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Tommy Lee Bubke

December 12, 1946 — March 15, 2024

Schleswig

Tommy Lee Bubke, the son of Irvin and Wacille Bubke, passed away at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, on March 15, 2024, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 3 days.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig with burial in Morgan Cemetery south of Schleswig. Visitation will be from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Tommy was born in Battle Creek, Iowa on December 12, 1946. He graduated from Schleswig High School in 1965. Tommy mar-ried Catherine Schoenfeld on November 23, 1969, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Four children were born to this union. Tommy and Cathy made their home in Denison until 1975 when they moved into their present home in Schleswig.

After high school, Tommy moved to Tucson, Arizona and worked as a mechanic. In 1968, he moved back to Schleswig and began working for Mahoney Trucking where he developed his passion for trucking. In 1971, Tommy started working at Farm-land Foods, retiring in 2011. During his retirement, he enjoyed his part-time work with D&N Disposal and Reimer Farms.

Tommy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, driving the countryside, truck-ing, watching NASCAR and Mark Martin, cheering on the Indi-anapolis Colts, and watching westerns. He cherished the time spent with his family.

Tommy is survived by his wife Cathy Bubke of Schleswig; three daughters: Kelly (Darren) Wessel of Schleswig; Kim (John) Pe-ters of Le Mars; Krista (Joe) Riesselman of Manilla; a son TJ Bubke of Schleswig; Grandchildren: Taylor and Daniel Ahlers; Katie Peters and fiancé Matt Onken; Johnathan, Wyatt and Calvin Riesselman; and Bryli and Brenna Bubke; a great-grandson Kade Ahlers; six siblings: Sam Lee; Donnie Bubke; Tim (Lila) Bubke; Roger (Vickie) Bubke; Terry (LaVonne) Schulte; and Marie Schulte; his in-laws Mary and Mitch Hansen and Gale Schoenfeld; and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Wacille Bubke and Francis and Edyth Schulte; his in-laws Nor-man and Marilyn Schoenfeld; his siblings: Leon Bubke, Mike Bubke, Leroy Bubke, Steven Bubke, Barbara Lyman, David Schulte and Diane Schulte.

Tommy's service is livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C919Er-PIhg
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Visitation

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Immanuel Lutheran Church

501 Glad St, Schleswig, IA 51461

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Immanuel Lutheran Church

501 Glad St, Schleswig, IA 51461

Burial will follow at Morgan Cemetery south of Schleswig.

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