Walter Funeral Homes

Serving the communities of Freeman, Marion and Bridgewater, South Dakota

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Glen Lubbers was born on August 14, 1931 on the family farm in Hanson County near Emery, South Dakota to John and Pearl (Terveen) Lubbers. He attended country school at Taylor #2 until 1942 then went to Emery Community School graduating in 1949 from Emery High School. Glen served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict.

He was stationed in Germany. On December 2, 1954 he married Marlene Decker at Plum Creek Baptist Church. They were blessed with three children; Mary Jo, Carol, and Darin. They farmed west of Emery for over sixty years. In October of 2017 Glen entered Diamond Care Center, Bridgewater, South Dakota. He passed away on February 20, 2019 at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 87 years.

During his lifetime he served on the Emery School Board as president, Pleasant Township Board as treasurer, The Emery Community Cemetery Board and was a member of the Smith-Jarding American Legion Post #166. Glen enjoyed bowling, trap shooting and attending basketball games.

Awaiting a blessed reunion are his wife, Marlene, Diamond Care Center, Bridgewater, daughters Mary Jo Huber and husband Terry, of Creighton, Nebraska, Carol Porcher and husband, Steve, of Freeland, Maryland, and son, Darin and wife Beth of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Five grandchildren Sarah Vandersnick, and husband Brett, of Rochester, Minnesota, Andrew Huber and wife Kelly, of Sacramento, California, Jonathan Huber of Stockton, California, Blaze Lubbers and Brock Lubbers of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two great-grandchildren Jackson and Elise Vandersnick of Rochester, Minnesota and a brother-in-law Wayne Decker of Parkston, as well as nieces and nephews.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Jucht and Ruth Fligge; two brothers-in-law, Harvey Jucht and Douglas Fligge; one sister-in-law, Bernice Decker and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Huber.


Four generations of care