Robert Deloyce Hubbart was born June 28, 1931 near Fedora, SD to Reuben and Evelyn (Shumaker) Hubbart. He grew up and attended school at Fedora. He worked on the farm for his uncle, Chris Wendt and for the Miner County Highway Department. In 1952 he entered the US Army and was stationed in Germany with the Signal Corps until being discharged with the rank of Corporal in 1954. On April 11, 1954 he married Louise Klinger at Spencer, SD. They farmed in the Epiphany and Alexandria area until retiring in 1997 and moved to Mitchell. He had been a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Spencer and later was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. He was a member of the Cenex Board of Directors for many years and served as chairman for several of those years and was a member of the Fulton, Farmer, Epiphany American Legion Post 85.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters: Linda Weber and husband Wayne of Alexandria, Cindy Beatch and husband Jerome of Fulton, Dorothy Tiede and husband Darwin of Mitchell, his mother, Evelyn Hubbart of Mitchell, eight grandchildren: Chris Weber, Jamie Shannon, Tanya Weber, Nicole Holzbauer, April Weber, Bobbi Beatch, Brandi Neugebauer, Brent Tiede, four great-grandchildren: Piper Weber, Caleb Beatch, Isaac Weber, Camdyn Beatch, two brothers: Richard and wife Barbara of Las Vegas, NV, Reuben Jr. and wife Derah of Gainsville, FL and one sister, Norma Shumaker and husband Garry of Sioux Falls.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reuben, his mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Edna Klinger, two brothers-in-law, Jim Leith and Randall Klinger and a sister-in-law, Donna Klinger.