Willard C. Straub, 78

Willard Carl “Snuffy” Straub, age 78, of Dassel, MN, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

A family graveside funeral service and interment will take place at a yet-to-be-determined date. All friends and family are welcome to attend. The funeral service will be conducted in Lengby, MN, with Richard Siedschlag officiating. The urn bearers will be Bill’s grandchildren.

A celebration of life gathering will take place at a place and time to be determined, not before March 2021 (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Bill Straub was born June 14, 1942, in Fosston, to John and Evelyn (Neubauer) Straub. He grew up on a farm near Lengby, with four brothers and one sister. Bill attended grade school at Pine Bend country school and attended high school in Fosston.

After leaving school, Bill worked on neighboring farms, as well as the home family farm. His first job away from the family farm was at a sugar beet plant in East Grand Forks. While employed there, he met Phyllis Mondor of East Grand Forks.

Shortly before his marriage to Phyllis, Bill was drafted into the military service. He served honorably for two years, which included a one-year tour of service in Vietnam.

Together, Bill and Phyllis raised three sons and one daughter; Scott of Dassel, Dean of Glencoe, Kelly of Pine Center, and Cory of Dassel.

After being discharged from military service, Bill worked for numerous employers, most were near the Twin Cities.

Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 141 of Silver Lake.

He was preceeded in death by his mother and father, Evelyn and John Straub; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Irene and Eusebe Mondor; four brothers, Derald, Richard, Donald, Dale; and his wife, Phyllis.

Bill is survived by one brother, Bob of Sauk Centre; sister, Donna Klein of Dassel; three sons, Scott, Dean, Cory; daughter, Kelly; his long-time lady friend, Carolyn of Dassel; grandchildren, Scotti, (Jeff) Keller, Caroline, (Steve) West, Shawn, Austin, Samantha and (Adam) Frank; great-grandchildren, Carson, Neal, Abram, Ivo, Jonas, and Aubree.

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