Leroy Robert Holub

Posted August 23, 2013 at 11:19 am


Oct. 15, 1923 – Aug. 18, 2013

Leroy Robert Holub, 89, of Central City, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairieburg. The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 (today), at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Central City. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Prairieburg.

Leroy was born Oct. 15, 1923, in rural Linn County, Iowa, the son of Albert B. and Mary Holub. He attended Prairieburg schools. Leroy married Margaret Edgerly on Aug. 19, 1946, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Margaret died Nov. 23, 2007. Leroy was proud of being a farmer in the Central City area for many years.  He also ran the Prairieburg hog buying station. Leroy was very welcoming. If you stopped by his home, you were always invited to stay for dinner, and he was an excellent cook! He loved kolaches, and had a polka party every Sunday morning.

Survivors include his two nieces, Karen (Richard) Vanourney of Central City, and family, and Cheryl (Randy) Hagerman of Central City, and family; his four nephews, Gene (Zona) Holub of Coggon, and family, Gary Holub of Marion, and family, Arnold Holub of Monticello and family, and Jerry (Barb) Holub of Cascade and family; and special relatives, Gene and Diane Kula of Springville, and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret; his brothers, Emil and Harry Holub; and niece, Mary Kathryn Holub.

Please sign the online guestbook for Leroy at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.