In Loving Memory

Joan Hagerman (Luebbert)



Joan Elaine Luebbert, a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother went to be with her Savior on August 27, 2017 after a 3-year battle with cancer surrounded by those she loved.

Joan was born in Syracuse, Nebraska on December 4, 1959 to Kenneth and Lois Hagerman as the baby of the family. Joan loved her time living on her family farm where she would play in hay, make mud cookies, and clean the barn to use for roller-skating. They moved to Lincoln, Nebraska when she was 10-years old. Although she loved the farm she also loved her time in Lincoln where she finally got her own room she could decorate with pictures from Seventeen magazine (especially David Cassidy), was part of Girl Scouts, loved playing with her friends on their street, and continued her love of roller-skating. Although she moved many times throughout her adult life, Nebraska always held a special place in her heart.

On February 15, 1980, she married Scott Luebbert after only a short time of dating but he was clearly the love of her life. During their 37-year adventure together, they lived in Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Northern California, and Southern California. They have five daughters who drove them crazy and were the joy of their life together.

Joan loved on everyone she met, welcomed all into her home, and served unconditionally. Joan had “magic hands” that always were the perfect temperature, cool when you were feverish, cold when you were flushed, and warm when you were cold. She was a hard-worker and was cherished wherever she worked. When Joan was around, you knew that things that seemed impossible would somehow get done. She was strong both inwardly and outwardly. She could wrap her leg around you and take you down in a second and load a truck with the best of them. Her inward strength was seen by her ability to trust God when He called her and Scott to new homes, by showing immeasurable love even in times of stress, and through her trust in God these past 3 years.

Joan Elaine Luebbert was truly a woman after God’s own heart. Her life was dedicated to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her desire for her life was to show God’s love to each and every person that she met. When she knew that her time here was limited, she asked God to be able to see a few specific things. It is clear that God honored his beloved daughter and in His strength she was able to see and experience each and every thing she asked to see.

Joan is survived by her husband, Scott Luebbert; her children, Bridget (Kavan) Murphy, Bethany (Jeff) Antioho, Christina (Chris) Kerner, Abigail (Jake) Rossi, and Lindsay (Lucas) Antioho; her grandchildren, Caleb, Kenzie, Kamryn, Donovan, Evelyn, and Catriona; and her sisters, Sheryl Hansen and Kaye Lidolph along with many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Lois Hagerman.