In loving memory of

Constance Jean Hubatch
May 17, 1936 - November 26, 2022

Constance Jean Hubatch, of Post Lake, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 26, 2022, at her home. She was 86 years old. She was born on May 17, 1936, in Janesville, a daughter of the late Dr. Lawrence Bruxer and Grace (Corts) Bruxer. She married James Edward Hubatch on February 15, 1958, at St Mary Catholic Church in Antigo.

Connie attended 1st Ward School in Antigo, then St. John's Catholic Grade School, and was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1954. In 1957, she graduated from St. Mary School of Nursing in Wausau. She received her Bachelors of Science and Nursing at Mount Senario College in Ladysmith.

She began work as a Registered Nurse in 1957 at Langlade County Memorial Hospital as staff RN on the obstetrical floor for 19 years. She was then transferred to OB Supervisor, Med-Surg Staff RN, House Supervisor, and then Med-Surg nurse manager until her retirement in 1998.

Connie was a 4-H Leader for the Wislango Riders for 25 years. She was a member of the Elcho Historical Society and Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho. She researched and collected information for a book that she published on Margarets Studio.

She started playing the flute in 5th grade and was one of the original members of the Centennial Band, now known as the Antigo Area Community Band.

She enjoyed knitting, genealogy, pontooning, traveling, beading, and a full house hosting friends and family at Post Lake. She was known for making her family feel special, whether it was with a Christmas ornament, "funny money", or being front and center at all extracurricular events for her grandchildren, cheering them on.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three children, Kathleen (Jim) Hubatch-Babcock of Rhinelander, David (Pam) Hubatch of Deerbrook, and Karen Steinmetz of Rhinelander; eight grandchildren, Shannon (Jacob) Nelson, Nick Hubatch, Andrew Babcock, Amy (Jarrod) Decker, Katarina Kolpack, Emily Babcock, Sarah Babcock, Logan Kolpack; six great-grandchildren, Bentley Frahm, Henry Nelson, Parker Babcock, Ava Nelson, Nora Nelson, Huxley Decker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Heather Ann and Ashley Marie Hubatch, and son-in-law, Alan Steinmetz.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Elcho with Rev. Arul Kennedy Gaspar officiating. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Those that cannot attend the service may watch live on the Bradley Funeral Home Facebook Page

Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery in Antigo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Elcho Historical Society, P.O. Box 412, Elcho, WI 54428.


Sharon Krugel wrote on Dec 3, 2022:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Connie?s family ??? Gary and Sharon Krugel "

Karen steinmetz wrote on Dec 2, 2022:

"Missing you so much mommy, fly high and Good Bless, I will pray for you every day mommy!!!????"

Chuck Rose wrote on Dec 1, 2022:

"My god bring peace to the Hubatch Family on this loss of Connie."

Jenny King wrote on Nov 30, 2022:

"Jim, we are saddened by the passing of your wonderful lady. It was a treat for us to get to know you both better at some Hubatch gatherings and to be able to visit you at Post Lake. We gained so much Hubatch history from Connie and every time we saw you, we gained more. She was always willing to share her knowledge. The whole family is grateful for having known her. Every time we open a Hubatch ancestry book, she will be warmly remembered. Please remember we care so much for both of you. "

Connie Brayton wrote on Nov 29, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wonderful wife, Mother, Grandmother. Connie always had a great smile & always so friendly! May God comfort you in your loss, knowing you will see her again! Connie Brayton, Lake Country Realty & Cuts with C.L.A.S.S., Elcho"

Ron Pizl wrote on Nov 28, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy to your family. City of Antigo Firefighters Local 1000"

Kathryn Gorichan wrote on Nov 28, 2022:

"Connie was the "take charge" secretary on the Community Band Board and made sure everyone was aware of the policies! I will miss her common sense leadership and friendly smile."

Kathy Schultz wrote on Nov 28, 2022:

"Family of Connie Hubatch, The Antigo Area Community Band expresses our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you during this sad time. Connie loved playing in the band and she was a valued member, always a smile and accepting the challenge of new music. She will be missed by all of us and her spirit will remain with us as we perform our Christmas Concert. May the beautiful memories you shared with Connie bring you peace and comfort during the difficult days ahead. "God, grant her eternal rest and let the perpetual light shine upon her." Kathy Schultz"

Ruth Ann Corts wrote on Nov 27, 2022:

"Dear Jim, Kathy, Karen, and David so sorry for your loss. I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you from the Corts Family. My memories go back to 1954 with Connie fresh out of high school joining us on our first long vacation trip to Yellowstone. That was the beginning of a lifetime of cousin memories. God bless. Larry Corts"

Barb Strube wrote on Nov 27, 2022:

"Jim, Kathie and Family, We're sorry to learn of the loss of Connie. Our memories go back to the days when I worked with her at the hospital, the fire dept. auxillary and parties, and even stories my mom had of working with Connie on class reunions. May your fond memories help you through this difficult and sad time and God grant you peace and comfort. Ron and Barb Strube"