DEERFIELD--Carol Jean Kubina of Deerfield, departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.
She was born September 21, 1945, one of five children to Woodrow and Amanda (Honkomp) Cruise. She was raised in Dubuque, Iowa graduating from Dubuque Senior High School in 1963. On September 21, 1963, Carol was married to Orland Koppes. To this union four daughters were born: Angel, Michelle, Gina, and Julie.
After moving to Deerfield in 1963, Carol worked as an office manager and accountant for Koppes Drywall for 20 years. Much to her credit, Carol decided to go back to school and attended the University of Wisconsin studying business and art classes. She then returned full time to MATC and received her degree in graphic arts. She opened her business "Graphics Plus" and spent many years selling her collections of poetry and calligraphy at various shops and participated in many art shows.
On August 11, 1990 Carol married Ronald "Tony" Kubina. They both felt blessed to have had more than 20 years together enjoying several winters at their home in Florida.
Carol is survived by her loving husband, Tony Kubina; children, Angel Roehl, Michelle Oyamada, Gina Zeinemann, and Julie (Jimmy) Bade; step-daughter, Chris (Dino) Ante; step-son, Charles Kubina; and two sisters, Kay (Robert) Kuse-Henricks and Sharon (Dale) Schuster, and a brother, Mike Cruise. Carol's grandchildren were the light of her life: Angel's children, Rebecca Clark, Joshua Roehl and Alexis Smith, Michelle's children, Nathanial, Olivia and Emily Oyamada, Gina's children, Briana Olson, Addisyn and Braeden Zeinemann, Julie's children, Trenton Williams, Tyler and Payton Bade, Chris' children, Vincent and Anissa Ante, and Charles' children, Austin Kubina; and one great-grandson, Wyatt Clark.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Amanda; sister Kathryn; and two brothers, Joseph and Robert.
A Celebration of Carol's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Deerfield Lutheran Church, 206 E. Mains St., with Reverend Larry Sexe officiating. A visitation will be held Friday evening at church from 4 until 7 p.m. and on Saturday one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Deerfield Lutheran Cemetery followed by lunch in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc.
Carol so much appreciated and wanted to give thanks to all her family and special friends too numerous to mention here. Also, special thanks for the outstanding care of Dr. Kadree who Carol called her special angel. The people at Hospice were so helpful to her during her illness. Thanks to all.