Dwight L Lubken, 89, of Lincoln passed away on December 30, 2017. Dwight was
born July 31, 1928, on a farm north of Neligh, Nebraska, to Arthur Alfred
William and Frances Kathryn (Vogt) Lubken.
Dwight's first eight years of education were spent in a one room school house
where the teacher taught grades 1-8 simultaneously. He graduated from Neligh
High School in 1946. During his high school years, he also assisted his father
with chores and farming using the family's work horses. He also found time to
fulfill his love for flying and obtained his private pilot's license. After high
school Dwight served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1946 thru 1949. His primary
tour of duty was in Tokyo, Japan. Dwight also served in the Air Force Reserves
from 1950 thru 1953.
Following his service, Dwight attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
While attending college he met the love of his life, Theba Maxine Blodgett, who
he married on August 12, 1956. While attending college Dwight worked for the
State of Nebraska Department of Roads. After college Dwight continued to work
for the Department of Roads until he retired.
Dwight enjoyed traveling. He visited most U.S. states and several European
countries. Dwight was an avid reader and amassed quite a large personal library.
Throughout his life he continued his interest in aviation, sailing and
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Francis (Vogt) Lubken,
and his wife, Theba (Blodgett) Lubken. Dwight is survived by stepmother, Zella
Lubken of St. Paul, NE, brother, Norman and wife, Cleone Lubken, of Chambers,
NE, half-sister, Alys Lubken of Phoenix, AZ, half-brother, Al and wife, Deanna
Lubken, of Lincoln, NE, half-sister, Elberta Lubken of Wilmington, NC, and many
nephews and nieces.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff members at Tabitha Cove House
for the care and assistance provided during Dwight's final days.
A celebration of Dwight's life will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10th,
at Butherus Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, NE, with Pastor
Nan Kaye-Skinner officiating. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery followed by
a luncheon back at the funeral home. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9th
from 6 to 9 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to The Masonic Children's Home, Fremont, Nebraska;
The NET Foundation for Television, Program Endowment Fund, Lincoln, Nebraska or
Unity School of Christianity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, United Village, Missouri