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Alan Thomas Lubben
October 20, 1956–March 11, 2009
Alan Lubben, age 52, of Monticello, died Wednesday morning, March 11, 2009 at his home following a three year battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Saturday morning, March 14, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Al Polito will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 3 until 8 Friday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are two daughters, Allison and Emma Lubben, Monticello, a son, Dane Heiar, a granddaughter, Saphyre McIntosch, his parents, Bob and Marjorie Lubben, and his brother, Dave (Lisa) Lubben and family, Lydia, Lael and Clayton, all of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his step-son, Paul Hough; grandparents Dr. Colin and Eloise Thomas, and Bill and Anna Lubben.
Alan Thomas Lubben was born October 20, 1956 at the John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of Robert H. and Marjorie Thomas Lubben. Alan graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1975. He continued his education at Iowa State University graduating with a degree in Farm Operations in 1981. Alan and Madonna Hough were married February 13, 1990 at Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Alan farmed in Jones County with Lubben White Oak Farms.
The past thirteen years he worked as a self-employed painter. You often saw him in his lift, painting homes, businesses and barns. He even painted a century farm, Walnut Grove Farms in Galesburg, Illinois. He completed his last painting job on October 10, 2008.
Alan was passionate about attending his daughters' sporting events, the Great Jones County Fair and getting together with his friends. As President of the Heritage and Cultural Center, Alan instituted the "Cowboy Breakfast." He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder and singing in the choir. He also belonged to the Monticello Men's Choir and the Monticello Jaycees. While in the Jaycees he was president from 1986 and 1987, and awarded a Senatorship.
The Great Jones County Fair honored him and inducted him into the Hall of Fame in 2008. He was known as the "Go To Guy" to get things done at the fair. He was also active in the Jones County Cattlemen as President and a Director of over 20 years. He grilled steaks and hamburgers everywhere and was a friend to all who knew him.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 13 March 2009

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