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Curtis M. Hubertz

Died: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Age: 95
Curtis M. Hubertz, 95, Fontana, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his home.

Curt was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Chicago, to parents Halvor Peter and Helga Johnson Hubertz. He married Jane Featherstone on Nov. 29, 1941, at Fontana. He proudly served his country as a firefighter in the United States Navy during World War II.

He was an electrical engineer, working with his father for Hubertz Electronics in Franklin, Ill. Curt was employed by Besly Wells in South Beloit, lll., which later became the Bendix Corporation. Most recently, he was the president of Plastronics Plus, Inc. of East Troy.

Curt and his father designed numerous scoreboards across the country for such organizations as the Pittsburgh Pirates and others. They are best known for their scoreboard at Wrigley Field in Chicago, which they serviced for 75 years.

He served as president of the village of Fontana from 1966 to 1974; past president of the Walworth-Fontana Rotary Club where he had more than 40 years of perfect attendance; and was a member of the Ingalls-Koeppan American Legion Post 102. Curt was best known for his portrayal of Santa Claus for the village of Fontana, for the grade school, nursing homes, shut-ins, Lake Lawn Lodge and others. His greatest pleasure in life came from his family. He was also a great fan of his granddaughters, Stephanie and Rebecca, whose piano recitals and concerts he attended faithfully.

Curt is survived by his children, Judy (Joe) Kompare, Lyons, Ill.; Peter Hubertz, Fontana, Jane Ann (Howard) Bielich, Madison, Curtis (Rosemary) Hubertz, Elkhorn, Craig (Jamie) Hubertz, Delavan, JoEllen (Ronald) Shelton, Elkhorn, Chris (Sara) Hubertz, Elm Grove, and Pat (Peg) Hubertz, Walworth; grandchildren, Erin Hubertz; Leah (Josh) Flitcroft, Delavan; Alissa (Keith) Burdick and Kyle Hubertz, Elkhorn, Bryce (Marit) Hubertz, San Francisco, Adam (Tonya) Hubertz, Madison, Quinn Hubertz, San Francisco, Sigrid Hubertz, Delavan, Matthew Bielich, Seattle, Wash.; Megan Bielich, Chico, Calif., Hannah Hubertz, Delavan, Hillary Hubertz and Collin Hubertz, Walworth, Victoria Hubertz and Nicholas Hubertz, Elm Grove, Stephanie Shelton and Rebecca Shelton, Elkhorn; four great-grandchildren, Ella and Ethan Flitcroft; and Nolan and Britta Hubertz; and by nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jane.

Services at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 22, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Fontana, with Fr. Norberto Sandoval officiating. Interment in Roselawn Memory Garden in Delavan Township. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, at the Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth.

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