Harold Henry Dubbert, 88, of Martinsburg, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, with his loving family by his side.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m., Friday, November 1 at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
A Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsburg. Father Greg Oligschlaeger will officiate.
Burial with Full Military Honors was in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, south of Martinsburg. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Kevin Cooper, Adam Dubbert, Jared Dubbert, Matthew Dubbert, James Robnett, Jonathan Robnett, Jacob Weil, and Joshua Weil.
Mr. Dubbert was born May 3, 1925, in Martinsburg, Mo., a son of Henry John and Josephine Marie Rofkahr Dubbert.
Harold proudly served his country in the United States Navy, entering on March 9, 1945 and being honorably discharged on October 26, 1946. He was the recipient of the Victory Medal.
On October 22, 1947, at St. Joseph Church, in Neier, Missouri, he married Mildred Mary Brueggemann.
They shared 63 wonderful years together before she preceded him in death on March 30, 2011. They were the parents of eight children.
Harold was a lifelong area resident of Martinsburg. He lived at his home in Martinsburg from July 1990 until his health declined, and he moved into the Missouri Veterans Home on April 4, 2013. Harold and Mildred lived on their farm in rural Martinsburg from 1947 -1990.
Harold was a grain and livestock farmer, raising primarily row crops, hogs and cattle.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Martinsburg, all of his life.
Harold was very active within the church and had served on the Parish Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Local No. 1270 and the Bishop Leo J. Steck Assembly Fourth Degree.
Harold had served a number of years on the Martinsburg Elevator Board, the Martinsburg Senior Housing Board and Farm Credit Services of East Central Missouri. Harold and Mildred had been 4-H leaders for many years. Harold was a member of the American Legion Post 552, in which he helped reactivate the organization in 1948. He had traveled to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight in May 2011 with his niece and his brother, Lawrence, who was also a veteran.
He was an avid reader, enjoying a variety of novels. He had always liked reading books but recently started reading from his electronic Kindle.
Harold was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pitch and pinochle. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Harold is survived by his children and their spouses: Kathleen Marie and Kenneth Robnett, Jr., of Laddonia; William Edmund “Bill” and Kay Dubbert, of Martinsburg; Rita Ann Hankemeier, of Columbia; Norbert Gerard and Kathy Dubbert, of Martinsburg; Theresa Joan and Steve Weil, of Plantation, Fla. and Susan Elizabeth and Dean Cooper, of Platte Woods; 13 grandchildren, Jonathan Robnett and wife, Dana; James Robnett and wife, Lise’; Jennifer Dubbert; Jared Dubbert and wife, Angie; Adam Dubbert; Heather Hanson and husband, Donald; Megan Toalson and husband, Jason; Matthew Dubbert; Joshua Weil; Rebecca Rich and husband, Eric; Jacob Weil; Kevin Cooper; and Elizabeth Cooper; 11 great-grandchildren, Nick Landis; Haylee Landis; Lauryn Robnett; Cody Robnett; Tucker Robnett; Jacob Robnett; Kate Robnett; Emma Dubbert; Adelaine Hanson; Ella Toalson; and Reagan Rich; sisters and brother-in-law, Emmalee and Johnnie Thomas, of Mexico; Jovita and Thomas Johns, of Milstadt, Ill.; and Henrietta Comer, of Las Cruces, N.M.; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Shirlee Dubbert, of Mexico; in addition to many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Mary Dubbert; daughters, Linda Dorothy Dubbert and Ruth Geralyn Dubbert; brothers, Clarence Cornelius Dubbert, Edmund Francis Dubbert, John Theodore Dubbert; sisters, Mary Johanna (Dubbert) Church, Cecilia Gertrude (Dubbert) Brueggemann, Dorothy Josephine (Dubbert) Brueggemann and Elizabeth Bernadette Dubbert.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic School Trust Fund or St. Joseph Catholic Church c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Mo. 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz