Robert Wayne Lubeck died Saturday, September 5, 2015, at his residence with the comfort of his family by his side. He was born July 21, 1924, to Emma (Kautz) and Ernest J. Lubeck. He attended local schools and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1942. He earned letters in swimming, diving and track during his highs school years.
From 1943 to 1946 he served in the US Navy in the Atlantic Theater as an Electrician First Class. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He attended Michigan State University in 1947, The University of Wisconsin Madison in 1948, and graduated from Wisconsin State College in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity.
On August 24, 1951, he married Mary McCutcheon at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee.
He taught in the Greenfield Public School system from 1951 to 1953. He then moved to Kenosha and owned and operated Lubeck's Tire Service until 1968. He returned to teaching in 1969 and taught at Frank School until 1987 when he retired. He and his wife owned and operated Music Box Designers from 1975 to 2004.
He was the Wisconsin State AAU Diving Champion in 1946 and 1947. In 1959, he was the Kenosha City Handball Champion. In 1972, he was the Wisconsin State Skeet Shooting Champion. He was a member of the KYG, Rotary Club, Elks Club, Ducks Unlimited-Kenosha chapter, Kenosha Fishing and Conservation Association, Kenosha Education Association, Life member of the Trap Shooting Association of America and the Danish Brotherhood. He was renowned as the expert duck hunter and for many years enjoyed successful fishing on Lake Michigan on his boat, The Teacher's Pet. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling and playing Bridge with his friends.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary, and his three daughters and their partners who brought daily love and joy to his life: Laura Schoor, Amy Lubeck (Kristi Conklin), Betsy Brown (Vern) and son, Justin. He adored and took great pride in his two grandchildren: Eric and Katie Schoor. Other important survivors: Carol (Greg) Meinken of Florida, who he considered his 'adopted' daughter, and his lifelong friend, Paul Richards.
According to his wishes, his body will be donated for research to the Wisconsin Medical College. Services for the celebration of his life will be private.
Wayne's family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice Alliance for their empathic care during the last six months of his life. Donations to Hospice Alliance in Wayne's memory would be greatly appreciated.