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Dale Edward Lubitz, age 81 of Perham, MN passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Hadley House under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Dale was born on February 26, 1939 in Perham to Edward and Alma (Hoffman) Lubitz. He grew up in rural Frazee, MN and graduated from Frazee High School in 1957. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Corliss where he was a member his entire life.
Dale was united in marriage to Roslyn Janke on October 10, 1959. To that union they were blessed with two daughters Sherry and Pam. Dale and Roslyn farmed on Dale’s family farm and resided there until 2012 before they moved to their home closer to Perham.
Dale was a gifted musician, playing organ for different churches for 50 plus years. He started his own dance band, “Melody Boys” and they played in nursing homes in his later years until his health declined. Dale also served on the Becker County Soil and Water Board for 20 years.
Dale is survived by his wife Roslyn of 60 years; daughters Sherry (Arlan) Quittschreiber and Pam Johnson; grandchildren Alecia (Brad) Giesler, Sarah Quittschreiber, Amanda (Cole) Thomas, Jordan Quittschreiber, Nathan Johnson and Kayla Johnson; great-grandsons Brendon, Zachary and Trenton Giesler.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Alma Lubitz; stepmother Verna Lubitz; grandson Nicholas Johnson; son-in-law Eugene Johnson; father and mother-in-law Howard and Anna Janke; sisters-in-law Charolette Janke and Joan Ehlers; and brothers-in-law Warren and Calvin Janke.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 29 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service in Perham. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Corliss Township. A full memorial service will be held at a later date.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com