Donald Kub

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Donald Francis Kub, age 88 of West Fargo ND (formerly Walcott ND), passed away on May 21, 2018 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo surrounded by family. Donald was born September 21, 1929 on a farm west of Wahpeton to Adolph and Fannie (Kemp) Kub. He attended Mooreton and Wahpeton Public Schools and later became employed at Grindy’s Creamery in Wahpeton. Donald spent 2 years serving in the army in the Korean War with a rank of corporal. He had the privilege to participate in the WDAY Honor Flight in October 2016. On a blind date, Donald met the love of his life, Irene Mae Erbes. The couple married on October 27, 1953 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Mooreton. They began farming in 1954 in Tintah MN before moving to Walcott ND in 1956 where they farmed together, retiring in 2008. The couple moved to West Fargo in December of 2011. After a wonderful life together, Irene entered eternal life on July 30, 2015. Donald was a member of St Maurice’s Catholic Church in Kindred. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Colfax VFW and the Wahpeton Eagles. Along with Irene, Donald spent much time attending sporting and other events of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include his four children: Jerry (Vickie) Kub, Davenport; Judy (Clint) Devitt, Lisbon; Jeff (Janet) Kub, Kindred; and Joni (Mark) Knowlen, Kindred. Don is also survived by his nine grandchildren: Shanna (Adam) Brech, Angie (Chris) Twite; Kyle (Katie) Enga; Brandon (Erin) Kub, Brady Kub (special friend Tracy Grueneich), Jason Kub (special friend Chelsey Pizel); Bryce (Bree) Knowlen, Chase Knowlen (fiancée Kaitlyn Haugen) and MacKenzie Knowlen. Also surviving are his six great grandchildren: Kaylee and Audree Brech; Jackson, Madelyn and Peyton Kub; and Kennedy Knowlen. Brother-in-law Edmund “Bup” (Eileen) Erbes, sister-in-law Sherry Erbes, sister-in-law LeAnn (LeRoy) Juve, and brother-in-law Dale (Mary) Erbes as well as several nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his loving wife, Irene; his parents; sister Leona Braun, brother-in-law Leo Braun, parents-in-law George and Agnes Erbes, brother-in-law Eugene “Gene” Erbes and his great granddaughter Kailyn Kub. A family service will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 24 with Rosary at 4:30 PM and visitation starting at 5:00 PM at St Maurice’s Catholic Church, Kindred ND. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 25 at St Maurice’s Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in St Benedict Cemetery, Wild Rice ND. The family thanks all who have loved and cared for Don during his lifetime especially as his health diminished recently. Any memorials are requested to the giver’s charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Home. Online guestbook at:

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  1. My sympathy to the Kub family in the loss of Don. Don was a man of great character!.He had a love for the land and farming!! Always loved visiting with Irene and Don, such friendly, caring people. I have known them for years, being a friend of Judys for years, since beauty school! Can only bet Irene met Don with open arms, they were a “match made in heaven”. You are BOTH missed, R.I.P. Don, BLESS YOU! Your family has been fortunate to call you Dad, Grandpa, uncle and FRIEND!!

  2. Our deepest sympathies in your loss. He was quite the man…always had a smile on his face and always needed to check on the boys to make sure they were doing ok. He will be happy to be reunited with Irene and they can go dancing again. Our sympathy.

  3. I am both saddened to learn of Don’s passing (my condolences to all his children that I enjoyed having in my Kindred H.S. classes), but also am reminded of all the great memories of friendship with Don & Irene that Kathy and I enjoyed, not only in connection with Kindred Schools but also with the St. Maurice congregation!

  4. Jeff sorry to hear of Don passing away. Jen and I enjoyed the time we saw him in Church, FB, BB games (as well as Irene) but mostly that smile when he saw us.

    Thinking of you and your family. Duane and Jen Boeder

  5. Prayers to the family. Don was a great man always had a smile and a few stories to tell.

  6. Our Sympathies and Prayers to the entire Kub Family especially Joni and Mark Knowlen, MacKenzie, Bryce, Bree, Chase and Kaitlyn. May your memories of your dad and grandfather always keep you smiling.

  7. Our Deepest Sympathies to the entire Family of Don and Irene Kub. So sorry to hear of the passing of Don. It has been a few years since we have seen each other at the lake, but there were 13 years we all spent together as neighbors and they were some of the best times visiting while we all relaxed and lived the lake life. How many times did we have fireworks with the kids and stories visiting in your family porch. There may have been a time or two attempting water skiing and some tubing. And some griping about the lodge! We have the fondest memories of Don and know that he was loved and will be missed by all who called him a friend.

  8. Don was a very good man and one of our favorite friends. We will miss his smile and his good humor. Sorry that we were out of town for his service.

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