On November 27, 2020, at Willow Creek Manor, at the age of 85, the Lord opened his arms and welcomed Arthur George Straub home. After a brief stay in the hospital, he returned to Willow Creek Manor to be with his wife Jean, where they enjoyed his final days together.
Art was born April 14, 1935 at Hodgeville, Saskatchewan to Henry and Mary Straub. He was the third child of 4 children. He grew up on the NE-10-14-8 W3 and lived there most of his life. Art went to school at Vickers and then farmed with his family in the Hodgeville area.
He was active in Luther League where he met Jean Miller. They soon married at Trinity Lutheran Church on July 11, 1959. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Judy and Glenn.
Art and Jean were very involved in the Salem Lutheran Church. Art was a member of the council, choir and was treasurer for many years. He enjoyed mixed farming with grain and livestock, with seeding and harvest being his favourite times of year.
After Jean suffered from a stroke in 1988, Art took on more roles in the house to assist Jean without hesitation but with much determination. They formed a very strong team and stuck by each other through many obstacles they were faced with.
Art and Jean retired to Swift Current in 2005. He took pride in everything he did, in every aspect of his life. Art enjoyed restoring antiques, and had a knack of taking something old and making it useful again. Art and Jean both loved to socialize, play cards, and camp when possible. Art enjoyed having his family together and especially loved spending time with his four grandchildren. He was very proud to join the celebration of the farm receiving its Century Farm award. It meant a great deal to him seeing the family farm carry on into its fifth generation.
Art is predeceased by his parents Henry and Mary Straub, in-laws; Peter and Adele Miller, brother Donald Straub, and brothers-in-law; Don Luciak and Lloyd Busch.
Art is survived by his spouse Jean Straub, children; Judy (Ernie) Wilson and Glenn (Connie) Straub, grandchildren; Jonathan (Talia) Wilson and their children Brandon and Ryder, Jessica (Carson) Daly and their children Hunter and Emerson, Nicole (Blade) Davie and their children Taytum and Jayda, and Riley (Melissa) Straub and their children Sawyer and Maverick, sister Louise Busch, brother Larry (Linda) Straub, sisters-in-law; Lois Cady, Marjorie (Roger) Bertrand and Irene Luciak, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations in Art’s memory may be made to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 665 Central Avenue North, Swift Current, SK S9H 0M2. Family and friends are invited to sign the online book of condolences www.pichehawkinsgrondinfuneralchapels.ca.