Peter James Dubec was born April 8, 1944 to Peter and Helen Dubec of Whiting Indiana. He attended Notre Dame University.
After a tour in the Air Force where he served as chaplain, he graduated from Indiana University in 1973 with two degrees in Religious Studies and Journalism. He had nearly attained his Master's Degree in Religious Studies when he was hired as editor of "The Catholic Mirror" in 1974 by the beloved Bishop Maurice Dingman. Under his direction, The Catholic Mirror won several awards from the National Catholic Press Association. When Pope John Paul II visited Iowa, Peter was instrumental in planning that event as well chief photographer for the pope.
He was also honored by an appointment as a lay advisor to serve with the United States Council of Catholic Bishops.
In 1987, he began work as assistant code editor for the state of Iowa, retiring in 2006.
A profound writer, poet and thinker, he never met a book he didn't like.
He was a devoted Notre Dame football fan along with best friends and Notre Dame fans, Chris Frosheiser and Russ Lovell. He also loved the White Sox.
His earthly life came to an end on Sept. 7, 2010. He is survived by 3 children: Esther (Brooks) Glasnapp, Peter Benjamin Dubec and Rachel (Rusty) Naber; his sister, Joanne (Jack) Sonnenberg from Phoenix, Arizona and brother, Brother Michael Dubec, O.F.M., from Hazard, Kentucky; nephews and niece: Christian, Zachary and Leah Sonnenberg.
His funeral will be Monday, September 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Des Moines. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made in his name to Franciscan Friars, Mother of Good Counsel Community, 329 Poplar St. Hazard, Ky., 41701.
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