Jerome “Bud” Lubbesmeier, 92, Sauk Rapids
December 6, 1924 – January 9, 2017
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake for Jerome “Bud” Lubbesmeier, age 92, who passed away Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Thomas Becker will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church in Mayhew Lake.
Bud was born Dec. 6, 1924 in St. Cloud to Frank & Hildegard (Kalkman) Lubbesmeier. He married Eleanor Rudnicki on May 27, 1952. Bud farmed in the Mayhew Lake area, retiring in 1989. He then worked for Design Line Cabinets and also worked for the St. Cloud Park & Rec. Dept. at Wilson Park for many years. Bud was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake. He enjoyed woodworking, bird watching and hunting. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and was very proud of them! Bud was a hardworking, kind hearted, gentle, simple, genuine man with a great sense of humor.
Survivors include his children, Tom (Rose) of Mayhew Lake, Jill of Rochester, Kim (Jim) Hanson of Coon Rapids and Jay (Sue Visconti) of Bloomington; grandchildren, Amy, Todd, Jake, Daniel and Kasey; and great grandchildren, Kailee, Raylee, Aubrie and Jacgkson. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor on Sept. 25, 2001; sisters, Mary Lou Burns and Rita Behrend; granddaughter, Katie; and son-in-law, Paul Henke.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home and St. Croix Hospice for the wonderful care given to Bud.