Christine Sterner Kubiak, 69, died July 7, 2020 peacefully in her home surrounded by her family in Bloomington, IL, after a three-year battle with ALS (Bulbar). Her memorial service will be held at St. Luke Union Church in Bloomington on Saturday July 11th at 2:00 pm. Ashes will be interred in the family plot at the Watsontown, PA cemetery at a later date.
Mrs. Kubiak was born June 4, 1951, in Danville, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Charlotte and George Sterner of Dewart, PA who preceded her in death.
She attended Maryville College, Tennessee (BA), University of Tennessee (MLS) and Carnegie Melon University (Masters of Musicology). She pursued a career in librarianship at Milner Library, Illinois State University as a beloved Music, Theater and Communications Librarian and Head of the Learning Resources Center until her retirement in 2011.
Christine married Matthew Kubiak on September 9, 1984. They have one son, Andrew and one daughter, Caroline.
Mrs. Kubiak never let her ALS diagnosis stop her from living life to the fullest. She was a devoted concert, museum, cathedral and opera enthusiast, avid reader, piano player and traveler. She showered anyone who crossed her path with kindness, love, and acceptance. She will be remembered as a thoughtful and compassionate soul.
She is survived by her husband and children, two sisters, a niece and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chicago chapter of the ALS association and Planned Parenthood.
Celebration Of Life
2:00 PM (CST)
St. Luke Union Church
2101 E Washington Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
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