Lewis Lubka

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Lewis Lubka passed away January 6, 2017. Lewis was born in 1926 in New York City, NY.  He was 90 years old. He served his country in World War II. He was a retired NDSU professor. He is survived by his 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one child.   The family will be holding a memorial service at 1:30 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the 2nd floor meeting rooms of the Fargodome in Fargo, ND Please RSVP the family at:   Lewislubkacelebration@gmail.com  

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  1. Lew is and always will be a man that could make you smile with a simple word.. may he RIP Lew. You’ll be missed by many! Bless you.

  2. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Lew. I will always remember his friendship and kindness while growing up in Fargo. He was a good man that will always be kept in our thoughts. I know my dad cherished his friendship with Lew greatly.

    -Deborah Geeraerts-Crowe and Family

  3. I will miss Lew as my professor and friend. With his postcards from every corner of the globe to him stopping in to my office to chat, I always enjoyed hearing from him. He’s had an impact on so many and he’ll be missed

  4. To all of Lew’s family. My love and prayers to you during this difficult time. We go way back to when my son, Todd and Hank played hockey together. Spent a few evenings at the Lubka home. God Bless. My God’s loving arms embrace you today and in the difficult days ahead. Many fond memories.

  5. I had only met Lew a few times in passing but felt I knew him through his grandson Manny. Heard many stories about a remarkable man, I know he will be missed in your family as well as the community Sympathies to his family, and his friends.

  6. This world was left a better place with the activism and humanitarian behavior of your loved one Lew. He was such an exceptional and unique individual in our community.
    Lew touched our lives as well as countless others. His knowledge and communication skills will be remembered by many. So sorry for the loss of your father.
    Deb and Jeff Frey

  7. What an engaging gentleman he was. I knew Lew through dance and he always had a little something to add about the culture we were exploring at the time. I will miss seeing him around town.

  8. Lew brought a new enthusiasm to the community and regional planning department. He never stopped looking to explorer people and places. He will be missed. I am sorry he was not at home when Pat Zavoral and I dropped by to visit with him several months ago.

  9. We have wonderful memories of the Peace Coalition with Lew. He was full of ideas on how we could have a better world. We loved having him stay at our house, with Father Sinner, Sister Celine and other “peaceniks”. We enjoyed postcards from faraway places from Lew as he traveled the world.
    What a joy it was to have known this wonderful man.

  10. For Lew’s Family: When we moved to NDSU in 1976 Lew was at the Graduate Planning Office when I walked in. He made my family and I feel welcome and was a great mentor and friend ever since. As others have noted we enjoyed his postcards from various exotic locales throughout the world. His home was always open for visit and a snack as we traveled through Fargo. We enjoyed being able to return the favor and tour you around rural Central New York during part of his trip to the Syracuse University area. Rest in peace. Kenneth and Priscilla Deane. Stuart and Doris Deane.

  11. Our sympathies to Willie, Reuben, Lorraine and Jack. We will miss your Dad and his postcards, he must have had quite an address book, because he was always sending us postcards wherever he went to wherever we were located. We met Lew in the 70s at NDSU and he was a forever character, so full of life and curiosity. He always had a story of someplace that he had been or some new project he was working on. He was interested in making the world a better place and I think that he did. RIP Lew.

  12. lew was a great man..i was recently thinking about him. .we were active in progressive planning organizations. .we met randomly in miami when he went to Cuba.. I was always interested in his stories about him and mlk..he will be missed

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