Obituary of Eugene Kubitza
Eugene Thomas Kubitza was born on August 28, 1929, in Philbrook, MN, the son of Thomas and Theresa (Ziegler) Kubitza. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Antonia Humbert on April 4, 1959, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in South Minneapolis, MN. Gene worked for Minneapolis Moline and retired after 33 years from YRC Trucking in 1990. During retirement, Gene work at Jeff Belzer driving dealer trades. Gene enjoyed fixing T.V. and radios; doing body work on cars; making bird feeders, and time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Prior Lake V.F.W.
Gene died on Monday, May 8, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN at the age of 88 years.
He is survived by his wife - Antonia of Springfield, MN; children - Shawno (Craig) Shelby of Eagan, MN, Shelley (Daniel) Olson of Springfield, MN, Thomas Kubitza of Burnsville, MN and Sandra (Scott) Poeschel of Cottage Grove, MN; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son - James Allen in infancy; and sisters - Dorothy Skold, Marjorie Born, and Rita Drew.