Robert F. Laub

Robert F. Laub, age 91 of Millbury, passed away on October 14, 2021, at his home. He was born on February 19, 1930, to John and Catherine (Zwick) Laub in Gladstone, North Dakota. He married the love of his life, Viola (Focht), on September 15, 1952. He was an Ironworker for Local 55 until he retired. He loved his work and was very proud of it.
Robert was a man of many talents. He enjoyed fishing (though he never ate his catches), hunting, golfing, and most of all, working with wood. He built each of his grandchildren something from scratch: a gun cabinet for Samantha, a dresser and a table for Amanda’s wedding, and a bench for Nick’s wedding that people can sign as they come. He built so many things that will remain for his family to remember him by.
Robert was also a dancer. When he lived in North Dakota, he was part of a polka band and would play at weddings. He played the trumpet and enjoyed the music and the people. This sparked his passion for polka. So much so, that he traveled the states to attend polka dances with his wife. Since they traveled so much for these dances and continued to travel once Robert retired, they visited practically every state except Alaska. Robert and Viola frequented Orange Beach, AL, as it was their favorite vacation spot, and went almost every year until Robert fell ill.  He will be truly, dearly missed by those who knew him and loved him.
Robert is survived by his wife of 69 years, Viola; children, Jerome (Kim) Laub, Robert A. Laub, Jocelyn (Charles) Harpel; grandchildren, Samantha (Kenny), Nick (Mackenzie), and Amanda (Rudolph). He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Catherine; sisters, Helen and Kathleen; brother, John Laub; sister-in-law, Honey Laub; brother-in-law Tony; and daughter-in-law, Cathy. The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to his caregivers, Abby Seeds, and Stacy Bennett, who have cared for Robert and his wife for some time, and do such an amazing job with them. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Life Connection of Ohio.
A Memorial Mass for Robert will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Church on Friday, October 29, 2021, in Walbridge at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date at Gladstone Cemetery in North Dakota.
The arrangements are being handled by Freck Funeral Chapel




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