In Memory of Russell "Russ" C. Bubke



Russell "Russ" C. Bubke
Russell "Russ" C. Bubke
Born: May 25, 1945
Died: June 13, 2018
Age: 73
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Russell "Russ" C. Bubke
May 25, 1945 - June 13, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Russell “Russ” C. Bubke, age 73, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard Salcido will officiate; with Committal Services following in the Morgan Township Cemetery of Schleswig, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Russell “Russ” C. Bubke, the son of Marvin and Betty (Hannel) Bubke, was born on May 25, 1945, in Sac City, Iowa. Russ grew up on the family farm south of Ida Grove, Iowa and graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1963.

On September 5, 1965, Russ was united into marriage to Judith “Judy” Carstensen in the Zion Lutheran Church of Denison, Iowa.  The couple settled down on the family farm south of Ida Grove, Iowa and Russ and Judy were blessed with two daughters Wendy and Tamra.

A lifelong farmer, Russ owned and operated a dairy farm up until 1983. Russ started working for the John Deere Dealerships of Denison and Ida Grove as a parts and service man for 14 years.  Russ then went into the lawn and landscaping business with his grandsons Justin and Tanner called RJ&T Lawn and Landscaping.

Russ was a lifelong Lutheran and a faithful member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  He was a 15 year board member of AMPI and enjoyed gardening, spending time with family, taking tractor rides on his 1967 John Deere 4020; watching RFD T.V., collecting John Deere tractor toys and memorabilia, and decorating his home for the holidays.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Betty Bubke; his maternal and paternal grandparents; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 52 years, Judy Bubke of Ida Grove, IA; daughters Wendy (Mike) Bachman of Leigh, NE and Tamra Bubke of Lewisville, TX; grandchildren Justin (Chelsea) Gross of Ida Grove, IA, Tanner Gross of Ida Grove, IA and Taya Gross of Leigh, NE; great-grandson Cameron Gross of Ida Grove, IA; step grandchildren Kaitlin, Kara, Shane, and Brendan Bachman of Norfolk, NE; brothers Randy (Arlis) Bubke of Sioux Center, IA and Jon (Bea) Bubke of Perkins, OK; sisters Linda Bubke of Ida Grove, IA and Shirley (Tom) Conover of Holstein, IA; and extended family and friends.

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Monday
June 18, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Richard Salcido

CASKET BEARERS

Marelle Knudsen
Burdelle Knudsen
Mike Gross
Larry Landgraf
Stefan Wunschel
Mark Janssen
Lawayne Gronau
Scott Vandusen

Honorary Pallbearers
Roy Johnson
Lanny Cipperley
Jack Rupp
Dale Wellendorf
Terry Lovett
Merle Lansink

VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Christensen - Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Sam Lee, Vocalist


"How Great Thou Art"
"As The Deer"
"Lift High The Cross"


INTERMENT

Morgan Township Cemetery
Schleswig, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 9:24 AM
“Sorry to hear of Russ's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jerry Boger
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 4:13 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to your family. Russ was my classmate in the class of 63. He was a great guy and know he will be missed. ”
- Darrell and Vicki Madsen
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:13 AM
“So sorry to hear of Russ' passing Enjoyed having Lunch with you guys at the Clay county fair last year.
Thinking of you and your Family.”
- Dianne (Kalher) Young
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:36 AM
“Judy and to Linda
My deepest sympathy in the passing of Russ. I too have wonderful memories at Grant Trinity Lutheran Church Russ had a great laugh. May your great memories of him give you peace ”
- Diane (Ernst) Taylor
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:36 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Take everything to God in prayer. He will get you through this difficult time. ”
- LaDonna Rasmussen
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:14 AM
“Judy and Family: our deepest sympathies to everyone. Russ was a very kind and considerate person. May God give you peace and understanding through this difficult time. ”
- Karen & Vern (Woody) Wood
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:14 AM
“Judy and Family, we were so sorry to hear about Russ. What would we do without the knowledge that our loved ones are in heaven with Jesus? Our sincere sympathy to all of you.”
- Arthur and Darla Krueger
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:18 PM
“Judy, sending sympathy and prayers. May you find comfort through your memories ”
- Laurel Ksiser
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:18 PM
“Judy and family sorry to hear of the passing of Russ. Our sympathy to you all. Dick and Jo Streck”
- Dick and Jo Streck
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:18 PM
“Russ was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know Him, and He will be missed by all. I will miss His smile. His whole face would light up. --The Varner family.”
- The Varners
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:18 PM
“Judy and families, We were saddened to hear of Russ's passing. Always enjoyed our visits at Ida Bowl. Russ always had a smile and will be missed by all. Our sympathy.”
- Robert & Marie Baker
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:21 PM
“You have my prayers and sympathy.Hugs to your family at this difficult time.”
- Sandra Lockwood
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:04 AM
“We are sending prayers to your whole family during this difficult time....My God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. Jan and Bob carney”
- Jan and Bob carney
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:04 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Bubke clan. Russ is a wonderful person. I always enjoyed working with him at UBI. He always had a smile. He surly will be missed!
- Connie Larson
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:22 AM
“My deepest sympathy Judy, to you and your family during this difficult time.”
- Nancy Teut
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:22 PM
“Judy and family, I'm so sadden to hear this! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you. Russ was a great guy and will be dearly missed!”
- Tonya Dupre
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:22 PM
“Judy and Family,
So very sorry to learn of Russ's passing. He was always such a pleasant guy, from the time we played softball and Walther League activities many years ago at the Trinity Lutheran Church by Ida Grove to the present. He was always ready to visit when our paths crossed, never had a bad word to say about anyone and always a positive attitude. His sister, Linda, and I were confirmed together and we have many fond memories of our times at Grant Church. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad time but also be comforted in knowing we will see Russ again when he greets us when we reach our real home in Heaven. May God grant you His Eternal Peace.
Loren and Janice Grell Jepsen”
- Janice and Loren Jepsen
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:22 PM
“To Tamra and the entire Bubke family:
I am ever so sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and the solace that only God can provide.
I hope you find comfort in the fact that in life and in death we belong to the Lord.
Sincere regards.”
- Theo Anno
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:22 PM
“I am so sorry ”
- Chery Brennan
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