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Harlan Kenneth Laube
Harlen Kenneth Laube, 81, of Denver, died Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls.

Harlen was born June 26, 1936, in Waverly, Iowa the son of Gustav and Hulda (Steege) Laube. He was baptized July 26, 1936, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waverly and confirmed his faith in 1951. He graduated from Tripoli High School with the class of 1955. On November 23, 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Steege at Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Denver. One week later, he reported for duty in the United States Army Reserve, for which he served until his honorable discharge in 1964. Harlen was employed by Sears in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, where he held multiple titles, eventually retiring as the manager of shipping and receiving after 32 years of service. Not one to sit around and fully retire, he was then employed by Denver Community Schools as a bus driver and maintenance worker.

Harlen was an active member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Denver where he served on the church council. He was a charter member of Willow Run Country Club in Denver, was active with the Cyclone Athletic Boosters, and had served as a member of the Denver Community School Board. He thoroughly enjoyed the community and sporting events that went on in Denver; basketball was his passion. He served as a youth baseball coach for countless teams over the years and attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events was always a highlight. He always had a home improvement project going, and was never too busy to help his children when they needed an extra hand around the house. Above all, he was a family man. His greatest joy came when he could spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Harlen is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Denver; three daughters, Kelly (Dennis) Carman of Denver, Tracy (Allen) Thurm of Denver, and Amy (Mark) Grawe of Waverly; two sons, Tory (Cindy) Laube of Barneveld, Wisconsin and Corby (Amilee) Laube of Marion, Iowa; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Laube, sister Shirley Martin, and sisters-in-law, Vivian Laube, Jean Jondahl and Jolene Lindsey. He is preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Lorenz and Mabel Steege, brother Wallace Laube, sister-in-law Lou Ann Laube, brothers-in-law Jim Martin, Alan Steege and Jerry Jondahl, and sister and brother-in-law Maxine and Leonard Flynn.

Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Denver with Rev. Craig Henderson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, rural Denver. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 25, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to Saint Paul United Church of Christ or the Harlen Laube Scholarship Fund.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver was in charge of arrangements.
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