Merlyn Hubin


Merlyn HubinMerlyn “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.


  1. Ray Swenson says:

    Sorry to here about your loss you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  2. Jan Anderson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. The last time I saw Merlyn was at my brother’s (Vern) funeral. I grew up with your family, even though I was quite a bit younger. I remember going to Merlyn and Sandy’s house quite frequently for Farmers Union meetings. My prayers and deepest condolences go to you all.

  3. So enjoyed Merlyn when he worked for us at the bible camp. He was a great guy!! Our sympathies to family.

  4. Kerry Cassens says:

    Dear Sandy and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ((Hugs))
    Kerry Cassens

  5. Eunice Christensen says:

    Sandy and family….sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one, but especially hard during the holiday season. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you as you cherish your memories of happier days. Love, Eunice Christensen

  6. So sorry for your loss. Dad always talked about Merlyn and their special bond being on the “town board” together for so many years. I’m sure he was right there to welcome Merlyn home!
    God bless you all during this difficult time.
    Ann (Rachuy) Tighe

  7. Diane Miller says:

    Hi Ryan,
    So very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Diane Miller Tolomatic.

  8. Lynette Anderson says:

    Sandy and family. We are so sorry to hear of Merlyn passing. Our heartfelt sympathies are with you during this time. May God give you the strength and courage you need during this time. May He give you comfort for the days ahead, and know that you are not alone. Bill Larson, Lynette and Brad Anderson

  9. Dan Peterson says:

    My sympathy to all your family especially all of you kids I had in class and know as well as grandchildren. God bless you all and the memory of you Dad and husband.
    Dan Peterson

  10. Cherri (Hubin) Hill says:

    Sandy and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Merlyn. As young kids growing up within a mile of one another, we cousins enjoyed summer visits via walking or riding bikes to one another’s houses to play. Many good memories. One time when Marilyn and Merlyn were visiting, my mom began calling him Professor because he always had some tidbit to tell us. That name for him stuck but was shortened to ‘fessor’, so in learning about his passing, I fondly remember my cousin ‘fessor’. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss Ryan. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Cari Holt – Tolomatic

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