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Bobby L. Dubs

Bobby L. Dubs obituary photo 2Bobby L. Dubs, age 69, of Huron, died Thursday, January 3, 2008, at his home.  His funeral service was at 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 8th at Riverview United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Whipkey officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. 

Bobby L. Dubs was born August 13, 1938, on the family farm near Menno, South Dakota to Alfred and Elsie (Heckenlaible) Dubs.  He graduated from Menno High School and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Northern State University.  Bob served in the South Dakota National Guard for several years. 

He married Dorothy Parkin at Claremont, South Dakota on June 22, 1963.  They lived in Bowdle, Groton and Huron where he was an educator, coach, athletic director, long-time wrestling and basketball official, and crop adjuster during the summer months. After retiring from education and coaching, he was employed as a full-time crop adjuster for Farmers Union Insurance and later a field supervisor for Farmers Union Insurance and then Rain and Hail, LLC. 

Bobby was a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church.  He was a member of South Dakota Education Association, National Education Association, and was a past president of the South Dakota Coaches Association.  Other memberships included the National Crop Insurance Services, and Belles & Beaus Square Dance Club.

Bob was an avid amateur team baseball player and fan, youth baseball coach and supporter.  He attended any South Dakota high school sports event he could get to.  He avidly followed South Dakota sports events, and the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, however, given a choice, high school sports would win out. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Shirley (Dubs) Wollmann and his step-father, Elmer Lekness.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Huron; his daughter, Rhonda Dubs, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; his son, Kevin (Sheila) Dubs of Marshall, Minnesota; his granddaughter, Abby Dubs;  two brothers, Roger (Kathy) Dubs of Rapid City, and Ron (Linda) Dubs of Lincoln, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Eldon Wollmann of Moorhead, Minnesota and Dr. James Parkin of Cannon Falls, Minnesota and Bradenton, Florida; his sister-in-law Virginia (LaVerne) Swanson of Claremont; his step-brother, Larry (Susan) Lekness of Louisville, Kentucky; his aunt, Lucille Dubs of Norfolk, Nebraska; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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