GIDEON -- Hubert Breece, 86, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 16, 2008, in the Gideon Care Center.
Born Sept. 19, 1922, in Parma, son of the late Nathan and Pearl Brown Breece, he was a longtime resident of Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
On July 6, 1951, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he married Mary Vlahandres who preceded him in death on March 30, 2005.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Hershel Breece, Russell Breece and Howard Breece, and by one sister, Marie Smith.
Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth Breece of Haiku, Hawaii, and Ronald Breece of San Diego, Calif.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie.
The Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.