Nancy L. Kubat - 84
8/19/1934 - 10/18/2018
Nancy Kubat, 84, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 in her home surrounded by family. Nancy was born August 19, 1934 and grew up in Riverside, Illinois, with her now-deceased parents, Milton and Mildred Child and her surviving younger sister, Lucille. She graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School and went on to attend college at Northern Illinois University.
Nancy and George Kubat were married January 4th, 1954 at a Methodist Church in Geneva, Illinois. Nancy graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a minor in Art. Later she went on to earn a Master’s degree in Special Education.
George and Nancy moved to Oregon, Illinois, where Nancy became an elementary teacher at Ruby Nash School. Nancy later pioneered a new position as a county-wide Special Education resource teacher, focusing on Learning Disabilities in early education. An avid reader, upon retiring, Nancy supported the Oregon Library by serving on its Board of Directors. Nancy was devoted to her family of four children. In addition to her husband George and sister Lucille, Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kris (Patrick Crews), and her sons Ken (Lynn) and Tony (Barb). Nancy was preceded in death by her 11-year old son, John. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Hannah (Dustin) Wittmayer, Sarah Kubat, Kevin Kubat, Jesse Crews (Naomi Sterba) and Jarrett Crews. There will be an open visitation for friends and family at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, Illinois on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. All are encouraged to join the family in a celebration of Nancy’s life at 1:00 pm at Maxson Restaurant, 1469 North Illinois Route 2, Oregon, Illinois. Fishing and boating the north woods lakes with her husband George provided Nancy with countless hours of companionship, memories, meals and a number of fish tales. From a lifelong passion for gardening to her die-hard support of the Cubbies and other charitable causes, Nancy’s zest for life was felt by many. A memorial (in lieu of flowers) is being established in Nancy’s name for the Village of Progress, 710 S. 13th Street, Box 418, Oregon, Illinois 61061.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL.
All are encouraged to join the family in a Celebration of Nancy's life at 1:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Maxons Restaurant, 1469 North Illinois Route 2, Oregon, IL.View Nancy L. Kubat's Guestbook