YANKTON, S.D. — Lawrence A. Wubben, 96, Yankton, S.D., died March 2, 2020, at Avera Sr. James Care Center, Yankton.
Mass of Christian Burial was March 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Larry Regynski officiating.
Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, with military honors provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791.
Visitation, with a rosary and vigil service was March 9 at the Wintz and Ray Funeral Home, Yankton.
Pallbearers were Andrew Kotalik, Jacob Wubben, Chris Lindahl, Carl Lindahl, Kyle Lindahl and Jason Heimes.
Lawrence Alphonse Wubben was born Nov. 3, 1923, on the family farm in St. Helena, to Joseph and Veronica (Kathol) Wubben. He married Irene Peitz, Menominee, June 1, 1949. Together they farmed the Wubben homestead in rural St. Helena, until his retirement in 1984, when they moved to a new home in Yankton. Lawrence and Irene were residents of the Majestic Bluffs, and as of late, Lawrence was a resident of the Avera Sr. James Care Center for a total of five years. Lawrence grew to love this new community and made many new acquaintances. He loved his family and friends.
Lawrence was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, where he served as a diesel engineer on the ships. He served from February 20, 1945 until his discharge in July of 1946. He enjoyed seeing many parts of the world and loved his job on the ships. He was very proud of his time in the Navy.
Survivors include his six children, Geraldine (Arthur) Kotalik, Yankton, S.D.; Robert Wubben, Yankton, S.D.; Dennis Wubben, Tabor, S.D.; Deanna Lindahl, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Joan (Phil) Heimes, St. Helena; and Joseph Wubben, St. Helena; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Marian Fieldhacker, Milford, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Irene Wubben, in 2018; granddaughter, Nicole Heimes; great-granddaughter, Jenna Sherman; great-grandson, Nathan Lindahl; eight sisters and one brother.