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Elden Frank Hubbard

June 6, 1926 September 23, 2017
Elden Frank Hubbard
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Obituary for Elden Frank Hubbard

Elden Frank Hubbard, Jr. was born in Detroit on June 6, 1926 to Elden and Elva Hubbard, the oldest of their three children. He is survived by Sarah Caroline Ward whom he married almost 68 years ago and four of their five children, Linda Stanislawski (Greg), Mark Hubbard (Donna), David Hubbard (deceased), Laura Henry (Dan), and Ruth Quaintance (Tim) and siblings Leon (deceased) and Barbara Hubbard , and Beverly (George) Smith, as well as 12 grandchildren (and their spouses) and 14 great grandchildren. He resided in the Commerce area for more than 60 years.
While in the Navy during World War II, Elden served on the battleship USS Wyoming as a corpsman assisting in surgery and in recent years, his naval cap yielded many a free meal when fellow diners noticed him wearing it. They would stop to talk, thank him for his service, and pick up the check. He held a variety of jobs in his younger years which included working as a fire tower watchman in the Upper Peninsula for the D.N.R., driving car haulers (Packards), and working for his father as a service technician at Jackson Dishwasher Service Company, which he later purchased. In the 1960s. He joined forces in the 1970’s to create a commercial food service representative group named United Marketing Associates. Elden was a man of integrity, which was echoed by anyone who knew him.
He was also an ordained minister, serving Detroit Gospel Tabernacle Church in Detroit for two years. After leaving, he continued to marry couples including most of his family members. He had a pilot's license and enjoyed flying as well as riding motorcycles. When Sarah wasn't riding with Elden, her Gold Wing seat was occupied by Sampson the gorilla. He traveled by motorcycle to every U.S. state with the exception of Hawaii (he and Sarah went by ship), Mexico and numerous Canadian provinces. His love of the outdoors led him to hike the Shore to Shore Trail across Michigan at the age of 50.
Elden enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with the guys and loved to compete for their Royal Order of Agile Anglers fishing trophy. Following his retirement, he claimed one of the rooms in their home to build an N scale model railroad.
Elden was a wonderful, loving and caring husband and father. One of the last things he said before his passing was to tell his nurse, "That was my wife, Sarah. Isn't she beautiful!" He was a kind, Christian man and a role model who will truly be missed.
A memorial service will be held at Harvest Christian Church, 24400 W. 7 Mile Rd, Detroit, Saturday 11:30 AM. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 3-8 PM. Interment Commerce Cemetery (Curtis Addition). Memorials to Harvest Christian Church, Detroit, appreciated.

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3:00 PM 9/29/2017 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/29/2017 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake

340 North Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Lynch & Sons Funeral Home - Walled Lake
340 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake 48390 MI
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11:30 AM 9/30/2017 11:30:00 AM
Harvest Christian Church

24400 W. 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48219

Harvest Christian Church
24400 W. 7 Mile Rd. Detroit 48219 MI
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Harvest Christian Church


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