Richard (Dick) Dubbe
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November 6, 2012
Richard (Dick) Dubbe, 83, passed away peacefully on November 6 in Fort Myers, Florida, surrounded by his family. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on January 9, 1929 to Albert and Frieda Dubbe. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, and received a bachelor of electrical engineering degree from the University of MN. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda, and four grateful children - Dean, Jane, John and Kent - and eight admiring grandchildren.
Richard's love of audio and video recording technology led to research and management positions at 3M Company where be obtained numerous patents and awards,developed numerous products, and pioneered the development of today's digital audio and video technology. In retirement, he served many years on the Board of Directors of Lee County Electric Cooperative. His curiosity about everything and his ability to fix anything made for great stories, and his optimism and warm smile made for many friends and good times. He was an inspiration and blessing to those whose lives he touched.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 at Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL. Please join his
family in celebrating the life of Richard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice at Shell Point, c/o Legacy Fdn., 15010 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. 33908.
Arrangements have been entrusted to National Cremation & Burial Society North Ft. Myers, FL.
Published in The News-Press on November 18, 2012