Joseph F. Koubsky, age 87

Joseph F. Koubsky, age 87 of Glenwood, died Sunday, December 27, 2015, at the Glenwood Retirement Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood with Father Joe Vandeberg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in St. John Nepomuk Catholic Cemetery in rural Lowry. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

Joseph Frank Koubsky, son of Antonia (Pronek) Koubsky and Joseph Koubsky, was born on January 24, 1928, in Reno Township, Pope County, MN. He grew up on a farm along Lake Ann in Reno Township, attending country school and then graduating from Glenwood School. On April 26, 1946, Joe was drafted into the United States Army, stationed in Japan. After being honorably discharged, he was a member of the American Legion for over 40 years. On June 22, 1954, he was united in marriage to Janet "Hon" Ann Star at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church. Together they lived and farmed on the Bob and Christine Star family farm. After retirement they moved to Glenwood and enjoyed fishing, travelling and camping with their family and friends. Many of their routes included a casino stop along the way.

Joe died on Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Glenwood Village Care Center, having lived to the age of 87 years.

Joseph is survived by Janet, his loving wife of 61 years; a sister, Lil Koubsky; sisters-in-law, Betty Chan, Dorothy, Elaine, and Karen Koubsky; brothers-in-law, Jerry Kalina and Dick Kaminski; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Antonia; 3 brothers, Chuck, Frank and George Koubsky; 2 sisters, Mary Kaminski and Babe Koubsky; a sister-in-law, Viola Kalina; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Chan.

Joe enjoyed farming; it was his life. When asked what he would pick to do in the ‘after-life’, if he could choose anything, he smiled and said "I’d like to farm"!