the Korean War.
He married Nancy Weiland in Ratoon, New Mexico and worked for the Dubuque Packing company for 38 years. Burt was a motorcycle enthusiast, he loved gardening, moral hunting, and searching for watercress and wild asparagus. He also enjoyed woodworking and crafts, his “Uncle Sam” carvings were coveted by many. Burt was a kind and gentle man.
He is survived by his sons, Mike Hubanks and daughter-in-law Sandy Hubanks, of Colorado and Steve Hubanks. Granddaughter Nancy and grandson Jason; son-in-law John Winger, of Dubuque; the family of Frieda Luther: Dave and Kathy Baker, Tina and Kenny Womack, Debbie Pierce and their children and grandchildren (Burt was “Grandpa); sister-in-law Marion Hubanks; nephews, Gary Hubanks, Larry Hubanks, Rhonda McMahon and Ann Williams.
Burt was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Nancy in 1986; daughters Linda Winger and Kris Hubanks; brother Harlo Hubanks; step-father Jim Markham, and long-time companion Frieda (Schurman) Luther.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to thank the staff at Finley Hospital (S North), Father Tom McDermott, John Winger and a special thank you to Dave and Debbie Baker and family for always treating Burt as family.