In Memory of Dwaine "Pete" Bubke

Dwaine "Pete" Bubke
Dwaine "Pete" Bubke
Born: September 12, 1927
Died: October 26, 2018
Age: 91
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Dwaine "Pete" Bubke
September 12, 1927 - October 26, 2018

Dwaine “Pete” Bubke, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido and Rev. Neil Wehmas will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, IA.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 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

Dwaine “Pete” Bubke was born on September 12, 1927, near Battle Creek, IA, the son of Emil and Anna (Petersen) Bubke. At the age of two years he moved with his family to the family farm south of Ida Grove, IA. He attended country school at Grant #7.

On August 22, 1948, he was united in marriage to Elaine Teghtmeyer in the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove. This incredible union lasted more than 70 years. Six children were born to this union: Patricia, Sandra, Dennis, David, Leslie, and Rodney. Pete and Elaine spent the next 38 years raising their family and farming in Ida and Sac Counties. From 1987-1993 they owned and operated the Chief Motel in Pocahontas, IA. In 1993, the couple retired to Ida Grove.

Pete enjoyed gardening, golfing, bowling, and was an avid reader. The most important thing to him was his family.

Dwaine is survived by his wife Elaine; children Pat (George) Davison, Sandy (Daryl) Hecht, Dennis (Cathy) Bubke, Dave (Leslie) Bubke, Les (Libbi) Bubke, Rod (Nancy) Bubke; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; sister Helen Piper.

He was preceded in death by his parents Emil and Anna Bubke; brothers Irvin, Glen, Elmer, Marvin and Raymond; sisters Ella and Irene; daughter-in-law Denise; and grandson Dwaine.


2:30 p.m., Monday
October 29, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido
Rev. Neil Wehmas


Casey Bubke
Derek Davison
Kyle Bubke
Neil Bubke
Collin Bubke
Karl Strosche


3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 28, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


" I Know My Redeemer Lives"
"He's Risen, He's Risen"
"The Lord's Prayer"
"For All The Saints"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:56 PM
“Rest in peace Uncle Pete. I have lots of "young" memories from the farm. Love, thoughts and prayers to Aunt Elaine and the close and extended family.”
- Jill Thiare
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:55 AM
“My sympathy to the family members of Pete. I will always remember him as a very caring person. Take care to all.”
- Steven Harnack
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“We are sorry for your loss.”
- Wayne and Marlo Schoer
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 6:34 PM
“To the family of uncle Pete Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God be with you as you cope with this loss. With love Jan & Dan”
- Janet & Dan Spotts
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