David S. Luebke
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David S. Luebke, age 63, of 9008 Lakeshore Road, Newton died unexpectedly on Monday, August 20, 2012.
David was born July 17, 1949 in Sheboygan, son of the late Lester & Linda (Schreiber) Luebke.
He was a 1967 graduate of Howards Grove High School.
On December 5, 1970, David married the former Julianne Gabsch at St. James United Church of Christ in Spring Valley.
David recently retired from Miller and Boeldt Implement in Plymouth. His previous employers were Newton Implement, Imig Implement, and Francis Schneider Garage. He also drove truck for Eastwind Acres (Athorp Family Farm) and did many side jobs for several area farms.
David was a member of St. James United Church of Christ and enjoyed singing with the choir. He also spent several years working with Sunday School children and was known by many as "Grandpa David". He also was a member of the Haven Fire Department for 35 years and served many positions with the Department.
David enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and many friends. He loved playing music, especially his accordion for everyone to enjoy. In his younger years he formed the Polka Kings polka band with friends from high school. In his spare time David enjoyed tractor pulling, snowmobiling with his sons and his brother Henry, polka dancing, restoration of tractors, and attending tractor events. Branson and Dyersville, IA were his favorite vacation destinations.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Julianne, his daughters, Michelle (Keith) Mauk, Cleveland, Tracy Luebke & special friend, Jim Sommer, Sheboygan, his sons, William (Kelly) Luebke, Cleveland, Daniel (Amy) Luebke, Sheboygan and grandchildren; Katelynn & Bradley Mauk, Douglas & Jared Luebke, Paige & Brandon Meyer & Justin Luebke. He is further survived by two sisters, Lila Vogt, Manitowoc, Loretta (Alvin) Kracht, Newton, three brothers, Harold (Ann) Luebke, Valders, Roy Luebke, Manitowoc, Wayne Luebke, Manitowoc, sisters-in-law, Myra Luebke, Newton, Naomi Luebke, Howards Grove, Betty Kretsch, Manitowoc, Doris (Dale) Sprenger, Howards Grove, brother-in-law, Allen Gabsch, Howards Grove, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law & mother-in-law, Alfred & Norma Gabsch, two brothers, Henry & Alfred Luebke, nephew, Jeffrey Vogt, brothers-in-law, Arland Vogt and Edward Kretsch and sister-in-law, Katherine Gabsch.
Per his wishes, David chose to be a tissue donor and his family has honored those wishes.
Funeral services for David will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, August 24, 2012 at St. James United Church of Christ, Spring Valley with Rev. William Kesting officiating.
Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St., Kiel on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and at the church on Friday from 9:00 am until the time of service.
Memorial donations can be made to St. James United Church of Christ, Haven Fire Department,
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David's family would like to extend a special thank you to the Howards Grove First Responder, Orange Cross Ambulance, Ada Fire Department and ASMMC Emergency Department.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Published in Sheboygan Press from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2012