Obit: Kubera, Marjorie D. (1924 – 2006)

Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kubera, Wells, Gardner, Korn, Presley, Lattimer, Berdal, Morey, Lee, Mesner, Benjamin, Olsen, Strand, Phelan, Dowell, Jasek

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, WI) January 18, 2006

Kubera, Marjorie D. (January 9, 1924 - January 11, 2006)

Marjorie D Kubera, age 82, of Marshfield, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at Marshfield Care Center.

Marjorie was born on January 9, 1924 in Rockford, IL, to Harvey and Anna (Wells) Gardner. She was united in marriage to Alvin C Kubera on April 3, 1948 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp.

Marjorie had various jobs in the Chippewa Falls and Thorp areas. She raised a family and was a mother to many. For 20 years she was a house parent at a youth home in Neillsville, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Thorp for 57 years and a volunteer for 16 years at the Marshfield Center. Marjorie loved to travel and spend time with her children and great-grandchildren. Her gentle caring ways will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Alvin; children, Jack (June) Korn of Birchwood; Sheila (Alan) Presley of Sedona, AZ; Kathleen (Marvin) Lattimer of Auburndale; Merry (Barry) Berdal of Frederic; Roger (Judy) Kubera of Roberts; Alan Kubera of Onalaska; four foster children including Kenneth Morey of Chippewa Falls; John Lee of Mondovi; Bernard (Darlene) Mesner of Marshfield; and Marcy (Rick) Benjamin of Danbury; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one brother, Richard Gardner of Machesney Park, IL; five sisters, Barbara Olsen of Ft. Meyers, FL; Helen (Kenneth) Strand of Sebring, FL; Karen (Michael) Phelan of Rockford, IL; Gloria Dowell of Onalaska; and Cheryl Jasek of Trempealeau.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday January 14, 2006, at St. Bernard’s-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp with Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiating.

Burial was in the St. Hedwig’s New Cemetery with Scott Korn, Billy Menzel, Steve Kubera, Heidi Wilson, Tyler Berdal and Trey Les Johnson serving as pallbearers.

God made us all unique in our own special way and we are responsible for what we become in our lifetime. Marjorie K.

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