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Luba Korobka Holm Brinkman

November 9, 2021

Luba Korobka Holm Brinkman was born on June 17, 1939 in the Ukraine (former USSR).  At the age of 2, she moved to Germany with her family where they spent time in a work camp during World War II.  The family immigrated to the United States when she was 13, where they settled in Newton, KS.  She married Glenn Holm and was blessed with 6 children.  In addition to being a full time mother, she worked at Hehr Windows for 35 + years.  She later married Gerald Brinkman in 1983.


Luba was an avid churchgoer, devoting years of service to the Peabody United Methodist Church and later to the Pathway Church of Wichita.  Luba loved her community, her family and her Lord.  She was a mother and grandmother to all.  She was affectionately known as “little grandma” by her great grandchildren.  Her cooking and baking will certainly be missed, but she will forever be remembered for her famous hugs.  She also enjoyed putting together puzzles with roommate and friend Marie, her boxing classes, listening to Elvis, and spending time with loved ones.   She loved telling others how blessed she was with her friends and family.


Luba arrived in her forever home on November 9, 2021, just in time to celebrate her son George’s 60th birthday.


Luba is survived by daughter Annette (Eric) Ferrell of Denton, TX; daughter Debbie (David) Pusateri of Wichita, KS; son Richard Holm of Peabody, KS; daughter Liz (John) Snelling of Augusta, KS; daughter Traci (Paul) Hines of Wichita, KS; daughter  Lisa (Brian) McDowell of Baldwin City, KS; son James (Janette) Brinkman of Chanute, KS; brother George (Virginia) Korobka of Hays, KS; brother Victor Korobka of Newton, KS; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; dog Bentley, and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by parents Anatoly (Tony) and Anna Korobka; first husband Glenn Holm; second husband Gerald Brinkman; sister and Brother in Law Switlana and Stan Briar; son George Holm; son Frank Brinkman; daughter-in-law Josie Holm; and dog Junior.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Peabody United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside Committal will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery Peabody, Kansas.

Memorial contributions in Luba’s name may be made to the Peabody United Methodist Church or to Rock Steady Boxing of Wichita, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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13 thoughts on “Luba Korobka Holm Brinkman

  1. Luba was a special lady and everyone who knew her loved her. We will cherish the many memories we have of times spent with Luba. Our love and prayers to the family.

  2. Luba was a dear friend and special friend to all. She will be missed by many, especially missed will be those precious hugs❣
    Love, Alan and Judy

  3. We were blessed to have Luba in our lives. She was the epitome of love, kindness, caring, and patience. She is now in heaven with God and her loved ones. We can learn from her loving example. Bless you Luba! Thanks for the memories.

  4. Luba’s passing is very heartbreaking. I’ve always loved Luba and I’ll never forget her visiting me in the hospital and checking in on me during my recovery. That’s just a small example of her love for friends and family. She will be truly missed

  5. I will greatly miss seeing Luba each week as I was able to greet her and walk her in each Sunday. She is a special gift that God shared with us and I am thankful that she gets to be with Him now. Love to all the family!

  6. Luba was a sweet heart. I always enjoyed seeing her at Liz and John’s. Always a big smile and a hug. RIP sweet Luba. You will be so missed by so many

  7. A sweet soul joining her son, a special friend, on his birthday. I love this photo and the face that she passed on to her family. I had several fond moments with her and in her welcoming home. God’s peace for family on both sides of Heaven.

  8. Luba was the GREATEST neighbor! Her hugs will be sorely missed, as will her friendly and kind attitude towards life and family. We were truly blessed by having Luba touch our lives.

  9. Very sorry for your loss. I only met Luba a time or two but do remember that she was a hugger. I hope the memories you made sustain you during this difficult time.

  10. Luba was an “extra mom” to me and my good friends momma. She was short in stature, but what she said you always listened to. Her hugs were the best! So many memories with Traci and our sleepovers and with Luba on South Olive. Love you all Holm family. ❤️

  11. Already miss those famous hugs and she would always follow it with an I love you. What a wonderful person she was. Rest easy Luba. I’m sure the Angels are singing. Love to the family and all who loved her.

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