John M. Hubbard, Sr.

John M. Hubbard, Sr.
February 29, 1960 – February 6, 2021

Survived by wife, Michelle Hubbard; children, Katie Olsen (Zach) and John Hubbard, Jr.; stepchildren: Nicolle Determan (Zach), Dominick Dellutri, Tyler Dellutri; grandchildren: Delilah Hubbard, Aspen Hubbard and Brielle Determan; siblings: Louann Peck (Les), Dale Bumgardner (Sandra), Linda Hubbard, Janet Washa (Scott), Steve Hubbard (Susie), Lynn Huerta (Matt), Chris Millsap (Tom); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Angela Hubbard, and brother, Robert Hubbard, Jr.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Thursday, February 11th from 5pm to 8pm at West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Friday, February 12th at 11 am at the West Center Chapel.  Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association and Urgent Pet Care of Papillion.

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John graduated from John Paul VI High School and later earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bellevue University.  John began working at Douglas County Department of Corrections at age 19, and during his 36 years there, he worked his way up to Deputy Director.  John retired from Douglas County in 2017 and went to work as Director of Sarpy County Corrections until his passing.  John was well respected and has influenced many lives throughout his career in corrections.  He also taught Criminal Justice for several years at Metro Tech Community College. 

In his spare time, John was always helping someone.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and family vacations.   John was a loving and caring person, devoted husband, father and friend, always thinking of others first.   John has impacted many people and there are not enough words that can describe how great a man he truly was.



  • Sonya Torry Posted February 9, 2021 5:20 pm

    My condolences to you and your family.

  • Kelly cool Posted February 9, 2021 5:27 pm

    My condolences go to the family!!

  • Janice Zachar Posted February 9, 2021 6:00 pm

    I will keep you in our prayers. Much love always

  • Vaneeta Nigro Posted February 9, 2021 6:01 pm

    So sorry. Praying for family and friends at this difficult time. God be with you

  • Ramona Boydstun Posted February 9, 2021 6:26 pm

    Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. John was so caring and giving. He loved his family with all his heart. He’ll always be with you watching over you and holding your hand. To let you know your not alone.

  • Mary Rapp Posted February 9, 2021 6:50 pm

    Prayers and hugs to the Hubbard family on this shocking loss! May you find comfort and peace leaning on the love of Our Lord. May you find comfort also by your friends and associates.

  • Anthony White Posted February 9, 2021 6:53 pm

    Sorry for your loss. John was an amazing man, boss and teacher. He will be missed.

  • Cori Tyler Posted February 9, 2021 6:57 pm

    Often, I thought John was the ONLY member of administration who was trustworthy. He was a straight-shooter and a genuine human being. That’s how I’ll always rembet him.

  • John Cerone and family Posted February 9, 2021 7:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss he was a great guy to be around.

  • Carrie Lewis Posted February 9, 2021 7:41 pm

    Hubbard family: l’m so very sorry for your loss. John had so many people in his life that will surely miss him every day.

  • Michael Rowe Posted February 9, 2021 7:49 pm

    John may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts. The people he has influenced and touched are numerous.

  • Dan Whitehead Posted February 9, 2021 8:03 pm

    My deepest sympathy

  • Jeff Pechar Posted February 9, 2021 8:47 pm

    RIP old friend. I still have the best memories of the two of us raising hell back in the Skateland days and beyond. I will miss you John.

  • Samuel & Brenda Nutting Posted February 9, 2021 8:47 pm

    Lord Jesus
    Hear my Prayer
    Please Lord you have taken
    Another friend, another Brother
    His name is John.
    Please touch his children’s hearts ♥️
    Let them know that their Father
    Is going to be okay now,
    he is with You Jesus !

    “Lord Jesus” his children are
    heartbroken and scared,
    my words as I cry are not enough.
    Let his spirit shine as you give him his wings,
    So he can loose a feather 🪶 or two.
    So all his family will know that he
    is there with them.
    Let his Spirit shine Bright Lord,
    Let them see him as they pray for him.
    For we shall all see him againIn,
    In our afterlife when it is our time “Lord Jesus”
    Thank You for hearing me Prayer
    for these young adult’s and children
    Of my friend John.

    When it is “God’s Will” “Jesus”
    for then you can come for me ..!

    Amen dear Lord

    by: samuel nutting 0214

  • Sheri Galde Posted February 9, 2021 9:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Donna Hubbard Posted February 9, 2021 9:48 pm

    Deepest condolences to John’s wife Michelle, children, grandchildren, brother, sisters and spouses, other family and friends. A young life cut short. Prayers and sympathy to all family and friends.

    Donna Hubbard

  • Christine & Tom Rue Posted February 9, 2021 10:01 pm

    Michelle Hubbard & family
    Tom & I are sending our heartfelt prayers
    At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sincere condolences!

  • Laura Muxfeldt Posted February 9, 2021 10:14 pm

    We were so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Zach and your family. Hugs. Laura and family

  • James Troia Posted February 10, 2021 12:10 am

    Perpetual prayers to the Hubbard family. John was a great man. He inspired a lot of people. Enjoyed his presence. Great leader. I will miss him.

  • Jane Merimee Posted February 10, 2021 3:16 am

    Steve and Family
    So sorry for your loss, John was such a teddy bear and all around nice guy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Michael Trapp Posted February 10, 2021 3:54 am

    Thoughts and prayers with my deepest sympathy to the family .

  • Jerry Butler Posted February 10, 2021 6:48 am

    My condolences and prayers go out to the famliy of. John. I learned alot from him from my first to my last day at Douglas County Corrections. He was a good man both personally and professionally. My the Lord bless you John as you sit in his Kingdom.

  • . Posted February 10, 2021 8:54 am

    Thanks for always being there, Cap.

  • Stacy Cihak & Susan Wiggins Posted February 10, 2021 10:22 am

    Our condolences go out the the Hubbard family in this time of pain and sorrow. May God grant his family the strength to carry on without this great man and his wonderful jokes and stories. You will be greatly missed John.

  • Tami Steensma Posted February 10, 2021 10:51 am

    I was fortunate to work with John in Sarpy County and he will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family and prayers of comfort.

  • John Morrison Posted February 10, 2021 1:53 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. John was a good mentor and person. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. May God bless and keep his family in their time of sorrow. whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. JAMES 4:14
    John has left us too soon but will not be forgotten by those that he has touched in this life. Farewell old friend.

  • Kay Byers Posted February 10, 2021 4:26 pm

    I’m so very sorry for you and your family’s loss Michelle. God be with you always. Kay Byers

  • Chaplain Bob Potter Posted February 10, 2021 8:32 pm

    I worked along side John for many years as Chaplain at Doug. Co. Corrections. What a great guy. Always smiling, always ready to help. A genuine good guy. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Vic Slape Posted February 10, 2021 8:45 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your passing. To Michelle and the rest of his family, please accept my condolences.

  • John Zak Posted February 10, 2021 9:19 pm

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

  • Cathy A Hofmann Posted February 11, 2021 2:01 pm

    So sorry to hear of the news of John passing. My prayers are with you and the entire family

  • Dick Vondenkamp Posted February 11, 2021 4:58 pm

    So sorry to hear the sad news about John. Our hearts go out to you and your family. John touched the lives of so many.. in a such a positive way. RIP John.. you were truly one of God’s good and faithful servants.

  • Myrtle Johnson Posted February 11, 2021 5:31 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. I had a lots good days working with Hubbard, He had my back when many was after me, Hubbard and Rocky had my back. Thank God for favor. May he rest in heavenly peace,

  • Carol Mosley Posted February 11, 2021 8:07 pm

    Michelle, my heart and thoughts are with you. John was a amazing man. Your memories with John are a keepsake of your love together. He will be sorely missed..

  • Geoffrey Strong Posted February 12, 2021 11:55 am

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts for you and your family.

  • Chaplain Ashley Belmudez-Frakes Posted February 12, 2021 12:19 pm

    My sincere condolences to Michelle and family. John was an amazing leader as a Director and he will be missed.

  • Walter Nurton Posted February 13, 2021 11:26 am

    I worked with John for over 25 years at DCCC. We often joked about all of the things he got away with at the jail before moving up in rank. The good old days, before all of the security cameras. When he would comment about an officer doing this or that crazy thing, I’d remind him about things he had done. Like the time he put black spray paint on one of the soft foam office chairs. Before it had a chance to dry or be moved, a couple of people had ruined light blue uniforms. Good times, though. Some great memories. Sgt. Wally Nurton (ret.)

  • Eric and Kimm Grossoehme Posted February 13, 2021 10:58 pm

    Katie, John and family we are very sorry for your loss. What a great man you had for a Dad. Though we knew him for a short time, he left quite a good impression on us with his kindness, hospitality and friendship. We are here if you need anything.

    Love, Eric and Kimm and kids.

  • Geoffrey Hall Posted February 16, 2021 3:54 pm

    Dear Hubbard family, I am very sorry to hear about the recent death of John. I have known John since our days at St. Joseph’s elementary school. John was a nice guy who was always willing to help others. His many years of work in corrections was a great service to our local community. John was a good man! He will be missed. Please know that your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  • Andrea Staton Posted February 20, 2021 9:08 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jennifer Heywood Posted March 22, 2021 5:48 pm

    Omgosh. I just heard of this! Im speechless. I’m so sorry. I don’t really know what to say. Im beside myself. Michelle- Im so sorry for your loss. John was such a wonderful man and person overall. He was a one of a kind for sure and this is not fair. I honestly don’t know what to say other than John, you are truly missed. You were an amazing guy, father, husband and friend and I am truly honored that I knew you- at one time like family!!

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