Gale L. Straub

    Gale L. “Pup” Straub, 63, of Decatur, died at his residence on Monday, September 27, 2010.
    Born on May 4, 1947, in Decatur, he was the son of the late Ralph and Julia (Werling) Straub.
    Gale was a lifetime member of the former Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. He was a 40-year member of the Preble Volunteer Fire Fighting Association, of which he held numerous offices and positions, including assistant fire chief and chief.
    He was also a member of the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association.
    Gale retired in 2009 after 40 years of service with White Electronic Designs.
    He is survived by a nephew, Kent (Donna) Klopfleisch of Decatur, and two nieces, Mrs. Karen (James) Maurer of Celina, Ohio, and Mrs. Kathie (Jon) Rich of Carol Stream, Illinois.
    He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Melvin Klopfleisch in 2005.
    Calling hours are 3-8 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2010, at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Jon Rich officiating.
    Burial will be in Beery Cemetery, rural Decatur.
    Memorials are to Preble Volunteer Fire Department.