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Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Saturday October 3rd, 2020

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Jean Dorothy Hubers

Rock Valley, IA: Jean Hubers, 83, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 3, at 11:00 AM at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley with Rev. Dr. Verlyn Boone officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be given to Fellowship Village of Inwood, Iowa. 


   Jean Dorothy Hubers, daughter of Frank and Mina (Bylsma) Gerritsen, was born May 23, 1937 at Rock Valley, Iowa. Jean attended school through the 8th grade, but continued to love learning and reading throughout her life. Jean was united in marriage with Merlyn “Mert” Hubers on May 8, 1965 at Canton, South Dakota. Together the couple made their home near Rock Valley, Iowa. Jean worked as a bookkeeper for B&L Plumbing and Heating in Hull, Iowa where she was known to run a “tight ship” in the office, but everyone loved and respected her.


   Jean worked hard during the day, but made sure her nights were spent at home with her family who she dearly loved. She grew up coming out of the Great Depression so she knew how to be thrifty and stretch a dollar. Jean enjoyed cats, darning socks and going on walks. She will be remembered by many for her daily walks around Rock Valley. It didn’t matter if it was sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing. If the sun was up, Jean was walking. She would walk several miles a day, picking up cans and other “treasures” along the way. Jean was a member of the First Reformed Church in Rock Valley.


   She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Mert; 3 children, Michael Hubers of Rock Valley, Jodi Sears of Rock Valley, and Mark Hubers of Seattle, Washington; and 3 grandchildren,  Jesse, Justin, and Joseph Sears. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mina; granddaughter, Juli Sears; and brother, Jack Gerritsen.

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My deepest sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed the times she came over during her lunch break at work and we had great visits. I think of her often.

Lorita Van Muyden Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy to the family

Norma Reyes Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathies in the passing of Jean. She was a wonderful lady with a big heart. She always had the cutest smile and I enjoyed taking care of her. She will be missed at Fellowship Village.

Anne Rosgaard Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers and Sympathy in the passing of your mother.
Donna De Wit

Donna De Wit Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Always appreciated Jean's caring delivery of my mother's church bulletin from 1st Ref Church every week. She would make my mother smile.

Shirlee Porter Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Blessings to the family in the loss of your loved one. Peace.

Joe Van Tol Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM