Mark J. KubeJanuary 22, 1938 ~ October 12, 2019 (age 81)
A Celebration of Life for Mark J. Kube, 81, Norfolk, will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Norfolk Veterans Home. Reverend Roger Kube will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors conducted by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644. Visitation with family will begin at 10:00 a.m, Saturday at the Norfolk Veterans Home Chapel. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Mark was born January 22, 1938 on their family farm near Plainview, Nebraska to his parents Emil and Anna (Schock) Kube. He graduated from Norfolk High School in 1955. Mark served in the U.S. Army from 1961 through 1963 spending most of that time in Germany. He then worked as a brakeman, switchman and conductor for 30 years for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. After retirement from the railroad, Mark continued to enjoy tending to his farm and animals.
In his younger years, Mark was a Golden Gloves boxing champion. He was an avid reader and enjoyed dancing. He enjoyed attending household and farm auctions as well as weekly trips to the local salebarn. Mark appreciated his coffee time with his friends at the Truck Haven and Cubbies truck stops.
He is survived by his long-time companion and special friend Henrietta Ruskamp and her children Debbie, Rodney and Mary Jo, brother Don (Loretta) Kube of Meridian, ID, sister June Pieper of Longmont, CO, sister-in-law Melva Kube of Norfolk, NE, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Jimmy, Melvin, Elmer, Alice (Boardman), Harold, and Dale.