Date of death: 12/13/2014
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1939
FORT WAYNE – Father Robert L. Traub passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Ann’s Retirement Center, Fort Wayne, where he had been in residence.He was born in Muncie, IN, on August 23, 1913 to Adam and Ann Traub. Fr. Traub was the oldest of nine, with five brothers and three sisters. Father Traub attended St. Lawrence School, Muncie, and Columbia College, Dubuque, Iowa. He enrolled at St. Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, and was ordained to the Priesthood on June 3, 1939, by Bishop John F. Noll in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne.Among his twelve classmates was Msgr. William J. Voors, deceased, former chancellor and head of the Marriage Tribunal of the diocese. After his ordination, he obtained a teaching degree from the University of Notre Dame, and initially was appointed as an assistant at St. Joan of Arc Church, Kokomo, in September of 1940 with residence at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital. In July of 1943, he was named to the teaching staff of Catholic Central High School, Hammond, where he enjoyed teaching a variety of courses including Latin, religion, civics, economics and American history, which was his major subject.In July of 1955, Father Traub was named pastor of St. Joseph Church, Bluffton, and in July of 1968 was transferred to Besancon where he served as pastor of St. Louis Church for two years until he was appointed pastor of St. Mary Church, Huntington. In July 1978, he was assigned as pastor of St. John Bosco Church, Churubusco, and Immaculate Conception Parish, Ege. Father Traub retired on Sept. 11, 1978.Surviving family members include brothers, Dave Traub, Edward Traub (wife, Francis), Jim Traub (wife, Jane); and sisters, Ann Quakenbush, Martha Jean Taylor (husband, Bill) and Marjorie Dooley.He was preceded in death by parents, Adam and Ann Traub; brothers, Richard (Dick) Traub and wife Mary, John (Jack) Traub; brothers-in-law, Floyd Quakenbush and Joseph Dooley; sister-in-law, Ruth Traub; and great-nephew, Nathan Marlow.