Venice D. Straub, 90

Venice D. Straub, 90, of West Bend passed away Wednesday May 2, 2007 at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac.

He was born on June 29, 1916 in Campbellsport to the late George and Caroline (nee Gremminger) Straub.

Venice served in the U.S. Army during WW II in the Pacific Theater.

On Sept. 27, 1947 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Tennies in Slinger. Together they made their home in St. Killian where he farmed from 1950 until 1969.

During that time, Venice also worked at Klinka Olds in West Bend as a mechanic.

In 1969 Venice and Elizabeth moved to West Bend, and Venice worked in maintenance for the M&I Bank.

Venice was a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport, the Knights of Columbus in West Bend, and the Loyal Order of the Moose, West Bend Lodge 1398.

He loved his family and enjoyed working on old cars and tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; eight children, George Straub of West Bend, Germaine (Richard) Mayo of Cornelius, N.C., Gary (Marilyn) Straub of West Bend, Dennis (Sharon) Straub of Beloit, Gloria (John) Reindl of Kewaskum, David Straub of Theresa, Gerald (Chris) Straub of West Bend and Gayleen (Richard) Lutz of Campbellsport; 15 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister, Cordilla Knappenberger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Cele Strupp and Helen Ackerman, both of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Geoffery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Rev. Neal Zinthefer will officiate.

Burial will follow in St. Matthew’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend, on Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a K.C. service at 8 pm.

Memorials to St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac, 33 Everett St., or St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family.

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