Obituary: Lawrence Louis Kubis
August 11, 2023
Lawrence Louis Kubis, “Cub,” 90, of Saginaw passed away peacefully at his
home on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023. Lawrence was born Oct. 13, 1932, to
Lawrence Sr. and Laverna Kubis in Jamestown, North Dakota. He was raised in
Courtney and Jamestown, North Dakota, later moving to Saginaw, Minnesota.
At the age of 12 he graduated from eighth grade then went to work on a thrashing crew.
Lawrence worked for several construction companies before he married Pauline Pederson in 1955.
He helped build the bentonite plant in Burnett, Minnesota. While working construction, he was asked to come on and manage the plant for 29 years. After that, he went out on his own, building homes.
He was a founding member of the Industrial Volunteer Fire Department from 1972 to 2020. Lawrence was in both the Skyline and Southgate bowling leagues, a member of the Local 49ers Union, and an Eagles member. He loved going to auctions, working in his yard while driving a John Deere, hunting, and being at the Shack. Near the end, Cub’s passion was taking care and observing the many wildlife such as hummingbirds, pileated woodpecker and the occasional pheasant hen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Kubis; son, Curt Kubis; grandson, Zachary
Kubis; parents, Lawrence Sr. and Laverna; brothers, Art, Don, Kenny, and Ron;
sisters, Charlene, Norma, and Lorraine.
Lawrence will be missed by his daughter, Kristel Kubis; brothers and sisters-in-
law, Gerald “Jer”; Barb Kubis, and Robert “Chip”; Kathy Kubis; goddaughter,
A celebration of life took place on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Saginaw.
The family requests that memorials be made to the family. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com