A memorial service was held for Dennis Lubbers on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke, SD with Pastor Clyde Teel officiating.
Music was provided by Kylee and Ashley Odenbach.
Urn bearers were Jennie Lubbers, Hannah Lubbers, Gracie Lubbers, Wyatt Miller, Jack Miller and Sam Miller.
Inurnment was in the Graceland Cemetery in Burke, SD. Clausen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements,
Dennis Dean (Butch) Lubbers was born September 18, 1939 in Burke, South Dakota in the Burke Hospital, he was the only one of six children born in the hospital. Dennis attended a one room country school four miles east of Burke. He graduated from Burke High School in 1958.
Dennis married Myrtle Odenbach May 25, 1963. He was a jack of all trades, restoring cars, houses and his passion airplanes. He served on the Burke Volunteer Fire Department for several years.
Dennis enlisted in the Army right out of high school serving two years state side. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Burke, SD where he worked for various companies in the area, he and Myrtle started Burke Installation.
Dennis went back to school when he was in his mid-40’s for airplane mechanics. He enjoyed working at BAR Born Again Restoration in Owatonna, MN, where he worked building the Sikorsky S-38B amphibian replica for SC Johnson.
He loved attending air shows in Oshkosh, WI. Some of his actives were racing go-carts, snowmobiling in the Black Hills, canoeing down the Niobrara River, camping and fishing at the river with family and friends.
Dennis leaves behind his wife Myrtle Ann (Odenbach) and his two children: Chad and wife Kayla; his daughter Kim and husband Mark Miller and six grandkids: Jennie, Hannah, Gracie, Wyatt, Jack, Sam; his brothers-in-law: Lee and wife Sandra Odenbach and Len Odenbach; his brother Bob and Elsie, his sisters, Theresa and Virginia, and his sister in-law Jennie.
Dennis passed away July 3, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 79 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Emma (Krussel) Lubbers, mother and father in-law Ed and Elva (Audiss) Odenbach, brother William, Ed, brothers in-law Louis Brozik and Darla Ellis, infant sister Patricia, and sister-in-law Jeanie Odenbach.