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Lillian Catherine Kubacki

February 18, 1936 — October 23, 2023

Ubly

 

 

Mrs. Lillian C. Kubacki, 87 of Ubly, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at Courtney Manor Nursing Home in Bad Axe while under hospice care.

Lillian was born on February 18, 1936 in Bad Axe to the late Ira “Ike” and Vera (Franzel) Fisher. She married Elmer Kubacki on February 17, 1953 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Freiburg. He preceded her in death after 48 wonderful years of marriage on January 8, 2001.

Lillian was a graduate of Ubly High School. She was a Jill of all trades, from selling Avon to working at Ben Franklin, Clarks Foodland and finally retiring from Lyntex. She was a parishioner of St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly where she was a member of the Christan Mothers. She was a loyal volunteer of the Ubly Fox Hunters, working side by side with her husband. Raising eight daughters gave Lillian a chance to perfect her homemaker skills. She was known for her scrumptious sugar cookies and whipped them up for many school events and holidays. She loved trips to the casino, reading, dancing and puzzles. Her faith guided her through life and she taught her daughters to thrive the same way. Lillian cherished time spent with her loving family and her love will live on in all of them for the amazing mother, grandmother and wife she was.

Lillian is survived by her eight daughters, Marilyn Kubacki of Birch Run, Carolyn (Mark) Schultz of Bad Axe, Jane Kubacki D.V.M. and her husband, Ken Baranski of Cass City, Julie (Steve) Watson of Bad Axe, Luann (Jim) Zellar of Gulliver, Deann (Kurt) Sanchez of Bay City, Janet (Dale) Lipskey of Minden City, Paulette (Craig) Halifax of Ubly; grandchildren, Jessica, Kristen (Ramon) Kori (Brian) Jennifer (Robert), Crystal (Nick), Kimberly (Dave), Brandon (Kylee), Joshua (Chrissy), Evan, Matt (Andrea), Brian, Bradley (Brittney), Elmer, JoLynn, Claire, Isabelle, Darcy, Joseph (Brieann) William, Jacob; 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Fisher of Bad Axe; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald; two sisters, Rose and Irene (Ray) Peters.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Friday, October 27 at St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Rev. Nate Harburg, pastor, will officiate. Lillian will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Elmer, in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Ubly.

Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Wednesday from 5-8 PM., Thursday from 2-8 PM and Friday from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Please consider donating to the list that will be provided at the funeral home or to her family, care of her daughter, Paulette Halifax.

Lillian’s family wished to extend their gratitude to the staff of Courtney Manor, including her granddaughter, Brieann and McLaren Hospice for the exceptional care they gave to Lillian.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

2091 E Main St, Ubly, MI 48475

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Visitation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

2091 E Main St, Ubly, MI 48475

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Visitation

Friday, October 27, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home

2091 E Main St, Ubly, MI 48475

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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