SUBLETTE - Florence M. “Toots” Kuebel, 93, passed away Aug. 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sublette with Rev. Randy Fronek officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sublette. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Wasmer Funeral Home, Mendota. An additional one hour viewing will be at the church. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required both at the funeral home and the church. The family welcomes friends to join them for the committal service immediately following the Mass. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Aaron Kuebel, Matt Kuebel, Ben Kuebel, Jared Kuebel, Jennifer Lewis, Johnny Marks, Cody Marks, Casey Marks and Jesse Nauman.
Florence was born Sept. 30, 1926 in Mendota to Martin and Elizabeth (Kratz) Spitz. She married Charles G. Kuebel on May 27, 1947 at Holy Cross Church, Mendota.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Charles; two sons, Bernard (Kathy) Kuebel of Peru and Tony (Kathy) Kuebel of Fulton; two daughters, Cheryl (Tom) Nauman of Amboy and Patsy (John) Marks of Earlville; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Catherine Taylor of Mendota, Carlene Schuhler of Sublette, and Rita Jones of Mendota.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Leo Spitz, Al Spitz, Martin Spitz and Delbert Spitz and two sisters, Estelle Hines and Delores Brandt.
During her work career, Toots was a clerk and stocker for the National Tea Grocery Store. After marriage, she was the consummate farm wife. She volunteered at Mendota Community Hospital as a “Pink Lady” for over 25 years, was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Church, and helped at the church for funeral dinners.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Condolences may be left at wasmerfuneralhome.com.