Rachel R. Lubkeman

Rachel R. Lubkeman


Rachel R. Lubkeman, 93, of Hampton, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City.

Funeral services for Rachel Lubkeman will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 304 West Main Street in Latimer with Pastor Travis Berg officiating. Burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Latimer.

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Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Friday, May 14, 2021 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Latimer and will continue one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Masks are recommended.

Rachel Rosella, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Girres) Matz, was born on September 28, 1927 at home in rural Britt. She grew up in Britt, Duncan, and Garner. Rachel graduated from Garner High School.

On January 27, 1950, Rachel was united in marriage to Melvin Lubkeman at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton. The couple made their home in Latimer and rural Hampton where they raised their three daughters.

Rachel did accounting for the family businesses most of her married life. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Rachel is survived by her three daughters Bettylou (Felix) Mejia of Tiffin, Beverly (Curtis) Plagge of Latimer, and Bonniesue (James) Van Hove of Ackley; seven grandchildren Christopher (Amber) Mejia, Rachel (Kyle) Mejia Sounhein, , Maegan (PJ) Plagge Wilkinson, Larissa Plagge (Raphael Carrao), Landon (Anne) Plagge, Nathan (Jessie) Van Hove, and Kyle (Brittane) Van Hove; 11 great-grandchildren David Mejia, Angel Mejia, Emilia Mejia Sounhein, Adelyn Mejia Sounhein, Samuel Mejia Sounhein, Landon Wilkinson, Cameron Wilkinson, Finley Wilkinson, Penny Van Hove, Cully Van Hove, and Autumn Van Hove; and sister Beulah Ann Poncin of Garner.

She is preceded in death by her husband Melvin in 2005; parents Henry and Elizabeth Matz; and brother Virgil Matz.


Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Latimer
304 West Main Street, Latimer, Iowa 50452
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Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Time: 10:30 am
Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Latimer
304 West Main Street, Latimer, Iowa 50452
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