Hubert F. “Hub” Schiro, 92, of Willmar, died Tuesday, September 10th at Bethesda Grand in Willmar. His memorial service will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 14th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to his service at the church. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Cosmos. Memorials are preferred to Wounded Warriors or Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. www.hafh.org
Hubert F. Schiro was born on August 14, 1927, to Herbert and Anna (Kaliebe) Schiro in Corvuso. He was baptized on September 9, 1927, and later confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. Hub attended elementary school in Cosmos and high school in Litchfield.
He enlisted in the Navy and served from September 1945 to August 1946 during the Korean conflict. Hub then served in the Army from September 1950 until September of 1952, when he was honorably discharged.
Hub was united in marriage to Marv (Hogan) Ackerman at Bethel Lutheran church in Willmar on January 2, 1955. Hub lived for his wife. She encouraged him to go hunting, fishing and spend time outdoors. The couple lived in Cosmos, moved to Litchfield in 1967, and to Diamond Lake in 1970. In 1975, they moved to Willmar. Hub and Marv owned and operated Schiro Shoe Repair in Cosmos, Litchfield and Willmar. Hub retired in 1987.
Hub loved spending time outdoors. He was passionate about hunting fishing and gardening. He even went to Montana to bear hunt and to Canada to go fishing. He was a member of the Willmar American Legion and a 40-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Litchfield.
Hub is survived by his sons: Larry Ackerman of Litchfield, James (and Janice) Ackerman of New London, and daughter-in-law, Joyce Ackerman of Bemidji; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Alvin (Fritz) Schiro of Minneapolis and Ardele Johnson of Hutchinson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marv; son, Rick; and sister, Ardina Grimm.