The Free Press, Mankato, MN


September 29, 2012

Timothy T. Straub

—   Timothy T. Straub, age 71 of Black Hawk, South Dakota died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 12th in Navarre Province, Spain while on an archaeological dig.

  Tim was born November 16th, 1940 in St. Peter, MN to Harold and Catherine-Lynch Straub.  He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1958.

  He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Straub; mother of his children, Loretta Lehnert Straub; children, Michelle Burns (Timothy), Steven Straub (Cherie), Renee(Bob) Tousley, Tony(Tennille) Straub, Mara (Brian) Rayner and step-son, Rob Hermann; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Art (Barb) Straub, Don (Mary Jane) Straub, Pete (Sylvia) Straub, Sam (LuAnn) Straub, Lyle (Connie) Straub, Louisa (Gregg) Voss and Susie (Rick) Edberg; sister-in-law, Janet Straub and many other relatives and friends.

  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Straub.

  His 38 year career began with Green Giant Company in Le Sueur, MN as a mushroom grower.  As he grew and evolved, his career flourished taking him to new destinations across the globe as an International Quality Assurance Manager.  Tim loved to learn, to be physically active, on the go, to mentor and volunteer and to explore and discover.

  Tim was passionate about meeting new people, learning about new cultures and teaching and sharing his experiences with others.  He loved being in nature- hiking, playing, exploring and hanging out with his beloved wife Mary, children, grandchildren and many friends.

  Tim led by example when living life to the fullest.  Tim touched the lives of many people with his smile and charisma. He maintained his trademark joy in meeting others all the way to the end.  

  Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ney Nature Center east of Henderson, MN.  Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur on Friday, Oct. 5, from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the Ney Nature Center.

  Memorials will be donated for causes & projects that were very dear to Tim.

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