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Zella F. Lubken

March 13, 1927 — May 18, 2020

Zella Faye (Freeland) Lubken, 93, of St. Paul, NE, formerly of Grand Island, NE died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Brookfield Park Care Center.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island. The Rev. Mark Oberbeck will officiate. Burial of cremains will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Palmer, NE.

Zella Faye (Freeland) Lubken was born March 13, 1927 near Palmer, NE to Louie and Gladys (Verplank) Freeland.

Zella grew up on a farm near Palmer, NE. Zella married Arthur Alfred Lubken on March 5, 1950. They made their home in various townships throughout central Nebraska. Zella worked as a nurse until her retirement in 1986.

Zella is survived by her son, Al and wife Deanna Lubken, of Lincoln, NE; two daughters, Alys Casperson of Phoenix, AZ and Elberta Lubken of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Wanda (Fred) Rother of Wolbach, NE, Minnie Rasmussen of Phoenix (Sun City), AZ, Lois (Norman) Peterson of Grand Island, NE, Mabel Burkhardt of St. Paul, NE; Grandchildren, Shaun and wife Mandy Lubken of Dickinson, ND, Amanda Koeber of Lincoln, NE, Jason Lubken of Lincoln, NE, Dylan Harris of Raleigh, NC; 10 great grandchildren and 26 nieces and nephews.

Zella was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Alfred Lubken; stepsons, Dwight Lubken and Norman Lubken; granddaughters, Carla, Tamera and Lori; Sisters, Shirley Abbot, Opal Oswald, Euveda Wilson, Betty Beck and Ruby Henderson; brothers, Harold Freeland and Rolland Freeland and her father and mother Louie and Gladys Freeland.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

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Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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