Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Gerhard E. Luebbers, 88, Farmington

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Gerhard E. Luebbers, 88, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the home of his daughter in Revere, Missouri.

Born on May 26,1933, in Geneva, Iowa, the son of George A. and Dorothea (Willard) Luebbers. He married Patricia Skinner, they later divorced. On November 25, 1989 he married Ruth Emma Petty at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington. She preceded him in death on June 17, 2007.

He is survived by one daughter: Dawn (John) Hesse of Revere, Missouri; six sons: Andy Luebbers of Farmington, Iowa, Tom (Patricia) Petty of Colorado, Terry Petty of Hawthorne, Nevada, Jerry (Linda) Petty of Farmington, Iowa, David (Casey) Petty of Farmington, Iowa, Sam Petty of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandchildren: Kristopher, Kodi, Kelsie, Austin, Alissa, and many more grandchildren and great grandchildren, three sisters: Clara Munson, Jo DeFreise, Janice Pagen; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth, step son Larry Petty, sister Agnes,  daughter in law Sylvia. 

Gerhard was a member of the Saint Boniface Catholic Church, and The Knights of Columbus. He loved riding horses, welding, farming, ranching, dancing and watching western shows. Most of all he loved spending time with family and friends.

Friends may call 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Schmitz Funeral Home, Farmington.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington with Father Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant. Burial will be at the String Prairie Cemetery near Argyle.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhome.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

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