Don Strub
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 4, 1930
  • Place of birth:
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 1, 2014
Let the memory of Don be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr. Don Strub, 83, born on August 4, 1930 and passed away on February 1, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Thomas Jacobs on 22nd February 2014

"Dr. Don Strub was a great role model and great instructor.  Dental radiology was driest of dry subjects and by necessity would be taught in a darkened room where slides (no digital then) of dental radiographs were shown to demonstrate various conditions.  Students, always low on sleep, would lean back in most classes, using the cover of a darkened room to catch a nap, but never in Dr. Strub's class.  We were on the edge of our seats, literally, straining to see each image on the screen.  This is because Dr. Strub came to each class armed with a class roster which he used frequently and randomly to call on a student in the darkness.  "And what condition do we see in this slide Mr. .....", he would say.  You didn't want to be the one caught napping so we were all at full attention the entire class.  His technique was brilliant and worked perfectly.  In addition to being a great instructor Dr. Strub was a soft-spoken gentleman and at a time (post-60's), when much of the world was still a little shaggy, a clean-cut professional.  I will always have an appreciation and pleasant memories of him.
Thomas A. Jacobs, DDS  Class of 1977"

This tribute was added by Mary Ann Cozine on 22nd February 2014

"Lorraine & all,  I have fond memories of Don.  My mother, Marie Shaffer, would also share stories of his childhood.  We always enjoyed reading his Christmas letters!"

This tribute was added by Ann Hession on 20th February 2014

"Cuz Lorraine - you know how sad I am to hear of Don's passing.  The two of you shared so much during life.    Know you and your family are in my prayers and, as you suggested - I will certainly lift a glass to him during his memorial - even tho I am not there!!  :)  Thinking of you!   Hugs and prayers for you.   Also, I love all the pictures posted on this site!!"

This tribute was added by Donna Diehl on 19th February 2014

"Don was a super husband, father, grandfather, teacher.  We will always remember him as the best friend anyone could ever have.  He and Bob "whitey" Diehl became friends as fellow Hawkeyes at the University.. of Iowa.  In 1954 they traveled to Europe together, having hilarious adventures, creating stories that have entertained us for sixty years.  Now we see these two Hawkeye buddies together again, still caring for all of us.  May fond memories bring comfort now to Lorraine, Tracy, Kim, Fletcher, Cindy and your dear families.
Our Love and Sympathy are with you.
Donna and Family"

This tribute was added by Jill Strub on 11th February 2014

"What a wonderful and blessed life Don led!  Such a handsome man and lucky to have been in Lorraine's "marvelous" company for 56 years and to have so many wonderful children and grandchildren to love and enjoy!  What a gift he had to have been able to touch so many lives through education.  We are so sorry for the Strub family's loss and our hearts and prayers go out to each of them.  Chris and Lauri Gariffo"

This tribute was added by Dennis Caselli on 11th February 2014

"Even though I hadn't spoken to him since he retired  I've always considered him one of my finest instructors. A true master in radiology.
I'm truly saddened by his passing.
Dennis A Caselli DDS  Class of 1976"

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Fletcher Strub


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