Irene Isabel (Gubbins) Kube, Hemlock, Michigan

Irene Isabel Kube, age 80, of Hemlock, went to be with the Lord after her fight with pancreatic cancer on November 12, 2009. Irene Gubbins was born July 29, 1929 in Saginaw, MI to the late Edwin & Eliza Gubbins. She was married on December 11, 1948 for 60 years to her loving husband Walter Kube. Irene was a devoted 4-H leader for over 30 years and was employed as a bus driver for Hemlock Schools and SISD for 26 years.  She was a loving and caring mother and her family was most dear to her.  She loved gardening, flowers, sewing projects, quilting and painting. She treasured holding family reunions and having everyone home for family gatherings, she was the glue that held our family together.  Surviving her is her husband Walter, and six children. Bonnie (Dave) Hebben of Hemlock, Shirley (Ron) Miller of Grand Rapids, Donna Schramm of Arizona, Karen(Mark) Lavrack of  Burt, Ron Kube of Indiana, and Sarah (Mark) Bydalek of Grand Rapids. She was also a grandmother to 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Edwin Gubbins, of Burt, Robert Gubbins, of Saginaw,  Beulah Frye, of Burt,  Mary Kushion, of St Charles, Martha Lane, of Montrose, Nell Beebe, of Chesaning, Laura Cahill, of El Paso Texas, and predeceased by Gene Gubbins. The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday, November 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., at Case Funeral Home, 201 N. Miller Road, Saginaw, MI.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. at St Peter Lutheran Church, Hemlock.  Rev. Richard E. Mundt will officiate with burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  In the request of Irene, she would prefer no flowers at her funeral, and for memorial contributions to be made to St Peter Lutheran Church, Hemlock or Hospice (Covenant Visiting Nurse Assoc).  The family welcomes memories and messages in the guestbook online at