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Suzzanna M. Hubert

January 16, 1983 -
May 10, 2020

Suzzanna M. Hubert, 37, of Champaign died at 7:25 am (May10, 2020) at home.

She was born in Urbana, IL. on January 16, 1983 to Blake and Nancy A. (Ewing) Hubert.

She is survived by her parents Blake and Nancy Hubert; her sisters Jennifer M. Roland and Lauren P. Hubert; brother-in-law Stephen Roland and nephews Et…read more

Suzzanna M. Hubert, 37, of Champaign died at 7:25 am (May10, 2020) at home.

She was born in Urbana, IL. on January 16, 1983 to Blake and Nancy A. (Ewing) Hubert.

She is survived by her parents Blake and Nancy Hubert; her sisters Jennifer M. Roland and Lauren P. Hubert; brother-in-law Stephen Roland and nephews Ethan and Owen Roland; eight aunts and uncles and nine cousins.

After graduating from Centennial H.S. (Champaign) she went on the first of many adventures.  She backpacked through Germany from Neuschwanstein in the south to Brandenburg gate in Berlin.  Also, went to cities in Austria.

She attended U of I in Champaign and SIU.  She enlisted in the Navy in 2010 as a FC (Fire Control-Radar and Missiles).  Becoming a Petty Officer Third Class upon graduating from boot camp.  She was attached to her first ship the USS Anchorage in New Orleans during the final completion stages of its construction.  Followed by sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, traveled through the Panama Canal to its home port of San Diego, CA.  The ship was commissioned in Anchorage, Alaska later that year to bring the “ship to life”, becoming a “plank owner”.  Her ship had the unique experience of retrieving the test launch of the space capsule Orion EFT1.  She helped track the decent of the capsule and watched the splash down and recovery from the deck of the ship.  The ship was deployed to the Middle East.  Made stops in Thailand, where she rode an elephant; Israel where she visited Jerusalem; Jordan where she was rebaptized in the River Jordan (where Jesus was baptized); also visited Petra.  Crossed the equator many times becoming a “Turtleback”.  She loved the sea!

Was promoted through the ranks to Petty Officer First Class and qualified for Chief Petty Officer earlier this year.

Was very proud to receive her bachelor’s degree in history.  Planning to teach history at the college level after retiring from the Navy.  She discovered a love for teaching while being an instructor at Great Lakes Naval Base Center for Surface Combat Systems as a master training specialist.  Requiring excellence in leadership, technical competence, application of instructional methodology.

One of her other loves was photography-taking photos of sites around the world:  Thailand, Hawaii, England (Stonehenge), Scotland, France, Jerusalem, Jordan and Hong Kong.

Loved hiking and visiting National Parks, hoping to visit everyone, having already visited over 50 national parks and monuments.  This stemmed from her love of history.

She enjoyed running, completing 5ks in numerous cities.

She was a devoted daughter, sister, and adoring aunt.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Donations in Suzzanna’s name may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, USO, or to the Champaign Public Library.

Private family services will be held.  Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Champaign.

May she forever have, fair winds and following seas.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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