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Edward Joseph Lubrant


Edward Joseph Lubrant, 82, of Gillespie, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023 at 9:15 p.m.

He was born Sept. 26, 1941 to Edward J. Lubrant and Susan Rose Dorko Lubrant.

He married Brenda Kay Ferguson Lubrant on March 22, 1975 in Gillespie.

He was a retired coal miner for Monterey Coal Co.  He was also a sales representative for All American T Shirt Co.  He formerly worked for Owens Illinois Glass Co.

Edward was a member of the United Mine Workers Local 1613 where he was also financial secretary.   He was a member of the Holy Cross Cemetery Board and the Illinois Valley Board for 25 years.

He was a former Wilsonville resident.

He was an avid sports fan and sports statistics and loved the St. Louis Cardinals.

Ed never knew a stranger. He enjoyed drinking coffee with his buddies.

He is survived by his spouse, Brenda Lubrant of Gillespie; children, Greg Lubrant of Springfield, Brad (Crystal) Lubrant of Naperville, Kendra (Mark) Liedtke of Castle Rock, CO, Jason Lubrant of Gillespie; grandchildren, Jonathon Lubrant, Jacob Lubrant, Sydney Liedtke, Marshall Liedtke, Derek Bultema, Broc Bultema; two great grandchildren; siblings, Tony (Vicki) Lubrant of Gillespie, Karen (George) Firth of Benld and Sharon Ferrari of Gillespie.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kimberly Lubrant Bultema and brother in law, Larry Ferrari.
Services were held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 at SS Simon & Jude Church, Gillespie. Burial was at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.

Memorials are suggested to Illinois Coal Museum 121 S. Macoupin, Gillespie, IL 62033, SS Simon & Jude Church 304 North Macoupin Street, Gillespie, IL 62033 or Mercy Home for Boys and Girls 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.