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Rosemary "Rosie" Lubbe

Rosemary "Rosie" Lubbe

Rosemary "Rosie" Lubbe, age 82, of Quincy went to heaven on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:15 pm.
Rosie was born September 6, 1938, in Spring Valley, IL, the only daughter of Joseph and Lucille (Kujawa) Kalman. They moved to Quincy when she was 3. She married Norman Lubbe on May 19, 1962, in St Francis Solanus Catholic Church. They had just celebrated 59 years of marriage. He survives.

Rosie attended St Francis School and Notre Dame High School. She and Norm were active members of the former St. Dominic Catholic Church and later St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Rosie was the school secretary at St. Dominic School for over 25 years and volunteered her services for many of those years. During that time, Rosie developed lifelong friendships with the Dominican Sisters who taught at St. Dominic's. Throughout Rosie's health struggles the last three years, we are assured that the loving prayers and support of those Sisters as well as her family and friends provided her the courage and strength to continue living each day to its fullest.

In addition to her years of service at St. Dominic, Rosie spent many more years volunteering at St. Francis and Ladies of Charity and was a Dominican Associate for 30 years since the beginning of the program.

Rosie was the loving matriarch of her family. She was very devoted to and proud of her family and loved celebrating all their accomplishments, especially those of her grandchildren. She was their biggest cheerleader!

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children: John Lubbe and his wife Renee, Susan Kempen and her husband Andy, and Tim Lubbe and his wife Melissa; grandchildren: Caroline, Kate, Lauren, Joseph and Sarah Lubbe. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents and half-brother Eugene Kalman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church or St. Dominic School.

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From:
Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
Comments:
Norm so sorry to read about Rosie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Dianne O’Brien Pettit
Pella, IA
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John and Lubbe family- you will be in my prayers and thought in the upcoming days and thereafter. Eternal rest grant unto her May her soul and souls of faithful departed through the mercy of God Rest In Peace
From:
Donna Fischer Faust
Ballwin, MO
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To the Lubbe family-
I'm so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. She has put up a good fight. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
From:
Jan Smith
Maywood, MO
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So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed doing volunteer work with .Rosie. Will miss her sense of humor.
From:
Tonya Hiland
Dayton, OH
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I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May she now be pain free and in paradise. Prayers are with you. Tara’s Sister
From:
fred bloss
Quincy, IL
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A great lady has achieved her reward. May God comfort you with the memories you share.
From:
Mary McCaughey Kahrs
Benton, KS
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To know Rosie was to love her. She was always a delight to see and catch up with. She truly loved people. My deepest sympathies to John, Susie, Tim and Norm.
From:
Sandi Plank
Quincy, IL
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My sympathy to all of Rosie’s family and friends. She was a kind and helpful person when I taught at St. Dominics..
From:
Don and Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Norm we were so sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing. She was a great gal and always had a smile on her face. May she Rest In Peace and now will not be suffering.
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Greg Welchans
Ellisville, MO
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What a wonderful person….even as I was a kid she had a unique ability to make you feel like you were the most important she had ever talked to. What a good and faithful servant to her faith and the people she knew. I wish I could be there John.
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Dennis & Kitty Conley
Carmel, IN
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Dear Tim, Melissa, Joseph & Sarah, We pray for peace to all of you. Your mother is in a place full of light, full of Grace. May it bring you some peace to know that your mother knows only peace now.
From:
Lisa
Quincy, IL
Comments:
It was a great honor and pleasure to work with Ms. Rosie. She will be missed dearly. My condolences to the family! Rest in Heaven beautiful
Lady
From:
Terri (Campbell) Seybold
Punta Gorda, FL
Comments:
Susie, (and Lubbe family),
I’m so sorry for the loss of Rosie. She was a gem of lady - so funny and upbeat!!! I last saw her at Aldi in Quincy, and she did not fail to make me laugh/smile!
From:
Lonny Lemon
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Susie, John, Tim, and Norm. I am so sorry for your loss. Rosie was the life of every room she shared with others. I have so many great memories of stories and laughs we shared at Jim and Lou’s. She always made me smile when she pulled me into her office at St Dominics to “catch up on the latest,” when I stopped with QND kids. I will pray that God brings you the strength you need in the tough moments ahead and that HE blesses you with many great memories of your lives together. God Bless.
Lonny
From:
Catherine (Grueter) Rovey
Chatham, IL
Comments:
Rosie was a fun lady and always so lively. I met her in 1974 while I was a student at then Quincy College. She let me enjoy the comfort of the Lubbe home to babysit during her weekly bowling evenings. Seems like she usually had Herb Alpert and the tijuana brass playing. More recently I had spoken and reminisce with her on the phone but never did get to see her face to face. Sorry for your loss Lubbe family. Hope you hold many happy memories of Rosie in your hearts. She was a joy. God bless, Catherine Rovey (Grueter)
From:
Helga A. Williams
Quincy, IL
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Our condolences. Rosie will be greatly missed and always remembered.
From:
Al Tate
Quincy, IL
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Norm, and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Rosie’s passing!! She was always fun to be around, and you always knew where you stood with her which was a lot of fun!! God Bless and Prayers to you Norm and your Great Family!!πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ