RANDOLPH — Ailene Mary Gubbels, 88, Randolph, died Dec. 9, 2020, at Colonial Manor, Randolph.
Private funeral services were Dec. 15 at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. Father Timothy Forget and Deacon Doug Tunink officiating.
Public visitation and a Christian Wake were Monday at the church, under direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Interment was at Saint Jane Frances Catholic Cemetery, Randolph.
Pallbearers were Ailene’s grandchildren, Kyle Gubbels, Casey Gubbels, Jerad Gubbels, Joel Bittner, Dylan Loberg and Drew Loberg, and granddaughter, Riley Bittner.
Honorary pallbearers were Ailene’s greatgrandchildren, Boland Gubbels, BryderGubbels, Bronx Gubbels, Brand Gubbels, Kane Gubbels and Great Granddaughters Payton Gubbels and Quinn Gubbels.
Ailene was born Jan. 4, 1932, at Bow Valley,to Alphonse and Josephine (Burbach) Rameil. She was a 1950 graduate of Mount Marty High School, Yankton, S.D. She began working in the Cedar County Clerk’s office at Cedar County Courthouse, Hartington, and in May 1951, worked for three and one half years as Deputy Cedar County Clerk. Ailene married Eugene Gubbels June 7, 1955, at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph. The couple made their home on a farm east of Randolph raising four children. The family farmed and raised livestock until April 1993 when they retired. They built a home in Randolph and moved to town.
She was a member of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church; P.C.C.W.; Christian Mothers; Wareham Club and Modern Mrs.
Ailene loved to travel, fish, golf, bowl, enjoyed taking grandkids fishing and playing cards. She was an awesome cook and was well known for her pies.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Gene Gubbels, Randolph; four children, Kelly and LaRee Gubbels, Randolph; Bill and Joan Gubbels, Randolph; Joan and Tom Bittner, Lincoln; Jackie and Darin Loberg, Randolph; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three siblings, Detta and Wally Gubbels, Randolph; Velma Jean and Delwyn Lange, Randolph; and Larry and Leslie Rameil of El-jebel, CO.
Preceding her in death are her parents, one great-grandchild, Martha Jane Bittner.
The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers.