Merlyn “Mert” “Hubie” Hubin, age 68 of Westbrook, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation is 5:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Westbrook Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial is in the Westbrook Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Merlyn Milton Hubin, was born January 24, 1948 in Slayton, Minnesota to Milton and Edna (Larson) Hubin. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Mert graduated from Westbrook High School and attended the University of Minnesota and Control Data in the Twin Cities. He then went to work for Automatic Electric which took him overseas to Europe where he worked under government contract. After returning to the United States, Mert worked in Chicago where he met Sondra “Sandy” Reilly. They were married on May 27, 1972 in Chicago. Mert and Sandy moved several places before moving back to Westbrook to farm the family farm. Mert served in the National Guard from 1969 until he retired in 2002. He served on the Trinity Lutheran Church Board, Township Board, Cottonwood County Fair Board, and Executive and Green View Boards of Farmers Union Insurance. Mert was a 4H member and later a leader of Westbrook Rosehill Club. He loved going to meetings and serving his community in various capacities.
Mert is survived by his wife Sandy; children: Ryan (special friend Mel Hennings), Michael (Abby) Hubin, and Cassondra (special friend Josh Knakmuhs), all of Westbrook; grandchildren: Markette, Ariel, Mikayla, Gabby, and Reilly Hubin; siblings: Marilyn (Dave) Wolfe of Medinah, IL, and Marlo (Kim) Hubin of Westbrook; brother-in-law Darrell Gleason; aunt Iris Marshall of Westbrook; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Marlene Gleason.