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Ernest Kubitz

February 19, 1938 — November 26, 2020

Ernest Kubitz, 82, of Pelican Rapids, died Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Sanford Hospice House in Fargo, ND.

Ernest (Ernie) Eugene Kubitz was born February 19, 1938, to William (Bill) and Yolanda (Kenyon) Kubitz in Friberg township in Minnesota where he was raised on the family farm.

On August 25, 1956, Ernie married Joyce Mae Svare at Zion Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. They lived in Dalton and he worked for Ted Delzer while living in a small trailer. In 1957, they moved to the Fargo Moorhead area where he started his 19-year career at the Fargo Foundry. They lived in Fargo, ND, until 1960 when he built the family a home in Sabin, MN, where they lived until 1972 when they moved to rural Pelican Rapids and started dairy farming. Ernie and Joyce retired from farming in 2005.

Family was very important to Ernie. Not only his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren but the children’s spouses and step-grandchildren were treated like his own.

He enjoyed many years of deer hunting with the children and grandchildren. His pride and joy was his 1967 candy apple red pick-up. His favorite pass time in recent years was working on jigsaw puzzles and watching the wildlife around his home.

Ernie will be greatly missed by his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Yolanda; daughter, Cynthia (Cindy); daughter-in-law, Karen Kubitz, and brothers, William (Billy) and Gerald.

Ernie is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Randy (Jackie), Jeffrey (Lori), Sheila (Dennis) Fry, Kevin (Mary), and Michelle (Todd) Morken; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Donald, Marlin, Gert, Lorice, Rebecca, Luella, and Glendora.

Public Walk-through Visitation: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
Service: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard. The service will be Live-streamed also. Please refer back to the funeral home website and Ernest’ Tribute Wall for a link to the Live-stream.
Clergy: Reverend Brad Soenksen
Interment: Central Lutheran Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, MN

Arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
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Service Schedule

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Walk Through Visitation

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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