Gene James Stubbe, 66, Wausau, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Gene was born July 14, 1953 in Wausau to the late Ernest and Irene (Jakubowski) Stubbe. For a time, he worked for the Granite Peak Ski hill before being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Gene had always been a very active outdoorsman; hiking, camping, fishing and riding his pedal bike through nature. He continued to be as active as he could as the MS slowly took his mobility away from him over the next 20 years.
Gene continued to have a good sense of humor and sought to keep his connection to nature. He carved walking sticks, painting and lacquering them. He also would create art through whatever he found in nature.
Gene is survived by his siblings, Gary (Rose) Stubbe, Earleen (Dennis) Fox, Stephanie (Roger) Neizke and Carol (Gary) Gilles; 17 nieces and nephews and many extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Bette and Richard Lane.
Per Gene’s wishes, there will be no service. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.