Ethan James Kento Lubbers, 13, St. Anthony

Ethan James Kento Lubbers, 13, of St. Anthony, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at home.

Ethan was born in Jasper on October 6, 2006, to Philip and Mayumi (Tanahara) Lubbers.

He was a seventh grade student at Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School.

Ethan was a member of Divine Mercy Parish-Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He enjoyed playing outside with his cousins, playing video games, fishing, swimming, riding 4-wheelers and playing with his cat, Sophia.

Surviving are his parents, Philip and Mayumi Lubbers of St. Anthony; one brother, Sean Lubbers and one sister, Sasha Lubbers, both at home; maternal grandmother, Yoshiko Tanahara, Okinawa, Japan; paternal grandparents, Mark and Christine Lubbers of Schnellville and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather, Seishin Tanahara of Japan.

Private funeral services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Homes in Jasper, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Schnellville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish or the Dubois County Humane Society.   

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