Alan Henry Lubke
Alan Henry Lubke
LTC Alan H. Lubke
Age, 79, of San Bruno, passed away on December 7, 2018. He is preceded in death by wife Ursula and stepson Randy, parents Oscar and Genevieve. Survived by stepson Michael (Sigrid), step-grandchildren Janina and Kevin-Alan. He also survived by brother Nor- man (Barbara), sister Mary, nephew Theodore (Anne-Ma- rie), nieces Shawn (Marlon) Allison (Vincent) Mary (John) Theresa (Dean), five great-nephews and two great-niec- es. He leaves behind many West Point brothers and sisters, and friends.
Born and raised in Farmington, MN, Alan was the vale- dictorian of his Farmington High School graduating class, where he played three sports: football, basketball, and baseball. After graduating from West Point, Alan completed Ranger and Airborne training at Fort Bragg and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as an Artil- lery Officer, beginning a long and distinguished military career. Alan was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and the Presidio in San Francisco; he also served in the Pentagon in Washington DC. Alan served one tour in Vietnam: an advisor to the South Vietnamese, he led the war's first all United States offensive operation. For his valor in Vietnam, he received the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years in the military. In the last leg of his professional journey, Alan worked for a private company, Aesculap, and for several years as Assistant County Recorder for San Mateo County.
While stationed in Germany, Alan met his future wife, Ursula. They enjoyed many happy years together and later in life, Alan was a thoughtful and loving caregiver to her. Although he traveled the world and retired in California, Alan called himself the Ambassador of Minnesota, celebrating and championing his hometown and state whenever possible.
Burial service at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA, Friday, December 21, 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to The Mission Continues, a nonprofit supporting veterans "who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact", at www.missioncontinues.org or 1141 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104.