|Honored by:||Brian Lubben|
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Velma Marie Gienapp Lubben was born December 10, 1939 at Monticello, Iowa. Married to Klein Lubben in 1958 she moved to a farm in rural Delhi. She gave birth to three children; Brian in 1959 Carlin in 1962 and Brice in 1965. She was divorced in 1983 and lived in Manchester and Cedar Rapids. She died December 14, 1990 at Delhi from complications due to brain cancer. She is buried at Delhi Cemetery. Brian Lubben received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Iowa State University in 1981. The importance of education was apparent throughout Velma's life. All her children attended colleges in Iowa. Velma received her own degree in Floriculture from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids at age 46.
Throughout her life Velma was a guiding force to her children. Her love patience and perseverance showed us the way. The values she instilled in us survive today as her legacy and will be passed to her grandchildren and beyond. Our tears may dry but our hearts will never.