It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Al
Lubke, on December 7, 2018, in Daly City, CA.
Al was predeceased in death by his wife, Ursula. He is survived by his
stepson, Michael (Sigrid); step-grandchildren, Janina and Kevin-Alan. He also survived by his
brother, Norman (Barbara); sister, Mary; nephew, Theodore (Anne-Marie); nieces,
Shawn (Marlon) Allison (Vincent), Mary (John), Theresa (Dean); five
great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA.
Condolences may be sent to Theo Lubke at 85 Briarwood Drive West, Warren, NJ 07059. In lieu of
flowers, contributions in Al's memory may be made to The Mission Continues,
a nonprofit supporting veterans “who are adjusting to life at home to find
purpose through community impact,” at 1141 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO
Well done, Al. Be thou at peace.
Click here to go to
Al's Last Roll Call Tribute.
Class Memorial Pages\D-1 Alan Lubke.pdf
LTC Alan H. Lubke
Age, 79, of San Bruno, passed away on December 7, 2018. He is preceded in death
by wife Ursula and stepson Randy, parents Oscar and Genevieve. Survived by
stepson Michael (Sigrid), step-grandchildren Janina and Kevin-Alan. He also
survived by brother Norman (Barbara), sister Mary, nephew Theodore (Anne-Marie),
nieces Shawn (Marlon) Allison (Vincent) Mary (John) Theresa (Dean), five
great-nephews and two great-nieces. He leaves behind many West Point brothers
and sisters, and friends.
Born and raised in Farmington, MN, Alan was the valedictorian of his Farmington
High School graduating class, where he played three sports: football,
basketball, and baseball. After graduating from West Point, Alan completed
Ranger and Airborne training at Fort Bragg and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne
Division as an Artillery Officer, beginning a long and distinguished military
career. Alan was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the Presidio in San
Francisco; he also served in the Pentagon in Washington DC. Alan served one tour
in Vietnam: an advisor to the South Vietnamese, he led the war’s first all
United States offensive operation. For his valor in Vietnam, he received the
Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He retired as a Lieutenant
Colonel after 22 years in the military. In the last leg of his professional
journey, Alan worked for a private company, Aesculap, and for several years as
Assistant County Recorder for San Mateo County.
While stationed in Germany, Alan met his future wife, Ursula. They enjoyed many
happy years together and later in life, Alan was a thoughtful and loving
caregiver to her. Although he traveled the world and retired in California, Alan
called himself the Ambassador of Minnesota, celebrating and championing his
hometown and state whenever possible.
Burial service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon,
CA, Friday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to The
Mission Continues, a nonprofit supporting veterans “who are adjusting to life at
home to find purpose through community impact,” at www.missioncontinues.org or
1141 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104.