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Timothy Straub, 71, Black Hawk, S.D.

A memorial service for Timothy T. Straub, 71, of Black Hawk, S.D., will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Ney Nature Center east of Henderson.
Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur on Friday, Oct. 5, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the services at the Ney Nature Center.
Mr. Straub died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in Navarre Province, Spain, while on an archaeological dig.
Mr. Straub was born Nov. 16, 1940, in St. Peter, to Harold and Catherine-Lynch Straub. He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1958.
His 38-year career began with Green Giant Company in Le Sueur 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.
Mr. Straub loved to learn, to be physically active, on the go, to mentor and volunteer and to explore and discover. He 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.
Mr. Straub led by example when living life to the fullest. He 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.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Straub; mother of his children, Loretta Lehnert Straub; daughter, Michelle (Timothy) Burns, Steven (Cherie) Straub, Renee (Bob) Tousley, Tony (Tennille) Straub, Mara (Brian) Rayner and stepson, 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 was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Straub.
Memorials will be donated for causes and projects that were very dear to Mr. Straub.