Ann Welsh Straub, 93, of Dubuque, died of natural causes Monday, February 10, 2014 at Stonehill Care Center.
Services will be held Friday, February 14, at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Dubuque, with the Rev. Mark Ressler officiating. Entombment will be at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. Friends may call from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Friday at the Church. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road is in charge of the arrangements.
Ann was born Oct. 2, 1920 in Epworth to Vincent and Mary (Hamilton) Welsh. She attended Mercy School of Nursing. She married Dr. Joseph John Straub on May 29, 1943 in Clinton, Okla., where he was stationed in the Navy.
Ann worked as a nurse with her husband at his practice. Joseph and Ann loved to travel and saw the world together.
Ann was an active member of the community and served on several boards including the Visiting Nurses Association. She was the past president of Medical Auxiliary and an avid volunteer and fundraiser for Mercy Hospital, the Dubuque of Museum of Art and Stonehill Care Center.
Ann, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, was abundantly blessed with a wonderful family and many dear friends. Her prayers are with all of you. She promised.
Surviving her in death are three children Mary Ann (Robbin) Burns of Waterloo, Dr. John (Connie) Straub of Farmington, Conn., and Michael (Peggie) Straub of Frankfort, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Bridget (Jeff) Maxwell, Heather Burns, Meg (Michael) Needham, Brian (Agata) Burns, Emily Straub, Dr. Benjamin Straub, Matthew Straub and Jonathan Straub; six great-children, Patrick and Mary Grace Maxwell, Isabella and Zachery Needham and Marta and Stanislav Burns; and sister Elizabeth Kelly of Palatine, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters Mary Eileen and Geraldine Levelle; and brothers-in-law Robert Straub and John Kelly.
Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com