Walter Hubert

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Walter Charles Hubert, 89, of Belleville, IL, born October 27, 1932, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Walter proudly served his country as a United States Navy veteran and was trained as an electrical engineer. After the service, he worked for Emerson Electric for over 30 years. Walter’s life was blessed with many opportunities and adventures, as he traveled the world for work and pleasure taking many trips with his wife and a large circle of friends. He enjoyed hosting gatherings for these many friends over the years. Walter had a very active social life both hosting and attending events.  He was also well known for his skills in home renovations, his enjoyment of working on and repairing cars, and his love of sharing his experience of traveling to the Bahamas with both family and friends. Walt’s passion was his airplanes. He took great pleasure in building, repairing, and flying throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Darlene E., nee Schaefer, Hubert; his two eldest grandsons, Jason Krampf and Justin Krampf; his parents, Walter and Adele, nee Skaer, Hubert; and his brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Dolores Hubert.

Surviving are his children, Wendi (Martin) McCoy of Belleville, IL, Walter “Butch” Hubert (RJ Fitch) of St. Louis, MO; and Susan Hubert of Boston, MA; a grandson, Jeffrey Krampf of St. Louis, MO; a nephew, Chuck Hubert of Decatur, IL; a granddaughter-in-law, Emilee (Jason) Forsythe-Krampf; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Due to Covid concerns, a private interment ceremony with family and close friends will be held at a later date. Walter will be laid to rest next to his wife, Darlene Hubert, at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.



6 Comments on Walter Hubert

George Marron said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2021 at 7:03 PM

I worked with Walt for many years at Emerson in Washington Park Ill and St Louis. Flew with him many times and was in a flying club with him. In recent years had monthly breakfasts with him and other retirees. Visited in his retirement lodging just recently. Always enjoyed talking to him since we could talk about many subjects such as military service, work experiences, flying, and getting old. Will miss you Walt.

  • Des Peres
  • Missouri
Harvey Imber said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2021 at 3:10 PM

I enjoyed Wally’s friendship for many years, particularly dinners together at Fischer’s and Round Table in recent years. My condolences to his family.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Rick Foree said : Guest Report Dec 07, 2021 at 4:40 PM

It seems I have known Walt my whole life. He and my Dad were born on the same day and our families occasionally entertained each other. I share Walt's passion for flying and we shared many hours "hangar flying" I've always admired his building skills, his airplanes were works of art. As he flies west, I wish him blue skies and unlimited visibility! My most sincere sympthy to Wendi, Butch and Susan.

  • Midlothian
  • Texas
Julie Randle said : Guest Report Dec 06, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Susan, Butch & Wendi-my heartfelt, sincerest sympathy to you all on your father’s passing-we have known each other for so many years, and the happy, crazy fun always in my memories! Your Mom and Dad were the best and always the life of the party!! God bless them and you! With much love, Julie Randle

  • Belleville
  • IL
Chris Lindauer said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Wally was a great friend of Dad and the whole Lindauer family. They shared a deep love of airplanes and travel. He will be missed.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Jerry J Obernuefemann said : Guest Report Dec 05, 2021 at 10:29 AM

We are sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers.

  • AZ

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