Gordon H. Lubeck, age 81, of Vesper, WI passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI.
Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vesper. Rev. Andrew Belt will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, October 8 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the church.
Gordon was born February 22, 1940 in the town of Sigel, Wood County, WI to William and Leona (Scheunemann) Lubeck. After attending Rudolph High School, he joined the United States Army, serving in Korea, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. On July 3, 1960, while stationed at Fort Huachuca, AZ, he married his wife of 61 years, Lela (Shortell) Lubeck.
After his military service, he worked as an electrician at Consolidated Papers Inc. in Wisconsin Rapids. He later worked as an appliance repairman for Montgomery Wards, was co-owner of Central Wisconsin Beverage Systems, and eventually retired from Marshfield Clinic where he worked as a heating and air conditioning maintenance man. He was also owner of Gordy’s Appliance in Vesper.
Gordon enjoyed fishing, working on projects with his friends in his shop, and attending the Vesper American Legion meetings where he was a longtime member.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Lela; three sons: Lee (Mikiko) Lubeck of Kobe, Japan, Lonny Lubeck of Necedah, WI, and Lewis (Lori) Lubeck of Vesper; two sisters: Carol Tomfohrde of Vesper and Emily (Gordon) Hansen of Wisconsin Rapids; one brother, Howard (Rissie) Lubeck of Austin, Texas; and one grandson, Ian Lubeck of Kobe, Japan. He is also survived by special young friends Greg and Ashley Zimmerman. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Wayne Lubeck; and brother-in-law Gilbert “Butch” Tomfohrde.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is honored to be assisting the family.
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