THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Danial "Hook" Lubus, 60, of Oconto, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.
Born May 7, 1957 in Oconto, to the late Margaret and Ervin Lubus, after high school he served in the United States Army from 1974 until an honorable discharge in 1976. On Sept. 29, 1979, he married Donna Lade and they built a life together for 39 years.
In 1980 he joined the Local 19 and 127 union, working as an Industrial Insulator and was the area's first organizer, being in that position until shortly before retiring in 2013.
Active in his Local, he had many friends on job sites and was well known throughout the trade for his humor and hard work. He loved cars and people, always had a cold beer and a laugh ready to share and spent many nights in the garage with them with music blasting from the speakers. He restored hot rods with pride and detail and greeted everyone with a twinkle in his eye and was known to tell his jokes.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; a daughter, Danielle (Pete O'Connor) Lubus, Oconto; a son, Dustin Lubus, Oconto; two granddaughters; a brother, Roger Lubus; a brother-in-law, Dan Zachek and many other family members and friends.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Audry Wagner, Elaine Smith, Bernice Schwalbe and Carol Zachek and two brothers-in-law, Eddie Wagner and Gary Schwalbe.
Funeral visitation will be held at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, 121 Chicago Street, Oconto on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at Crivello's on Main in Oconto. The family invites all family and friends to come have a beverage to remember him by.