Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Law Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday at the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church, Schapville, Ill., with the Rev. Dottie Morrizzo officiating.

ELIZABETH, Ill. — Meldon A. Grube, 82, of Elizabeth, Ill., died Thursday at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth.

Burial will be in the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

He was born March 29, 1925, in Elizabeth to Anton and Lillie (Brickner) Grube. He attended Elizabeth area schools and graduated in 1943. He married Evelyn M. Scadden on August 29, 1953 in Cuba City, Wis.

He operated the family farm which had been in his family for 151 years. He owned and operated the Elizabeth Feed Mill for 17 years.

He was a member of the Elizabeth School Board and was an honorary member of the Future Farmers of America. He was a 50-year member of the Elizabeth Masonic Lodge and a past Sunday School superintendent at the Schapville Zion Presbyterian Church. He was active in the Jo Daviess Soil and Wildlife Conservation programs.

Survivors include five sons, Charles ‘Chuck’ Grube of Belaire, Fla., Donnie Grube of Janesville, Wis.; Loren Grube of Galena, Ill., Carl (Karla) Grube and David (Peggy) Grube of Elizabeth; three daughters, Leah (Sergio) Cam of Long Beach, Calif., Jane (Eldon) Young of Glenwood, Iowa, and Joyce (Myles) Hegstrom of Perry; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of choice in his memory.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

He was preceded in death by his wife, an infant daughter, one brother and one sister.

Death date: Sept. 9, 2007

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