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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Obituary: Harry Laub

  • Harry P. Laub, 92, of rural Bishop Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. John Burns officiated. Burial was in Red Oak Cemetery, rural Cambridge. A visitation was held Friday, Oct. 25 at the f...
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  • Harry P. Laub, 92, of rural Bishop Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. John Burns officiated. Burial was in Red Oak Cemetery, rural Cambridge. A visitation was held Friday, Oct. 25 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bishop Hill Fire Department or the Wataga Senior Citizen Center.
    Harry Phillip Laub was born on July 21, 1921, in Weller Township, Henry County, Illinois, the son of John P. and Ella C. Nelson Laub. He was educated at Riverside Country School and graduated from Galva High School in 1939. He married Bernadine Ray on Feb. 21, 1946, in Kewanee. She died on April 2, 2002. He was a lifelong farmer and lived in the Bishop Hill area his entire life. His farming operation primarily consisted of raising corn, soybeans and cattle.
    His memberships include the Flemish American Club in Kewanee and he was a lifetime member of the Henry County Farm Bureau. Harry served for many years on the Galva School Board. He had worked at the Knoxville and Galesburg Sale Barns. In his early years, he and Bernadine spent their winters in Las Vegas, Nev., and they liked vacationing with friends. Harry enjoyed the Wataga Seniors Citizens’ lunches on Wednesdays, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, the Illini, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandkids.
    Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Paula Laub of rural Bishop Hill; a granddaughter and her husband, Sarah and Nathan Hahn of Galva; a grandson and his wife, James and Amanda Laub of Kewanee; a great grandson, David Romero; a sister, Helen Apana of Wailuku, Hawaii; and a special friends, Doris Porter of Kewanee. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years, Bernadine; an infant granddaughter, Katie; a sister, Margaret; and two brothers, Maurice and Stanley.
     

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