So Long, Mom; I love you.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:12 am

Last night my mother died peacefully in her sleep. She was 85, and was surrounded by three generations of women in our family.

Mom taught me alot in my lifetime.

She taught me when to smile, and when not to.
She taught me why men don't cry, and when it's okay to.

She taught me to work, and why work is a virtue.
She taught me to stick to it, and to never give up.

She taught my twin brother and I how to get along
by giving us boxing gloves, and the ability to laugh.

She taught me how to drive, by making me drive figure 8's reverse; standard shift, changing tires, and fixing stuff.

She taught me how to drink a beer, and when to stop.
And she had my big brother, to enforce the right steps.

We all stuck together, my brothers and sister and mom,
and got an awful lot done... brothers and sister and Dad, just Mom.

Rest in Peace Mom, your work is done.


Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:18 am

Very sorry to hear this, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:19 am

Charles - your mom sounds like a wonderful lady. I know you will miss her a lot. Please accept our condolences in your loss.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:24 am

Charles, our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:26 am

Charles, beautiful tribute to your Mom. So sorry for your loss and may the Good Lord be with you all in your time of sorrow.

If there is anything at all that I can help you with, please don't hesitate to ask. We will be thinking of you, Pete and Barbara

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:26 am

You and your's are in our prayers.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:36 am


I'm sorry for your loss... Your mother sounds like a great lady.

My mother has been gone for 44 years but she taught me two things.

1. Put on enough clothes when it's cold out. (some day you'll have them)

2. Come in out of the rain!

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:51 am

Charles I am very sorry to hear that.YOu are all in our prayers.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:58 am

Glad we met you at Kodiak's. Bev and I offer our condolences. We both feel what you are going through for we have both lost mothers.
Bill & Bev Sorensen

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:00 am

Sorry to hear the bad news. Your mother sounds like she was one heck of a women.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:08 am

Charles, it sounds like she did a good job with you. I'm sorry for your loss.


Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:15 am

charles i'm sorry to hear about your mom.she sounded like a great woman . she has one son that i know for sure she did a good job with and i'm sure she was proud of you . if there's anything the Luebke family can do let us know. thoughts and prayers be with your family.

Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:37 am


That was an absolutely AWESOME tribute you posted about your mother. I can tell that you had lots of love and respect for that woman. I will pray for you and your family during this time!


Mike in La Crosse, WI

Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:07 pm

Charles: Your mother must have been a very special lady. I know that the loss leaves a real hole in your family but she will live on if you and your siblings teach your children what she has taught each of you. Dan

Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:25 pm

Charles. I'm sure you'll miss your mother an awful lot. She had to be the greatest person in you life. Our prayers are with you.