Robert J. ‘Bobby’ Haubert
Robert J. “Bobby” Haubert, 92, of Alvada, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
He was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Carey, to Hilarion A. and Ruth (Coldiron) Haubert. He married Martha Theresa Kessler April 14, 1951, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Alvada, and she preceded him in death Dec. 21, 2010.
Surviving are five children, Harold (Diane) Haubert of Tiffin, Francis Haubert of Tiffin, Wayne (Brenda) Haubert of LaRue, Maxine (Randy) Hunt of Tiffin and Yvonne (Steve) Arbogast of Tiffin; 13 grandchildren, Tracy Geary, Terri Dohring, Eric and Matt Haubert, Dana Mazarek, Nicole Lucas, Nick Haubert, Val Beerbower, Kevin and Brian Hunt, Sarah Sewell and Aaron and Emily Arbogast; 11 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Dorothy Preble of Fostoria, Joan Kirian of Fostoria, Jeannie Kinn, New Riegel, Mary Lou Collet, Adrian and Theresa Reinhart, Alvada. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Haubert; sister, Virginia Lonsway; and two brothers, Donald and Bernard Haubert.
He was also preceded in death by his parents.
He served his country in the Army during the Korean War.
Bobby was a member of All Saints Parish, New Riegel, New Riegel American Legion and the Moose, where he loved to see familiar faces and tell some great old stories.
Besides his family, automobiles were his next love. He made a career fixing cars out of the shop he built in 1959. He worked out of Haubert’s Garage, Alvada, for more than 40 years, always on call both day and night. He kept tinkering in his garage even as he was supposed to be retired. He even worked as a volunteer driver for Mercy Hospital later in his life.
Bobby was an avid auto race fan, having driven around the country to see all sorts of racing. This included an annual trip to Oswego, New York, and more than 40 straight years of attending the Daytona 500.
It was a common sight to find Bobby and Martha driving all over northwest Ohio, visiting their children and grandchildren, discussing who used to live in which houses, and searching for the ever-elusive herd of deer. There is little doubt that they are reunited and driving around together again.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Hoening & Son Funeral Home, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.
Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at All Saints Catholic Church, New Riegel with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer presiding. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Alvada, with Military Honors provided by New Riegel American Legion. A luncheon will then take place at New Riegel American Legion.
Memorials are suggested to Mercy Hospital Volunteers and Stein Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Online expressions of sympathy and shared memories may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.