17 décembre 19299 août 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of JAMES E STRAUB announce his passing August 9, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born December 17, 1929 in Carlinville Illinois the son of Elmer and Temperance Godbey Straub. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lorna Kelley Straub, his parents, and sisters Lilas and Sally. Jim grew up in Carlinville, and was the owner of Straub Bros, a trucking company started by his father, Elmer and Uncle, Otto in 1929. While living in Carlinville he was active in Boy Scouting attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, serving as scoutmaster for Troop 64 for 21 years. He served on the Abraham Lincoln Council Executive Board and received the Silver Beaver Award. He was the youngest scoutmaster at the 1953 National Jamboree. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran church serving as President and Secretary of the Voter’s Assembly. He held various offices in the Carlinville Junior Chamber of Commerce and was voted Outstanding Man of the Year. He also served on the Executive Board and was president of the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the Farmers and Merchants Bank. In 1983 he sold the trucking company and moved his family to Englewood Florida, where a new phase of his life began. He became the Senior Boat Captain at Palm Island Resort and piloted Island Harbor #1 for 17 years. He was active in the Englewood US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 serving as Public Education Officer and up until the age of 88 was the unofficial groundskeeper at the Auxiliary’s building. Captain Jim was a kind and gentle person filled with warmth, humor and stories who loved to have an interesting conversation with a good friend or a family member. He enjoyed reading especially westerns and American history, baking, and was a master furniture maker. He will be forever remembered as loving father to Wendy (Patrick) Weichert of Rutherfordton NC, James Straub of Sarasota FL, William (Tally) Straub of Oklahoma, Mimi Williams (Michael Smith) of New Port Richey Fl, and Christian (Kristin)Straub of Englewood Fl. Proud grandfather of Edie Weichert, James Corbin, Zach Loveless, Jamie Lynn Straub, Hayden Williams, Madison Williams, Ryan Straub, Chloe Straub, Winter Straub, Talon Straub and doting great grandfather of Jax Loveless and Spencer Elizabeth Loveless. He is also survived by brother-in-law Carl Kelley of Danielsville GA, and sister-in-law Alice Hunt of Mesa AZ, several nieces and nephews, and friends Courtney De Filippis, Natalie Corey, Beth Loveless, and Angie Traylor. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 September 25 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Englewood Florida. The family requests no flowers but ask those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood Florida Condolences may be left at dignitymemorial.com


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Jim & Elaine Bennett

22 septembre , 2021

We are so honored to have been neighbors & friends with Jim . He always had a smile, a wave & loved to catch up with the neighborhood news!
He is missed every day. God bless his family.

Robert Wiggins

14 septembre , 2021

so sorry for your loss

Madison Williams

13 septembre , 2021

My dearest Grandpa. As young girls, my cousin Chloe and I would try to beat the sunrise in order to greet him with a breakfast in bed— even if it was just cereal and sliced oranges. He taught us well. In later years, he would always stay up to date on what my current hobbies were; he would send news articles relating to so. He would send texts to make sure I was doing well, and was happy. My grandpa, is forever the definition of what a good man is to be.


12 septembre , 2021

Having delivered Meals on Wheels to Jim for several years, he quickly became one of my favorites! Sitting in his chair in the living room, he greeted me when I brought in his meals and was always very pleasant and a joy to be around. He will be missed.

Margaret Frisch

11 août , 2021

Lifting you all up in prayer.
Mr. Jim was a wonderful man and friend to my father and our family. He’s now with Mrs. Lorna and his dear friends with Jesus.
Margaret Heinz Frisch and family