Allen Kuebelbeck

Allen  Kuebelbeck

Allen Al Kuebelbeck, age 72, a resident of rural, Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan. 25,at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding. A private family burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Harding at a later date.
Allen Al Kuebelbeck was born April 4, 1941, in St. Cloud, the tenth of twelve children born to Max and Cecilia (Storkamp) Kuebelbeck. He attended grade school in St. Joseph and St. Johns Prep in Collegeville. He continued his education at St. Cloud State. He was united in marriage to Mary Surowski, Oct. 5, 1961, at St. Anthonys Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The couple made their home in St. Cloud. Als work brought him to many communities including Randall, Little Falls, Spooner, Wis.. Al worked for 44 years in the boating industry which included Larson and Crestliner in Little Falls and Lund in Shell Lake, Wis. He officially retired Oct. 14, due to his declining health. When not working, Al enjoyed gardening, kept an immaculate lawn, hunting, fishing and family pool parties. Al was also active in his church, Holy Cross, in Harding where he served in many roles. He was passionate about spending time with all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Al was a member of many organizations including Community Development in Little Falls, Camp Ripley Citizens Committee, Harding Sportsmens Club, Military Historical Society of Minnesota and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding. By working with these organizations, Al was able to give back to his community which was his passion.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary of Little Falls; children, Keith (Nancy) Kuebelbeck of Andover, Kimberly (Matt Leisch) Moroni of Lindstrom, Joel (Joan) Kuebelbeck of McGregor, Leah (Kevin) Nelson of St. Joseph, Jennifer (Ross) Wamre of Little Falls, Chris (Brent) Kuebelbeck Wittwer of Little Falls and Lynn (Gary) Gadacz of Elk River; brothers, Richard (Helen) Kuebelbeck of St. Joseph, James (Carol) Kuebelbeck of St. Joseph, Kenneth Kuebelbeck of St. Cloud and Jay Kuebelbeck of St. Cloud; sisters, Pauline Hoover of St. Cloud, Mary Johannes of St. Joseph, Margaret Reber of Monticello, Ethel Meagher of Paynesville, Carol (Ernie) Opatz of St. Wendell and Jeanette (Len) Faughn of South St. Paul; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Al was preceded in death by his parents Max and Cecilia Kuebelbeck; and brother, John Kuebelbeck.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Holy Cross Building Fund, Essentia Health Oncology Department in Brainerd and the American Red Cross.
Arrangements are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls.

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