Dr. Alan R. Kaub, Ph.D., P.E., 75 years old, passed into the presence of God while at home in Summerfield, FL, on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Al or Bud, as many knew him, was born in Muskegon, Michigan on February 20, 1946, to Richard and Luella (Charles) Kaub. He was the second eldest of six (6) children and grew up to become a wonderful, caring, generous, Christian man.
He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech. He obtained his Ph.D. at the UW Madison and was a well-respected Transportation Engineering professor at UW-Platteville and USF-Tampa. His passions were education and public speaking. In 1966 he married the love of his life, Barbara Lofgren, in Muskegon. Together they lived happily with their three children for 20 years in Madison, WI, and for five years in Tampa, FL. His hobbies involved golfing, refurbishing cars and boats, boating, sailing, day trading and singing. All those around him meant the world to him and he did his best to make sure they felt acknowledged and appreciated. His laughter and smile were infectious, and his countless jokes will truly be missed.
He is survived by his immediate family, Kristie (Doug) Taylor of Scottsdale, AZ, and Kathy Heard, Julia and Lawson Heard (grandchildren) of Clermont, FL; his siblings, Karen Wickstrom, Sue Kaub, Diane Kaub, Brian (Debbie) Kaub, and Lori (Keith) Miller; his sister-in-law, Patti Finegan; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Luella Kaub; mother-in-law and father-in law,Betty and Gail Lofgren; wife, Barbara; son, John; brothers-in-law, Bill Finegan and Bernard Wickstrom.
Services will be held at Mears Cemetery in Mears, Michigan on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 11am with Pastor Anne Riegler of Mears United Methodist Church.
Bud will rest peacefully with Christ in the family plot at Silver Lake, MI.