Kathryn Lubinus

Kathryn Lubinus


October 6, 1950 - November 22, 2022


Kathryn Lubinus, 72, of Platte, SD, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, December 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte. Burial will be at Platte City Cemetery. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Kathryn “Kathy” Elizabeth Lubinus was born October 6, 1950 to Lyle and Donna (Carlson) Muser in Huron, SD. Kathy was raised on the family farm outside of Erwin, SD. She graduated as valedictorian from Erwin High School.

After high school, she initially attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, where she met her future husband, Richard Lubinus, on a blind date. They married on June 10, 1972. She completed her elementary education degree from Huron University. Rick and Kathy later moved to Platte, SD where they raised their four children. Initially, Kathy was a grade school teacher, but she later chose to become a homemaker to raise her four children. She was a secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte, and also taught in Geddes, SD for a year. The last three years of her life were spent living at Edgewood Prairie Crossings Assisted Living after having suffered a major stroke.

Kathy loved butterflies, gardening, and canning. She also enjoyed attending high school athletic and musical events in Platte. Kathy loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her son, Brent (Michelle) Lubinus of Brandon; daughters, Stephanie (Mike) Olson of Albert Lea, MN, Melanie Lubinus of Heredia, Costa Rica, and Valerie (Adam) Shriver of Valley Springs, SD; six grandchildren: Caleb Banks, Colby Banks, Jackson Lubinus, Steven Calvo Lubinus, Lynn Shriver, and Claire Shriver; sisters, Marlene (Randy) Knutson of Clark, SD and Susie (Ken) Dolph of Christiansburg, VA; and sisters-in-law, Nita Muser of DeSmet, SD and Sharon (Roy) Housman of Rapid City, SD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her parents, and brother, William Muser.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Platte, SD.


Monday, December 19, 2022
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
500 Pennsylvania Ave
Platte, SD 57369


Platte Cemetery
Platte, SD

Posted by Chris n Nancy Petersen on December 19, 2022
Very fond memories of Kathy n Rick, and entire Lubinus family! Our deepest sympathies to their children, grandchildren, and entire extended family. But Rick n Kathy now reunited in heaven for all eternity.
Posted by Ann Payne on December 4, 2022
I never met Kathy, but I know Val because she married Adam! She sounded like a very nice person. Lynn is my granddaughter! Sorry about your loss Lubinus family.
Posted by Sara Zochert on November 30, 2022
Prayers for the family.
Posted by Elwyn Kropuenske on November 26, 2022
Rest in peace, Kathryn Elizabeth.
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