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Lisa B. Stahlecker Kubiak

Lisa B. Stahlecker Kubiak, 56, Belding, Mich., formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. 

She was born Sept. 25, 1960, to Helmuth and Vera (Plesko) Stahlecker in Woodstock. 

On Aug. 14, 1982, she married Paul R. Kubiak in Woodstock.

She graduated from Woodstock High School with the Class of 1978 and later graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in art therapy. She put her career aside to stay home with her children during their formative years, and when they were in high school Lisa began a successful career as an artist. She had a lifelong love of art, whether it was in pottery, glass or painting. She gave much of herself in teaching art at the high school and brought out the best in many of her students. She recently served as a substitute teacher in the Belding School District. 

She had a deep faith and love for her Savior Jesus Christ. She had a true love of family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. 

Survivors include her husband; four children, Celia Kubiak, Grand Rapids, Mich., Casey Kubiak (Autumn King), Belding, Curtis (Desiree) Kubiak, Madison Heights, Mich., and Cody Kubiak, Grand Rapids; two grandchildren, Vera and Keegan; five siblings, Karen Stahlecker, Woodstock, Helmuth “Sandy” Stahlecker III (Karen Stahlecker Kush), Chicago, Ruth (Greg) Rish, Cedar Springs, Mich., and Timothy Stahlecker, Cadillac, Mich.; a brother-in-law, Herman Kubiak, Belding; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Connie.

In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated. A celebration of life was held Feb. 9 at the Teen Center Warehouse, Belding, with the Rev. William Overton officiating.

Memorials can be given to the wishes of the family. 

Arrangements and cremation services were made by Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding.

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