Mary Wuebker

Mary Lou Wuebker, the daughter of Fred and Clara (Baumhover) Sabus, was born April 26, 1929 in Churdan, Iowa and departed this life February 17, 2017 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 87 years, 9 months and 17 days.
Mary attended and graduated from High School in 1945. Mary received nursing training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge and received her Registered Nursing license in 1948. She started her nursing career working at the Greene County Hospital in Jefferson for twenty years.
On January 23, 1951, Mary Lou Sabus was united in marriage to Melvin Bernard Wuebker at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson. Five children were born to this union. Mary raised her family and continued to work at the hospital. In later years, Mary was Director of Nursing at the Jefferson Manor which is now Regency Park Care Center. Melvin and Mary enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Arizona and after Melvin’s death in 1993, Mary continued to spend her winters there until 2015. Mary had been a resident of the Regency Care Center since December of 2015.
Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and donated her time helping with funeral dinners. When the Catholic Church had daily Mass, Mary would attend every morning and then go out with friends for coffee. She liked to read, watch tennis on TV, watch baseball on TV but only when it was the World Series, going out to eat and dancing. Mary was an outdoor person and enjoyed walking, riding her bicycle at her winter home and camping. Mary had a daily ritual; one beer and one beer only at 5 o’clock. She told people that being in your 60s was the time of your life.
Mary is survived by her children; Cathy Springer and her husband, Jim, of Jefferson, Michael Wuebker of Lakeside, California, Marty Wuebker and his wife, Allyson, of Bellevue, Nebraska and Sheila Bruhl and her husband, Cecil, of Eagle Grove, 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Bob Sabus of Fallbrook, California and Tony Sabus of Boise, Idaho and two sisters, Suzanne Reinert of Lakewood, Colorado and Sharlene Cox of Canon City, Colorado. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, husband, a daughter Christy who died in an auto accident at the age of nineteen in 1970, two sisters and four brothers.
Mass of the Christian burial was held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson with Father Jeff Schleisman officiating. Burial was made in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson. A Rosary was prayed and a prayer service followed on Wednesday evening at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson.
Casket bearers were Robert Hofbauer, Luke Wuebker, Jason Steenblock, Justin Springer, Cecil Bruhl, and Jeff Wand. Honorary bearers were Jeremy Springer, Tiffany Springer Steenblock, Paul Wuebker, Brittany Wuebker Campbell, Reed Wuebker, Anna Sebastion Wilson, Robert Hofbauer and Heidi Hofbauer.

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