Eldyne “Deno” Marie (Vistad) Kubena, 76, of Hibbing, MN, passed away on
Thursday, August 5, 2021, at her home with family by her side.
She was born on April 18, 1945 in Roseau, MN to Ole and Ethel (Sellen) Vistad.
She grew up on her parent’s farm in Roseau and attended school there,
graduating from Roseau High School in 1963. In 1964 she graduated from St.
Cloud Cosmetology School, St. Cloud, MN. She then moved to Hibbing where
she worked as a beautician. In 1969 she married Jerome “Jerry” Kubena at St.
Leo’s Church in Hibbing, MN.
Over the years she continued being a beautician, along with a homemaker, home
health care aide, and the bookkeeper for their business, Kubena Construction.
Deno was an accomplished piano player and she enjoyed music and dancing.
She loved going to music concerts and she especially looked forward to the
Buddy Holly Winter Party at The Reif Center.
They welcomed their three children into their home and took pride in teaching
them to be strong, loving, and independent children. She was a loving and
supportive Mother, Grandmother and friend to many. She rarely missed
attending her children’s and grandchildren’s school events and cheering them on
in sports. Deno devoted her entire life to her children and continues to influence
their lives. Her kindness and compassion touched many hearts and we will all
She is survived by her children, Jason (Kathy) Kubena, Jacki Kubena; five
grandchildren, Maddi Kubena, Michael Kubena, Drew Kubena, Blaydon Kubena-
McCue, and Rowan McCue; brothers Ray (JoAnn) Vistad, Luverne (MaryAnn)
Vistad, Leroy Vistad; sisters-in-law Frances Butchert and Marion Prebich; along
with many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and her special dog KiKi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Ethel Vistad; husband, Jerry
Kubena; and son Andy Kubena.
The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the
Open Door Church, 12025 Corey Tracts Rd, Hibbing Mn, with Pastor Brent
Theien officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at church. Burial
at Hibbing Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing. The family would like to express our
thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Fairview Hospice of Hibbing.
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