Karl Grube(1932 - 2013)

Grube, Karl G.

A native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, born on January 11,1932, Karl G. Grube, 81, passed away peacefully at home in Kohler, WI, on August 12, 2013. His parents Karl T. Grube and Alvera Conrardy Grube, both of Sheboygan, precede him in death.

Karl graduated in 1950 from North High School then attended St. Thomas College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He served in the Air Force from 1951-1955 in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska and was honorably discharged. Karl married Marilyn Jellinek on September 19, 1953.

Karl is survived by his loving wife of sixty years Marilyn Grube; their four children Ted (Alice) Grube, Kathy Grube, John (Sandy) Grube, and Gretchen (Gary) Scheidt; two grandchildren, Luke (Johanna) Harris and Karla (Michael) Blaul; and two great-grandchildren Brady and Kaleb Harris. Also survived by his sisters Margaret (Ron) Frohna, and Kathryn (Tony) Sollitto, and many nieces and nephews.

Karl began working for the PaperMate Division of the Gillette Company in 1956 and for thirty years rose up the ranks from salesman to executive management in the Government/Military Markets Division at Gillette's corporate headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

After retiring in 1986, Karl and Marilyn relocated to Sheboygan and immediately became active in the community. As a member of the Kiwanis, Karl was one of the founders of Lakefest He served on the Sheboygan Symphony Board for nine years and for twelve years on the Mead Library Foundation Board. Karl became active in the restoration of the Stephanie H. Weill Center in 1996, serving on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Sheboygan Community Theatre Foundation, Inc., through June 2010. He enjoyed "Second Monday" breakfast meetings with his Graduates of 1950 North High School class and renewing old friendships. He was also a member of the Sheboygan Elks Club.

Karl enjoyed traveling with his wife and they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a car trip to the Grand Canyon and other points of interest. He had a great interest in China and was thrilled to be able go on a guided tour of China. He loved music (Wagner was a favorite) and musicals (Camelot - also his "pet name" for Kohler!). Karl was a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and rarely missed a game on television.

A memorial service for Karl G. Grube will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Cerpich officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home, 1535 S. 12 St. on Saturday from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Sharon H. Richardson Community Hospice for the care they extended to Karl and his family which helped him stay at home during this period.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com

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Reinbold Novak Funeral Home
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Aug. 15, 2013