Karl M. Dubbelde, 57, of Bethalto, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing, with his loving wife, Teresa and their daughters, Nikki and Taylor, by his side.
He was born in Alton Nov. 9, 1957, the son of Victor and Kathleen (Coatney) Dubbelde. Karl married Teresa Lahey in Alton Sept. 30, 1988.
His family and friends rejoice in knowing he is now free from the cross he’d been burdened with for so long. The strength and courage Karl exemplified, as he lived with the disease, is something we can all draw upon in facing our own life challenges. We will all forever cherish the moments our paths crossed with his. Such fond memories of childhood, adolescence, college, and especially the precious time Teresa, Nikki, and Taylor spent together with him as a family will forever be held dear in each of our hearts.
Karl had a great love of life, enjoying music, fishing, golf, and simply spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto and worked for Moog Automotive as an instructor and technician.
Karl is survived by his wife, Teresa Dubbelde of Bethalto; two daughters, Nicole Heltsley and her husband, Josh Heltsley of Mount Olive, and Taylor Dubbelde of Bethalto; his mother, Kathleen Dubbelde of Bethalto; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Cheryl Dubbelde of Decatur; and one brother-in-law, Tom Brinkmann of St. Louis.
In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Ann Brinkmann.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto with Fr. Tom Liebler celebrant. Following the visitation, a funeral Mass will be held at the church with inurnment taking place at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Bunker Hill. Following the inurnment a luncheon will take place at the Bunker Hill American Legion. Please join us there in celebrating Karl’s life.
Memorials may be made to: Huntington’s Disease Society and/or Our Lady Queen of Peace.
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.