Harry P. Laub, 92, of rural Bishop Hill, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26th, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Rev. John Burns will officiate. Burial will be at Red Oak Cemetery, rural Cambridge. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bishop Hill Fire Department or the Wataga Senior Citizens Center.
Harry Phillip Laub was born July 21, 1921 in Weller Township, Henry County, Illinois, the son of John P. and Ella C. Nelson Laub. He was educated at the Riverside Country School and graduated from Galva High School in 1939. His marriage to Bernadine Ray took place on February 21, 1946 in Kewanee. She died April 2, 2002. Harry 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, and they liked vacationing with friends. Harry enjoyed the Wataga Senior Citizens’ lunches on Wednesdays, the Chicago Cubs and Bears, the Illini, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandkids.
Those surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Paula Laub, rural Bishop Hill, a granddaughter and her husband, Sarah and Nathan Hahn, Galva, a grandson and his wife, James and Amanda Laub, Kewanee, a great grandson, David Romero, a sister, Helen Apana, Wailuku, Hawaii, and a special friend, Doris Porter, Kewanee. His parents, his wife of 50 years, Bernadine, an infant granddaughter, Katie, a sister, Margaret, and two brothers, Maurice and Stanley, preceded him in death.