PLAINS – Allen E. Lubbers, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover.
He was born May 21, 1925, to Ike and Alice (Workman) Lubbers in Ensign.
He attended the Ensign school system, graduating from Ensign High School in 1943.
Upon his graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines during World War II. He later enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, serving for four years.
He married Doris Davis Aug. 14, 1954, at the Presbyterian Church in Kingsdown. She survives.
Later in 1955, the couple moved to Plains where he began his tenure with the Bunge Corporation. In 1987, after 30 years of service to Bunge, he retired as the manager.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Plains; the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Dodge City; American Legion, Plains; a former member of the Moose Lodge; and was a scout leader for many years. During his years with the Boy Scouts, he received his Eagle Scout, served on the Boy Scout Council; attended the National Jamboree; and transported many area scouts to camp in Colorado.
After retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling, spending the winters in Bullhead City, Ariz., and returning to Plains in the summer and fall. During his time home in Plains, he assisted area farmers and Reiss Farm Equipment with the summer and fall harvest by driving a semi. He enjoyed repairing televisions, electronic equipment, and spending time with family and friends.
He is also survived by his children, Gilford Lubbers and wife, Marta, Dripping Springs, Texas, Paula Lubbers, Meade, and Karla Short and husband, Bill, Bela Vista, Ark.; one brother, Ben Lubbers, Evergreen, Colo.; two sisters, Martha Loewe, Yakama, Wash., and Dorothy Holsten, Enid, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Lubbers; one brother, Donald Lubbers; and one sister, Mary Ann O’Connell.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Plains with the Rev. Neal Foster presiding.
Burial will follow at the Plains Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com.
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