Gilbert T. Haub


WEST BROOKLYN — Gilbert T. Haub, 91, of West Brooklyn, passed away Dec. 27, 2022, in Franklin Grove Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 in St. Mary's Catholic Church West Brooklyn. Rev. Randy Fronek will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery West Brooklyn. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time in the church. Wasmer Funeral Home is privileged to assist the family.

Gib was born Jan. 10, 1931, to Joseph and Emma (Schneider) Haub at the family farm in Brooklyn Township just outside of West Brooklyn.

On March 29, 1951 he married the love of his life Celia "Sis" Hoover at St. Mary's Church West Brooklyn.

Gib spent his life in the West Brooklyn area where he served his community and church in many ways. He belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, was a member of Lee County Farm Bureau, the West Brooklyn Co-Op, serving as President, and the Inlet Swamp Drainage Commissioner/Chairman. Gib loved all things related to the farm, especially John Deere. He enjoyed a game of Rummikub and played it until the end.

His family was the light of his life.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Sis, of West Brooklyn; sons, Gary (Wanda) Haub, of West Brooklyn and Mark (Alicia) Haub, of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Jodi (Pete) Beck, of Stillman Valley; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and sister, Darlene Shaw, of Mendota. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Haub in 1982; brothers, Marvin and LeRoy; and sisters, Catherine, Flora and Shirley.

Pallbearers will be Dennis Haub, Michael Ellison, Michael Schultz, Pete Beck, Jim Haub and Corey McLaughlin.

Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice of Oregon or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be left at