Obituary published May 23, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
Dale Strube, 72, of New Florence, Mo., passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Siteman Cancer Center of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Strube passed away due to a heart attack.
Mr. Strube was born in New Florence, Missouri on March 3, 1941, the son of the late Albert V. and Alice H. (Poindexter) Strube.
He was the husband of Madaline Carol (Dieckmann) Strube. They were married September 25, 1960 at Bowling Green, Missouri.
Dale is survived by his wife Madaline of New Florence, two sons, Kenneth Strube & wife Lisa of New Florence and Jeffrey Strube & wife Glynne Dee of Fulton, two daughters, Melanie Grosse & husband Ben of Hermann and Connie Smith & husband Jamey of Sturgeon, two brothers, Robert Vernon Strube of Sullivan and Leroy "Lee" Strube & wife Priscilla of Columbia, a sister Fay Colter of New Haven, three sisters-in-law Evelyn Strube of New Florence and Martha Huff of St. Louis and Doris Dieckmann of Bowen, Illinois by his 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers Melvin & Marion Strube and a great granddaughter Natalie Strube.
Dale attended Whiteside School in rural New Florence grades 1-8, and then Montgomery Co. R-II School grades 9-12. Dale was a member of the Rough Riders of Hermann, the Montgomery County Saddle Club, the Old Settlers Association of New Florence and the Montgomery County Old Threshers Association
During his life, Dale worked with heavy equipment. He worked for Marvin Deeker as a dump truck driver, a shovel operator at McClain Quarry and later a maintenance and welder operator at Wellsville Fire Brick. Dale worked at Wellsville from 1963 until the brick plant closed in 2001. After retirement from Wellsville Fire Brick, Dale purchased his own over the road cab over truck, which he continued to drive until his illness. Dale also farmed all of his life and still had a cattle farm at the time of his death.
Dale enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and their families. He like fishing, horse riding, taking plane rides with friends, spending time at his lake and enjoying his dog Buttons and horse Babe. He very much enjoyed his daily trips to Junction Fuel for coffee.
Visitation will be Thursday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Baker-Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, New Florence, Missouri, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m., with Ben Grosse officiating.
Burial will be at Hugo Cemetery, New Florence, Missouri.
Memorials may be given to Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, Helen Reagan Cancer Fund or Hugo Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.