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Hubert John Mastbergen

Hubert John Mastbergen

Mr. Hubert John Mastbergen, 82, was born on June 8, 1931, in Melvin, IA, the son of Herbert, Jr. and Magdalene (Muilenburg) Mastbergen. Hubert married Joan Wiese on July 19, 1952. They made their home in Worthington, MN, where they raised their 5 children, Richard, David, Patty, Kathy, and Timothy. Hubert worked a variety of jobs in Worthington, as the Chief Operator in the city power plant, Campbell Soup, Armours, Cargill, Red Owl, Rendering plant and Markmans Trucking before becoming an entrepreneur. For over 15 years he operated his own trucking company, Mastbergen Trucking.

Hubert was a Korean War veteran. He also served in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Seabee retiring as a Chief Equipment Operator. He was a father and grandfather of U.S. military veterans. He volunteered and served as a life member of the American Legion and as a commander and life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Hubert died peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, MN.

Hubert is survived by his five children, Richard (Martha), David (Rhonda), Patty, Kathy, and Timothy (Dannette); 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Bill (Ruth) Mastbergen of Estherville, IA and Jim (Lilian) Mastbergen of Sheldon, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, his parents and two elder sisters, Alice (Donald) Mastbergen (Brandt) and Mary Ann (Eugene) Mastbergen (Malloy).

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Irwin Van Leeuwen officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be held in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.