John Rudolph Haubert, 62, Catawba, died in the Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation in Medford on Saturday, January 25, while under the care of his family and Hope Hospice. He was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, on May 5, 1951, the son of Rudolph and Marion (Nelson) Haubert. He was a 1970 graduate of the Phillips High School, and attended NCTC where he earned his certification in welding. He was married to Renee Anderson on October 18, 1975, in the Zion Lutheran Church in Kennan, and they later divorced. He operated a dairy farm in the Town of Catawba, logged, and was well known for his logging with horses, was a 15-year employee of Blount/Caterpillar of Prentice, and drove truck for Krug Trucking of Medford in the latter part of his working career. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Kennan. In his free time he enjoyed riding and working with horses, gardening, and hunting.
He is survived by three children, Kellie (Mike) Jiskra, Glen Flora, Michael (Kelly)
Haubert, Merrill, and Casie Haubert, Medford; by 9 grandchildren, Cal Peterson, Kyle Michlig, Jessie Jiskra, Aaron Jiskra, Myles Haubert, Jerzy Haubert, Suttyn Haubert, Colten Halopka, and Emma Holopka; by his parents, Rudolph “Rudy” and Marion Haubert, Catawba; and by five brothers and sisters, Karen (Bryon) Koch, Phillips, Mary Ellen Bell, Appleton, WI, Alan Haubert, Neenah, Brian (Tammy) Haubert, Catawba, and Chad Haubert, Kennan. He is preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Casey Bell.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Catawba on Saturday, February 1, with Pastor John Trewyn of the Zion Lutheran Church of Kennan officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.
The Heindl Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.