Obituaries & Tributes

James William Kubli Jr.

July 22, 1949 – Feb. 18, 2023

James William Kubli Jr., 73, of Creswell, Ore. passed away on Feb. 18, 2023 surrounded by his family. James was born on July 22, 1949 to parents James Kubli Sr. and Darlene (Skinner) Kubli. 

After graduating high school James Jr. joined the United States Navy. As a Russian Linguistics Specialist he listened to Russian submarines, earning him the National Defense Service medal. 

After his time spent in the service, James had three children, James William Kubli III, Michael Kubli and Melissa Kubli. 

For the remainder of his working career, James, worked at the United States Postal Service for 32 years. He was very involved in the union as a steward and local president. 

James enjoyed a variety of different hobbies including golf, technology, space exploration science, Oregon sports, Star Wars, college sports, mystery and Sci-Fi books and movies and music from the ‘40s thru the ‘70s.

James is survived by his life partner of 32 years, Sally Wostmann of Creswell; son James William Kubli III of Eugene; son Michael Kubli of Eugene; daughter Melissa Kubli of Eugene; brother Brian Kubli of Medford, Ore.; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. James is preceded in death by his parents James Sr. and Darlene (Skinner) Kubli. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.

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