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John "Pops" Kuberski

August 7, 1942 ~ October 9, 2021 (age 79)


John W. “Pops” Kuberski, 79, of Patoka passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Odin Health Care Center. He was born on August 7, 1942, the son of Sylvester and Goldie (Glor) Kuberski in Centerville Iowa. He married Shelbie Laffoon Reynolds and she preceded him in death on September 22, 2021.

Survivors include his children Pamela Wurm and husband Gary of Fisher, Indiana, Cheryll Reynolds of Irvington, Illinois, and Bryan Reynolds and wife Terri of Sandoval, Illinois; grandchildren Scott Dykstra and wife Brandy, Traci Deadmond and husband Arron; Bryan J. Reynolds and wife Tisha, and John Reynolds; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brothers Larry Kuberski of Davenport, Iowa, Gary Kuberski of Florida, and David Kuberski of Alabama; sister Janice Nelms and husband Jerry of O’Fallon, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his wife Shelbie Kuberski, John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sylvester Kuberski Jr., Ronald Kuberski, and Stan Kuberski; son, Bruce Reynolds; and grandson Zachariah Reynolds.

Mr. Kuberski was a proud United States Army veteran whose service earned him a Bronze Star during the Vietnam war era. He had a great understanding of technology and utilized this knowledge while working for and later retiring from FEMA as an IT technician. John liked to learn new abilities and he could really “do it all”. He worked on engines, did electrical work, and even built two homes from the ground up. John was kind to and loved all animals. He was wonderful with children and a true “baby whisperer” who could charm any baby he met. John and his wife Shelbie made many great memories while traveling in their RV to escape the cold of Illinois winters. John will be remembered as an honest man, and a hard worker, who shared his kindness with everyone.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of John Kuberski with arrangements. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2021, at Sandoval Cemetery with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Centralia VFW Post 2055 and the American Legion Post 446. Memorials may be made in John’s honor to the Sandoval Cemetery and will be accepted for the family at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval Online condolences and memories of John may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of Shelbie Kuberski with arrangements.

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Graveside Service
October 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Sandoval City Cemetery

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