Roger K. Hubele (83)

Enfield, Illinois
Birth: March 4, 1939
Death: January 8, 2023

Roger K. Hubele, a White County farmer, age 83, died Sunday, January 8, 2023, at his home with his family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ranelle (Summers), a son JR, a daughter Suzy (Bryan) Tomm, grandsons Braden Tomm and Brett Tomm, and two sisters-in-law Rebecca (Murphy) Hubele, Marty (Summers) Smith; nephews Joe Hubele and John (Rachelle) Hubele; and numerous cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Neva (Thompson) Hubele and brother Ralph.

Roger graduated Carmi Township High School, served in the US Army Reserves, and received a BS in Agronomy from the University of Illinois and a MS in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University.

Roger was employed by the University of Illinois Extension Service Farm Business Farm Management and worked part-time as an agriculture loan officer at Gallatin County State Bank in Ridgway, Illinois, before engaging in full-time farming.

A lifetime member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Roger participated in numerous service activities and held several leadership positions. He was a member of Gideons International. To further expand his intense interest studying and preserving the past, Roger served many years with White County Historical Society, serving as both treasurer and president. Other volunteer community service included White County Extension Council, Farmers Home Administration Committee, and the Committee for Food and Agriculture Research. Roger devoted 10 years of service with Illinois Corn Marketing Board which included service with National Corn Growers Association and the US Grains Council. That tenure concluded with President of the Board. The Hubele Family was recognized as the Illinois Farm Family of the Year in 2002 by the Illinois Agri-News and Burris Seed Company. He received the Distinguished Service Award from White County Farm Bureau.

Roger and Ranelle shared a love of travel and exploring. They visited 43 states as JR and Suzy were growing up and completed visiting the remaining 7 states after their children were grown. They have traveled to 56 foreign countries and visited 6 continents. They thoroughly enjoyed visiting, studying, and exploring other cultures.

Visitation is 4-7 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2023, and again beginning at 12:30 pm, Friday, January 13, 2023, followed by funeral at 1:30 pm, all at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi. Burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens, west of Carmi, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the White County Historical Society and will be accepted at the church or at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.

Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation: Emmanuel Methodist Church, Carmi, Illinois, Thursday, January 12, 2023, 4-7 pm
Service: Emmanuel Methodist Church, Carmi, Illinois, Friday, January 13, 2023, 1:30 pm
Burial: White County Memorial Gardens, Carmi, Illinois
Memorials: Emmanuel Methodist Church Memorial Fund or White County Historical Society

6 thoughts on “Roger K. Hubele”

  1. Debbie and I want to express our most sincere condolences to the family of Roger Hubele. I only met Mr. Hubele a couple of times but knew a lot about him through his daughter Suzy who was a young college intern of mine with Pioneer HiBred. He certainly lived a life of service to all and leaves such a rich career legacy to the local agricultural community and the most precious loving memories with his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ranelle, Jr, Suzy, Bryan, Grandsons and other family members. RIP Mr. Hubele.

  2. Saddened to learn of Roger’s passing. I enjoyed working with him on the historical society board.
    With sympathy

  3. Roger was an outstanding person, a model steward of the land and our community. My sympathy to Ranelle and JR. I didn’t feel comfortable going to what was sure to be a crowded visitation.

  4. Roger was a quiet leader and very effective. I was welcomed to the IL Corn Marketing Board by Roger when he was chairman. He quickly put you at ease and helped new members understand the workings and goals of the program. As mentioned Roger was also involved with the National Corn Growers Association and the US Grains Council. All three of these boards promote use and marketing growth of corn and corn products. Roger was effecting in all three organizations. We went to many meetings together. He was always a good source on information on issues that came before us, a good, level headed leader.

  5. Chuck and Liz Stark

    We share your sadness at Roger’s passing. Our sympathy and prayers for all.
    Happy memories of our Panama Canal trip.
    God bless.

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