Stella R. Lubbers, 92, St. Anthony

stella-lubbersStella R. Lubbers, 92, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday (November 22) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Schnellville November 27, 1923, to Cyrene and Veronica (Dudine) Welp. Monsignor John Dudine married Stella and and Roman J. Lubbers May 2, 1942, in New Albany. Roman died November 23, 2009.

Stella retired from Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper and also worked for Tri-Cap in Jasper. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony of Padua Campus and the St. Anthony Christian Mothers, the Jasper Circle of Daughters of Isabella, the St. Anthony American Legion Post No. 493 Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, VFW Post No. 673 Auxiliary, Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Dubois County Museum. She enjoyed baking, embroidery, making crafts, flower gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by five daughters, Janet Kluemper and husband Dave, Jasper, Ruth Goepfrich and husband Jim and Jean Weyer and husband John, all of Ferdinand, and Judy Kersteins and husband Ralph and Rhonda Knust and husband Gary, all of St. Anthony; two sons, Roman Joe Lubbers and wife Janet and Ronnie Lubbers and wife Mich, all of St. Anthony; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Merlyn Welp and wife Kathy, Schnellville.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Marie Lubbers, one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Geopfrich, her step-mother; Mary Welp, two sisters, Virginia Schnell-Fleck and Ethellee Welp, and two brothers; Virgil and Clifford Welp.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. The St. Anthony Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The St. Anthony American Legion Post No. 493 auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, the Dubois County Museum, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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