Martin Kubal, of Scotland, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland at the age of 96.
Martin (Thomas) Kubal, the third child of Martin (Emil) and Frances, was born on November 20, 1924, southwest of Tabor, SD in the family home. Martin, born a farmer, entered the family business after completing grade school and continued to farm for 76 years. Martin married Corrine Heckenliable of Menno, SD, his wife of nearly 69 years in 1952, when they moved to their farm just west of Lesterville. For the next 42 years,
Martin and Corrine dedicated their life to farming and raising five children until moving to Scotland in the mid-1990s. Martin's strong work ethic, which he instilled in his children, and love for farming are just a couple of the exemplary behaviors he continually demonstrated throughout his life. After moving to Scotland around 1994, Martin continued farming while increasingly dedicating his time to growing roses (perhaps motivated by his wife), tending a beautiful, yet never perfect lawn, and loving his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After farming, he enjoyed long drives along the countryside, exemplifying his life-long passion for farming, livestock, and tractors.
Martin is preceded in death by his parents Martin E. and Frances (Pesicka) Kubal; father and mother-in-law Julius and Helena Heckenliable; siblings George (Adeline) Kubal, Frances (William) Kotalik, Agnes (Joseph) Krcil, Margaret Mazourek, Patricia (Tony) Cacek and Marie Kubal who died in infancy.
Martin is survived by his wife, Corrine; their children Deborah Kubal of Sheldon, lA, Kathy Kubal-Hanney and her husband Phil of Buffalo, MN, Fred Kubal and wife Virginia of Scotland, SD, Robert Kubal and wife Vicki of Brookings, SD; Daniel Kubal and wife Laurie of Newton, IA; grandchildren Jeremy Kubal, Amy Kubal, Corey Kubal and wife Heather, Stacy (Kubal) and husband Scott Robertson, Travis Kubal, Rebecca (Kubal) and husband Jeromy Long, Keli (Kubal) and husband Matt Fischer, Ian Hanney; he was also blessed with numerous great grandchildren; siblings Marcy (Kubal) and husband John Kudrna and Bernard Kubal.
2/23/2021 Jim & Mary Ann Wortmann Crofton, Nebraska
Corrine, I'm so sorry about the passing of Martin. May he rest in peace.
2/23/2021 Rhonda Kocourek Sioux Falls, SD
Corrine so very sorry for your loss. Prayers sent.
2/22/2021 Cindy Gall Nichols Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Corrine and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Martin's passing. You all were such great neighbors. During the winter, Martin would feed our horses because they were closer to your farm. Martin is on another journey getting ready to lead the way. Cherish all your memories as they are now treasures.
2/22/2021 Gail & Deb Gubbels Yankton, SD
Sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to your family. We are currently in Arizona so won't be able to attend funeral.
2/22/2021 Swenson Advisory Group, Inc. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
From your friends at Swenson's
2/21/2021 Bob and Jessica Gimbel Mitchell , SD
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kubal family.
2/20/2021 Wanda and Brett Hanson Wolsey, SD
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kubal family during this difficult time.
2/20/2021 Frank Kloucek Scotland, SD
Our Deepest Sorrow.