Magdalene T. Kubeck, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Magdalene Theresa Kubeck
Lieutenant Junior Grade, Nurse, US Navy
Date of Birth: May 27, 1908
Date of Death: February 15, 1945
Burial: St. Patrick Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
Cause of Death: Automobile Accident (Guam)
Hometown: Chesterton

Newspaper Notices:

Local Nurse Loses Life In Pacific

The war in the Pacific has claimed the life of the first Porter county nurse and one of the few reported to date in Indiana.

The Navy Department today informed Mr. and Mrs. John Kubeck, of North Calumet Road, Chesterton, of the death on February 15 last of their daughter, Miss Magdalene Kubeck, 36, in the Pacific area.

No details were contained in the telegram other than Miss Kubeck died in the service of her country.

Nurse Kubeck joined the Navy shortly after the disastrous Jap snaek attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to Christmas she left Seattle for an unknown destination in the Pacific.

The parents received a letter she had written on February 10, five days before her death. It gave no hint of a health break or impending disaster.

The Navy Department informed that further details of her death would be forwarded.

Prior to joining the Navy, Miss Kubeck did private nursing in Chesterton.

Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Mrs. Lester Sievert and Mrs. Edmund Glawe, and a brother, Benjamin Kubeck, all of Chesterton.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 22, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 1

Chesterton News Briefs

Lt. (jg) Magdalene Kubeck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kubeck of Chesterton, who died in service to her country, was killed in an automobile accident in the South Pacific area, according to word received by relatives. 
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 24, 1945; Volume 18, Page 3, Column 2

Plan Military Rites For Chesterton Nurse Who Died In Service

Military services for Lt. (j. g.) Magdalene Kubeck, of Chesterton who lost her life Feb. 15, 1945, while serving as a Navy nurse in Guam, will be held at 10 a. m. Monday in St. Patrick's Catholic church, Chesterton. A military service will be held at St. Patrick's cemetery, Chesterton, following the church rites.

The body of Lt. Kubeck will arrive in Chesterton Friday morning, accompanied by a military escort, and will be taken to the Flynn-Lundberg funeral home and later to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kubeck, on Road 49 where friends may call Saturday and Sunday.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; April 8, 1948; Volume 21, Number 232, Page 2, Column 2

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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