Clay Center, Kan. -- Al Straub, 69, passed away March 10, 2021.

Al was born February 21, 1952 in Wamego, Kan. to Otto J. and Arleen (Immenschuh) Straub.

Al grew up in Clay Center, graduating from CCCHS in 1972.  He served in the Army National Guard from 1972-1993.  He married Debra Dunn on June 9, 1973 and they later divorced.  Al then married Janice Kahrs on April 28, 1990 and she preceded him in death on June 5, 2012.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Clay County Highway Department for 39 years, retiring in 2019.  Al also worked part time at Pamida and Kier’s.  

He was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and Elks Lodge.  

He is preceded in death by his parents; great grandson, Brillyn; three sisters, Barbara Straub, Philomena Straub and Louise Hoffsett; three brothers, Raphael, Delafield, and Arthur.

Survivors: son, Darin and Brandi Straub of Canfield, Ohio; daughters, Heather Straub and Roger Adams of Clay Center, Kan. and Sarah Straub and Keeton Ott of Wakefield, Kan.; 13 grandchildren, Madison, Kimberlin, Bryn, Ashley, Briana, Kandice, Brayden, Koy, Danner, Stella, Kieson, Killian and Atticus; two great grandchildren, Kolt and Kloie; brothers, Otto (Jan) Straub of Clay Center, Kan. and Tony (Barbara) Straub of Clay Center, Kan.; sisters, Lorene Wille of Manhattan, Kan. and  Dorothy (Dick) Lyons of Blue Springs, Mo.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Clay Center United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Private Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to the Utility Park Zoo c/o funeral home.

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