In Memory of Russell "Russ" C. Bubke
Died: June 13, 2018
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.
10:30 a.m., Monday
June 18, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
Rev. Richard Salcido
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Christensen - Van Houten
Ida Grove, Iowa
Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Sam Lee, Vocalist
"How Great Thou Art"
"As The Deer"
"Lift High The Cross"
Morgan Township Cemetery
Thinking of you and your Family.”
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 ”
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”
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.