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Dena E. Wubbels

Fri, May 23rd, 2003
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Dena E. Wubbels, 101, of Preston, died May 19, 2003 at Preston Good Samaritan Center, where she had lived since March 1995.

Dena E. Prinsen was born April 6, 1902, in Prairie View, Kan., to Gerrit and Gertrude (Hargers) Prinsen and moved to Fillmore County with her family as a child. She attended Greenleafton area rural schools through the eighth grade and studied at an academy in Pella, Iowa, for a short time. On Dec. 18, 1923, she married Ernest Wubbels in Greenleafton. They farmed in the Greenleafton area for 13 years. Her husband then owned and operated the Sinclair Oil station in Preston for 28 years. He died in February 1970. Mrs. Wubbels was a member of Greenleafton Reformed Church and its women's organizations. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting and fishing.

Survivors include nieces and nephews. Four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral was May 21, 2003 at Greenleafton Reformed Church in rural Preston, with Chaplain Theresa Turnbull officiating. Burial was in Greenleafton Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

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