Lubken, Dwight L.


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 antiquing.

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 64065-0001

Guestbook for Lubken, Dwight L.

9:51PM Jan 10th, 2018
I am glad he was an uncle. We both shared the study of U.S. history, both in books and discussions.
Fred and Brenda Johnston (Columbus, NE)

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