Robert Taube Birthday


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Posted Online: July 11, 2013, 8:09 am
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On Friday, July 19, Robert O. Taube will celebrate his 90th birthday.
An open house at the Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. At 4 p.m. The Big Top Circus Band, of which Bob is a member, will perform until 4:30 p.m. A family dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. The party is hosted by his wife, JoAnn Taube, and his daughter, Ellen Taube, of Virginia, Minn.
Bob was born on July 19, 1923, to Albert and Hulda Maetzold Taube, Geneseo. He was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo. He graduated from GHS in 1941. He joined the Navy and served in WWII. He married Bernice Elling, Geneseo, at Concordia on Jan. 28, 1951. She died in 1997.
They were blessed with one daughter, Ellen.
Bob retired from John Deere in 1982. On July 14, 2000, Bob married JoAnn Bamsey VanDeVeire.
Music and the circus have been Bob's delights. He is a member of the CASI New Horizons Band, the Big Top Circus Band and the Banjoliers and the Immanuel Lutheran Choir. They are members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island.












 




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