Maurice “Junior” Hubler, Jr., 91, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born on May 18, 1929, in Manchester, the son of Maurice, Sr. and Viola (Galitz) Hubler. Junior was raised in Manchester and was a graduate of Manchester High School. After graduation, Junior served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War.
One day Junior decided to have coffee at the Coffee Den and met his sweetheart, Barbara, who was a waitress there. On June 18, 1955, Junior was united in marriage to Barbara Reinke at First Lutheran Church in Manchester. Two sons were born to this union. Junior managed the state liquor store in Manchester for many years. When it closed, he then worked at the Cork and Bottle. After his retirement, Junior worked as a janitor for the West Delaware Schools.
Bicycles were a passion for Junior. He repaired thousands of bicycles in his bike repair business. He also enjoyed cheering for the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Junior was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for many years. Junior and Barbara enjoyed wintering together in Texas. They loved spending time with their grandchildren, playing games with them, and attending their activities.
Survivors include his son, Steve (Lynette) Hubler of Bondurant; two grandchildren, Gillian (Mitchell Lawley) Hubler of New York City, New York, and Garrett Hubler of Ankeny; one brother-in-law, Gerald (Sharon) Reinke of Oak Harbor, Washington.; and two nieces.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Barbara in 2019; and his oldest son, Terry in 2012.
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