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Eugene F. Kubasta

March 5, 1929 — August 25, 2023

Eugene F. Kubasta, age 94, passed away peacefully at his residence on the morning of Friday, August 25, 2023 surrounded by his family. He was born to the late John and Mary (Matschi) Kubasta on March 5, 1929, in Oshkosh. Gene proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps (1948-52). Gene married Kathleen Embs on March 3, 1962, at Saint Peter Catholic Church in Oshkosh. Together they had six children and enjoyed 61 years of marriage together.


Gene attended St Peter School (1935-43), graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1948, and briefly attended Oshkosh State Teachers College. He held various jobs, beginning in his youth, but Gene was a true entrepreneur who built his first marina on Pearl Ave in 1956, then his current marina directly across the river in 1967. He also owned and ran Kubasta Pool Center (a real family business) for many years alongside his wife.


Gene was also proud of his community service as a member of the County Parks Board, the Traffic Review Board, and various lay-ministries at St. Peter’s. He was an avid collector of BB guns and pump 22’s, and truly enjoyed his decades of collecting and world-class displays. His property on the river was his castle, and always took the time to enjoy every bit of it, whether it was landscaping work or viewing it from his scooter. His ducks, squirrels, chipmunks, birds, and critters will surely miss him, too.


Gene is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; six children, Marlene (Steve) Verwiel, Julie Kubasta, John (Kristine) Kubasta, Angie (Fred) Eichmann, Kurt Kubasta, and Keith Kubasta, as well as 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gene is further survived by his two younger sisters, Jackie Knutowski, and Elaine Statz.


In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his older sisters, Margaret (Ev) Randal, Natalie (Eddie) Mattioli, and Sr. Alessandra “Lulu” Kubasta; as well as his brothers-in-law, Ted Knutowski and Chuck Statz.


A memorial service for Gene will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament-St. Peter’s (435 High Ave) on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 11:30 AM. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service. A burial will follow at the Catholic section of Riverside Cemetery. A special thank you to the care professionals of Compassus hospice care for their considerate care of Gene and family.



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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament Parish- St. Pete's Site

, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Service

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament Parish- St. Pete's Site

, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Burial

Riverside Catholic Cemetery

1901 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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