Luebke, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Luebke, 88, Gillett, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. She was born on May 11, 1925, to the late Charles and Hilda (Bourassa) Loberger of Oconto. Dorothy married Carl H. Luebke in Aug. 1946 in Oconto. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1984. Dorothy taught elementary school 30 plus years. She belonged to the VFW Auxiliary, NORTA, WREA and volunteered at the Oconto Falls Hospital. She was a faithful member of St. John's Catholic Church in Gillett, where she served on the altar society and served as a Eucharistic minister. Dorothy loved to spend time with her family and friends. She especially cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved to visit the casinos, travel, play cards, bowl, and winter in Florida.
Dorothy will be missed by her three sons, two daughters and their families; Tom (Sharon) Luebke and their children, Joshua (Sierra) and Jessica; Michael (Susan) Luebke and their children, David (Kimiko) Luebke and Ryan (Anita) Luebke; David (Heidi) Luebke and their children, Hans and Bjorn; Susan (Roger) Johnson and their children, Lisa (Michael) Cronan, Matthew Johnson and Monica (James) Quinn; Mary (Louis) Bahrke and their children, Craig (Michelle)Bahrke and Carrie (Brian) Bartel. She will also be greatly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister, Ruth (Rollyn) Radke, a brother, Jim (Bev) Loberger, sisters-in-law, Jan and Darlene Loberger, a brother-in-law, Gene Behringer, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy is preceded in death by baby sister, Mary, brothers, Lee, Richard, and Paul Loberger; a sister, Margaret Behringer. Also, her in-laws, Arthur, William, Ken (Evelyn), and Evelyn Luebke, Grace (Paul) Widebrook, and Ruth (Lloyd) Pastel, two nephews, a niece and special friend Marvin Eschner.
Friends called at Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, from 5 to 7 P.M. Friday, November 15, 2013 and then from 9 to 10 A.M. at St. John's Catholic Church in Gillett Saturday November 16, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 A.M. with burial at Wanderer's Rest Cemetery, Gillett.
Special thanks to the staff at Meadowlands Assisted Living, Community Memorial Hospital, Woodland Village Nursing Center, Heartland Hospice, and Dr. Elkins for dedicated and compassionate care.
Published in Oconto County Reporter on Nov. 20, 2013