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St. Theodore Catholic Church
Friday June 10th, 2016
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Friday June 10th, 2016

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Elaine Elizabeth Lubitz

Funeral services for Elaine Elizabeth Lubitz, age 89, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at St. Theodore Catholic Church.  Father Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Interment will be at St. Theodore Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Elaine died Monday, June 6, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Albert Lea.

Elaine E. Lubitz was born April 17, 1927 in Easton, MN, the daughter of William and Ethel (Stevermer) Sippel. She graduated high school in Delavan, MN.  On September 26, 1946, Elaine married Michael “Jack” Lubitz in Easton.  She worked in a hemp factory in Wells during World War II.  They moved to Nicollet where they owned a General Store for 10 years. In 1959 they moved to Easton and in 1966, they moved to Albert Lea where she worked at J.C.Penny’s for 25 years. In 1983, the couple each got their realtors licenses.  Elaine enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing.  She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the National Catholic Order of Foresters.  

Elaine is survived by her children, Dale (Linda) Lubitz of Chaska, Joseph (Julie) Lubitz of Stillwater, Jean (Herb) Waugh of Clear Lake, IA, and Marvel (Mike) Neubauer of Golden Valley; grandchildren, Chad Clancy, Shane (Courtney) Clancy, Erin Clancy, Michael Lubitz, Jamie (Jason) Mielke, Dustin Lubitz, Allison (David) Brooks, Daniel (Dara) Neubauer, Tim Lubitz, and Brian Lubitz; step-grandchildren, Kristy (Brian) Hovenga and Michael (DeAnna) Waugh; great-grandchildren, Owen, Ethan, Bree, Ivory Rose, Alexis, Devon, Isaac, Chloe, Justin, Kyle, and Valin; several in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-grandson, Dylan Brooks; brothers, Donald, Leo, and Joe Sippel; sisters, Marie Claude, Shorty Trembley, and Cora Ann Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Disabled American Veterans or St. Theodore Catholic Church.

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Jean and Herb, saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, you have my deepest sympathy!


MARV HACKBART Jun 10 2016 12:00 AM

Marvel -

We were very sorry to learn of your mother's death.  Please accept our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Roger and Stephanie

Roger Sorensen and Stephanie Boaeuf Jun 7 2016 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the entire Lubitz family. May God grant you mercy and comfort during  this time of grief.
"Blessed are those who mourn"

Jim and Yvette Flanagan Jun 7 2016 12:00 AM