Sharon Kubitz

Sharon L. Kubitz, 71, died April 23, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Family and friends may gather from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 28 at the New Life Christian Church in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Midwest Veterans of America or the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Condolences may be sent to Doug Kubitz at 716 Volney Road, Monona, IA 52159.

Sharon Lea Ewing was born November 18, 1951 to Stanley and Darlene “Boots” (Schlitter) Ewing at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She grew up with her baby sister, Sue, on the family farm south of Rossville.

She was educated in Waukon Public Schools, graduating from Waukon High School in 1970. June 13, 1970, she married her high school sweetheart, Douglas Kubitz, at the Rossville Presbyterian Church, the same church she was baptized and confirmed in, and where she was a member until the church closed in 2018.

Doug and Sharon bought the family farm from Stan and Boots in 1973. Except for a few months when she and Doug rented an apartment after they first married and her time at Good Sam, Sharon spent her entire life on her family’s farm.

Sharon held a myriad of jobs over the course of her lifetime, starting as an Avon lady and including insurance sales. She received her broker’s associate license in real estate in 1995 and sold real estate with her father, Stan. Right before she retired, she worked at Kwik Star in Decorah.

Even after retirement and when she was in good health, fair weather weekends found her working at auctions - she was proud to have worked with her father, her son, Bob Kubitz, George Ashbacher, Eldon Troester, and most recently with Rein Kregel.

She loved trips out to South Dakota and “out west.” Although they’d both tell you they didn’t do it enough, the trips that Sharon and Doug took over the past decade were a highlight of the later part of their marriage. Sharon and Doug were long-time patrons of Country Fest in Cadott, WI and made some lifelong friends while standing in the chair line waiting for the grounds to open up.

She loved garage sales, feeding the birds in her backyard, live music, and gardening. She absolutely doted on her family. We know that she leaves a number of friends behind who mourn her.

She is survived by her husband, Doug (and their dog, Button). Survivors also include her children, Bob (and Tracy) Kubitz of Harpers Ferry, and Shelley (and Ryan) Mahannah of Rochester, MN; her grandchildren, Kyle (Kami), Jordan, Shawnee (Drew), Cody, Joseph, Ian and Sean; her great-grandchildren, Bentley, Tate, Klayton and Baby Mezera (due this fall); her sister, Sue (and Dave) Burroughs of rural Waterville; many nieces and nephews; several brothers and sisters-in-law; her best friend, Bonnie (and Vern) Roe; and her great aunts, Marcella Hansmeier and Kay Snitker, both of Waukon.

Her parents preceded her in death, along with her nephew, Ryan Schulte.

Honorary urn bearers are Barb Helland and Bonnie Roe. Urn bearers are her children and her niece, Tracy Schulte.