James M. Hubert (Jim, Hubee), 60, of Trenton Ill., born March 10, 1954 in East St. Louis Ill., died on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at home in Trenton, Ill.
Jim was an auto body repair technician. He enjoyed improving cars at work and in his free time, and had hopes of spending some of his retirement restoring the 1932 Chevy he bought years ago. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists union and retired from Dave Sinclair Buick in 2010. Jim graduated from Assumption Catholic High School and became certified in auto repair, earning a variety of certifications, at Ranken Technical Institute. He participated in soccer, bowling and basketball when he was younger, and played softball until his health prevented it. Jim collected albums and bar signs, and liked to camp and travel. He enjoyed being with family and friends more than anything.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Nita (nee Petty) LeFrancois; his sister-in-law, Diana (nee Bequette) Hubert; and great-nephew, Nathan Hubert.
His wife, Nancy (nee LeFrancois) Hubert survives in Trenton. Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, James and Theresa (nee Hof) Hubert of Belleville, Ill.; his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly (nee Hubert) and Dave Friederich of O'Fallon, Ill.; grandchildren, Owen Williams, Tristan Friederich, Nikola Hubert and Jace Friederich; parents, Ceal (nee Becker) and Leon Hubert of Troy, Ill.; brother, Michael Hubert of Collinsville, Ill.; sister and brother-in-law, Patty (nee Hubert) and Francis Hohenstreet of Rosebud, Mo.; father-in-law, Lloyd LeFrancois of Fairview Heights Ill.; sister-in-law, Cindy (nee LeFrancois) and John Neville of Gravois Mills, Mo.; brother-in-law, Joe and Janice (nee Rapp) LeFrancois of O'Fallon, Ill.; niece, Christy (nee Hohenstreet) and Charles Lancaster of Owensville, Mo.; nephews, Wayne Hubert, PJ and Sarah (nee Gathje) Hubert of Vadnais Heights, Minn., BJ and Renee (nee Henke) Neville and Shawn and Kara (nee Westlake) Neville, all of Smithton, Ill., and Griffin and Abbey (nee Manfucci) LeFrancois of Kirkwood, Mo.; great-nephew and great-nieces, Austin Lancaster, Taylor Lancaster and Natalie Hubert; many cousins, great aunts and dear friends.
Visitation: Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville Ill.
Funeral: A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2014, at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville Ill., with interment following at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville Ill.
KURRUS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W
Belleville, IL 62223
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 24, 2014