Iris M. Kuberra

January 24, 1923March 11, 2013

Iris Maxine (Sarff) Kuberra passed away Thursday, March 11, 2013 at St. Eligius Health Center. Iris was born January 24, 1923 in Staples, MN to Melven and Marie Sarff, the 5th of 7 children. She grew up in Duluth and went to Denfeld High School. In 1940 Iris married Walter Kuberra, they have one child, Sharon. Iris worked at Halverson Tree Factory and Chung King. She bowled for many years on the Bell Brothers Team. Iris played in the Kazoo Band and donated her time at St. James Church making pasties and helping put on dinners for the Women of the Moose. Her favorite pastimes were Bingo, playing cards and shopping at K-Mart. She also belonged to a veterans dinner group. Iris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter; sisters, Marjorie, Marabell, and Eileen; and brothers, Harold and Blaine. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Rich) Young of Spokane, Washington; and brother, Gerald Sarff of Duluth. 3 granddaughters, 1 great grandson and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service: 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home, 601 N 56th Ave W, in Duluth. To leave a memory of Iris or words of support, please visit


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 22, 2013

Iris M. Kuberra

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Beverly Strongitharm

March 22, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Iris was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed visiting with her at St. Eligius very often. I helped her play bingo, and various other things. You have my deepest sympathy. She was well taken care of at St Eligius. Beverly Strongitharm

March 21, 2013

Sharon and family,
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great neighbor when we lived on 57th Ave.W. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sue Peterson - Duluth, MN

Mick Levinski

March 17, 2013

I enjoyed our many visits with Iris over the past couple years. She enjoyed the weekly visits of Ben (black lab). She was always in a good mood, was fun to be around and enjoyed each day.

Mick Levinski