Eileen Ruth Chamberlain was born March 19, 1928, in Le Mars, the daughter of Art and Minnie (Bremer) Chamberlain. Eileen was baptized into the Baptist faith. She received her education at several schools in northwest Iowa.
As a young girl, Eileen went to work for Wells' Dairy. She later worked for 18 years at Spurgeon's Department Store in Le Mars. After leaving Spurgeon's, Eileen worked for nearly 20 years as a home health aide assisting people to continue to live at home. She continued this until retirement.
Eileen was united in marriage to Kenneth Lubben June 25, 1948, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Eileen and Ken were blessed with two children, Michael and Patricia.
Eileen enjoyed painting, ceramics and crocheting afghans for family and friends. She was always busy with her hands, from fancy work to tending to flowers and plants in her home.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Kenneth of Le Mars; a daughter, Patricia of Le Mars; a granddaughter, Rachel Grace Lubben of Colorado; a brother, Lloyd Chamberlain of Olympia, Wash.; a brother-in-law, Robert Lubben and his wife, Loretta, of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Minnie (Bremer) Chamberlain; a son, Michael Richard Lubben; a brother, Marvin Chamberlain; and a sister, Alice Chamberlain.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.