Lawrence resident Charles Joseph “C.J.” “Chick” Hubl, 96, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living, Hastings, NE.
Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence with Rev. Corey Harrison officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lawrence. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. with family present 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Lawrence Community Center.
Charles was born in Lawrence, NE on May 25, 1925, to J. John & Frances (Hajek) Hubl. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1943. Charles remained in Lawrence much of his life, though he did serve in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 38 th Infantry Regiment. Almost immediately after his return to the States, he married the love of his life, Frances Ellen Cecava on November 12, 1952.
A born Czech farmer, Charles would continue his stewardship of the land and raise his family in Lawrence. He was a member of the American Legion and the Fraternity Order of Eagles. Charles had the gift of being able to talk to anyone and could make friends anywhere, and he was the only person his family knew that could talk to a salesman for hours and still walk away buying nothing.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, J. John Hubl and Frances (Hajek) Hubl; brothers, Alois Hubl and Bill Hubl; and great-grandson, Raiden Brown.
Left to carry on his memory is:
Frances Hubl – Lawrence, NE
Children & Spouses:
Dennis & Carla Hubl
James & Deborah Hubl
Debra & Terry Donahue
Susan & Don Robb
Jolene & Rick Duffy
His legacy and values also continue in 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.