Irving K. Lubke

Irving Karl Luebke was born at home in Fond du Lac on February 1, 1940, to Irving and Gertrude Luebke (nee Bins). He was the fifth of six children, with only one brother Kenneth (Mary) surviving him, after his passing peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Lovingly known as “Charlie” all his life, with no educational opportunities in Fond du Lac at that time for children with disabilities, he went to St. Coletta in Jefferson, WI, where he lived until returning to Fond du Lac.

Charlie enjoyed serving Mass at Alverno at St. Coletta and at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, the day program at the ARC of Fond du Lac, his furry friends at the Hinrichs AFH, monthly lunches out with his brother and having seasonal decorations put up in his rooms. He loved his family, his stuffed animals, flowers, treats, music, doing puzzles and his tv time. In his younger years, he won numerous medals for swimming in Special Olympics.

Besides his parents, his sister Alice and brothers Richard, David and Phillip went to their eternal reward.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews, especially Sharon Judy who brightened his days with cards or little gifts.

Special appreciation to the Franciscan Sisters for the care at St. Coletta, the ARC program and Annette Messmer, who managed his care and aided Charlie’s placement in the Hinrichs AFH, where he thrived under the care of Brook and Joe Hinrichs, and their family. Brook has been Charlie’s angel. Aurora Hospice supported Charlie and his care givers in his final days.

Private Mass and Interment have been held.

Special thanks to St. Francis Home, where he had the opportunity to continue serving Mass and to have his final Mass said for him.