Karl Kube

Obituary of Karl Edward Kube

Karl “Ed” Kube, 93, went to heaven on March 9th in his home under the tender care of his daughters. The family joked that he needed about seven weeks of space from his wife, Maggie, after 67 years of marriage, but after a little time, he missed her too much and was ready to be by her side again. Maggie died January 15, 2021. Ed was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his children, Cindi Polovick (son-in-law Michael) and Karen Haggarty, grandchildren, Meghan Brooke (Max), Morgan May (Jeff), Kalie Haggarty, TJ Stevens, and great-granddaughter, Emory Brooke. He now joins his wife, Maggie Kube, son Timothy E. Kube, and son-in-law, Dale Haggarty in heaven. Ed was the founder and owner of Kube Excavating, and he dug basements and installed septic systems around the Peninsula area for decades. Even after he “retired”, he continued working into his 80s, and he was unofficially known as a local expert for machine repairs. If something was broken, Ed would figure out how to fix it. He was known for taking anything from a Bobcat to a microwave apart then putting it back together and magically repair it. He would say, “It’s already broke, you can’t make it any worse!” There was the “Ed Kube way” of fixing things, and no one dared question it, because Ed always ended up being right! Ed was quiet, but he had a razor-sharp memory and a quick wit. He could rattle off facts about a job from years back and retain all the details. He had a great sense of humor and would throw out a witty comment when least expected. When asked how he was doing, he would often reply, “Not too rotten, just a little spoiled around the edges.” And spoiled he was. Between his wife, Maggie, and his two daughters, Cindi and Karen, Ed was adored, looked after, and never had a bad meal or a cold cup of coffee. Ed and his family lived on Whaley Road for over 60 years. His home, (mostly built by him), included a large garage in the back that had every tool or machine ever needed, and Ed knew where everything was located and how to use it. Guests who came over to the house would somehow end up in the garage assisting him with his latest project. His home was always a welcoming space to neighbors, friends, and family, including their church family, Broadman Baptist. Our beloved “Papa” will be missed by many, but it brings us comfort knowing that he and Gram are together again in their new heavenly home. We can only hope that the garage up there has enough stuff to keep him busy... Due to COVID-19, a private service will be held for immediate family only. A recording of the service may be seen on Redmon Funeral Home's Facebook page (facebook.com/Redmonfuneralhome) beginning at 10 AM on Sunday, March 21, 2021.