Robert Lubben, the son of William and Dorothea Mittelstadt Lubben, was born on June 1, 1924 in Ewington Township, Jackson County, Minnesota. Bob grew up in Jackson County and attended country school. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rust Twp., Jackson Co. He farmed with his father until he started farming on his own. Robert was united in marriage to Ada Kolander on March 18, 1945 at St. Peter Lutheran Church Delafield Twp., Jackson Co. After their marriage they lived in various towns in southwest Minnesota. In 1973 he married Charolette Weinzetl. Bob later moved and lived in the Flandreau, South Dakota area. In January of 2000 he entered the Riverview Manor in Flandreau and passed away there on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the age of 84. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and bingo.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Duane (Sherre) Lubben of Iowa Falls, IA, Donna (Junior.) Nagorske of Truman, MN, Dean (Mary Jo) Lubben of Fulda, MN, David (Rachelle) Lubben of Trimont, MN, Donald (Ann) Lubben of Fulda, MN, Douglas (Robyn) Lubben of Fulda, MN, Daniel C. (Mary) Lubben of Fulda, Rhonda (Joe) Baumgartner of Fulda, MN and Charleen (Fred) Cain of Flandreau, SD; three step-children, Audrey Aning of Luverne, MN, Brenda Vatland of Flandreau, SD and Deb (John) Benson of Rush City, MN; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Grace Jansen and Bertha (Duane) Anderson both of Worthington, MN and two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Lubben of Worthington, MN and Donna Lubben of Buena Park, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Victor, Eugene and LeRoy Lubben, three sisters, Erna Onken, Hilda Schmidt and Carolyn Balcik, infant brother, Larry Levi Lubben and infant great-granddaughter, Isabella Ackerson.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fulda, MN at 1:30 PM on Friday, June 6, 2008 with the Rev. David Baumgarn officiating. The soloist is A.W. Koopman.The pallbearers are his grandsons, Duane Jr. Lubben, Scott Nagorske, John Dean Lubben, Jared Lubben, Chad Lubben, Joshua Staples, Joshua Lubben, Justin Lubben, Jeff Baumgartner, Ryan Baumgartner, Jacob Lubben, Stephen Cain and Tyler Cain. Honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters, Julie, Michelle, Janine, Jill, Nicole, Chelsie, Bailey, Shelly, Taanya, Candice, Megan and Paige. Interment at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Rust Township, Jackson County, Minnesota.