DeLoris Ione Tubbesing, 97, of Red Wing, died Sunday, September 30, 2018, at St. Crispin Living Community Care Center. She was born May 26, 1921, in Red Wing, to Walter and Matilda (Haga) Smith and graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1940. She went to nurses' training at St. John's Hospital and then to the Marine Hospital in Washington, where she received her RN degree. Upon returning to Red Wing, she worked at the Red Wing City Hospital and then St. John's Hospital. On March 4, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Horlitz and they were blessed with two children, Meredith and Larry. Lawrence passed away in 1965 and DeLoris later remarried Robert Tubbesing on May 6, 1967. Together they combined their families, and raised four children. Though DeLoris retired from her nursing career, she still was a caregiver at heart, often looking after relatives and friends. She kept busy volunteering throughout the community often with the RW Area Seniors, at the Seminary Home or through her church at St. Paul's Lutheran. In 1999, she and Bob were awarded the Volunteer of the Year by the Red Wing Area Seniors, after being instrumental in starting Anna Dee's Closet as a fundraiser for the seniors. DeLoris was also a great cook and she enjoyed crafting and traveling.
She is survived by her children, Dawn Tubbesing of Prescott, Wis., Meredith (Tom) Everett of Red Wing, Pam Skorude of River Falls, Wis. and Larry (Pam) Horlitz of Red Wing; grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Rolland, Allison (Pete) Seidl, Chris (Mel) Everett and Katelyn (Carl) Callstrom; great-grandchildren Aidan and Keira Rolland, Ava and Mia Seidl, Torin, Walter, Milton and Lois Callstrom and Alexis Everett. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lawrence and Robert and siblings, Walter, Eugene and Lois Smith.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Dana Jackson officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place before the service at 12:30 pm at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com