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Floyd Daub Jr.

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

MILLEDGEVILLE – Floyd Daub Jr., 88, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home

Floyd was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Rochelle, to Floyd and Corrine (Reed) Daub. He graduated from Rochelle Township High School and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He also received his master’s degree from NIU.

He married Audrey Adams on Aug. 10, 1949, at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Oregon. He thoroughly enjoyed his children’s and grandchildren’s activities, especially sports events, and his weekly tutoring at Milledgeville Elementary School.

Floyd retired as superintendent of Milledgeville public schools in May 1981 after a career in education of 31 years, including with the Kings and Milledgeville school systems. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Milledgeville, where he held many positions. He was a 50-year member of Milledgeville Masonic Lodge, acting as Master in 1988. He also was a member of the Freeport Consistory and the Tebala Shrine. He served on the Carroll County Fair Board as superintendent of the education department for 17 years. He served on many other civic boards.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Audrey; one daughter, Linda (Greg) Lott of Lanark; one son, Dwight (Laurie) of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren, Shaun (Tracy) Lott of Roscoe, Ashley (Jason Ruble) Lott of Lanark, Gentrie (Aaron) Hineline of Edmond, and Bryce (Carlee) of Eugene, Ore.; seven great-grandchildren, Devin, Tegan, Kyleigh, and Emmerson Lott, Thomas Owens III, Peyton and Grady Hineline, and new baby Daub due in July; one brother, Darrel (Linda) Daub of Chana; and several nieces and nephews.  

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Ronald in infancy and William; and his sister-in-law, Beatrice Daub.

Floyd’s body was donated to the NIU Science Department. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., Friday at Milledgeville United Methodist Church. A gathering also will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Rosa Lee officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Milledgeville United Methodist Men’s Organization, Mercy Care Hospice in Clinton, Iowa, and the Milledgeville Fire Department.

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