Warren H. Lubnow

Aug. 2, 1923 – Oct. 25, 2010

Warren H. Lubnow of Waukesha died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Waukesha Springs Health & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 87. He was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Waukesha, to Edward and May (Affolter) Lubnow.

During his youth, he sold magazines in his neighborhood and sold newspapers in downtown Waukesha and at the train depot. He worked for Elger’s Meat Market and The James Store. He was a 1941 graduate of Waukesha High School, where he participated in track and swimming. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, until he was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943. He served with the 102nd Cavalry and was among the first to land in Normandy, France, on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and then fought in the battles of Ardennes and Rhineland. Following the war, he stayed in the service in the Army of Occupation in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, where he met Bob Hope. On Feb. 7, 1948, he married Shirley Kuehn at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. For 40 years he worked as an accountant, alongside his brothers, Arthur and Donald, and nephew, Steven. He was, for a time, a third-generation employee at Waukesha Engine. He was a member of the Waukesha Elks Lodge #400, Soat-Vergenz VFW Post #721, D.J. Martin American Legion Post #8, a Past Master of the Waukesha Lodge #37 Free and Accepted Masons and a longtime member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. He enjoyed puttering around the house and yard, bowling, golfing and was very proud of his hole-in-one on the 18th at Kettle Moraine.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Janet (Roger) Danielsen of Waukesha; grandson, Gregory Danielsen; brother, Ralph (Marion) Lubnow of Menomonee Falls; and sisters-in-law, Elsa Lubnow of Waukesha and Jayne Richert. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on May 24, 2000; and brothers, Art and Don.
Visitation will take place from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral Mass on Friday, Nov. 5, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

For further information or directions, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or visit waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute.