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Former Central Professor George Lauber, Jr. Passes Away

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May 8, 2018

George Lauber, Jr., associate professor emeritus of sociology/anthropology, died May 6 in Johnston, Iowa, at age 97. Lauber served Central College for more than 30 years.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1921, Lauber studied at The New School for Social Research in New York City, received an A.M. in international relations, history, political science, and social science, a diploma from The University of Stockholm in 1954, and completed additional studies at the University of Heidelburg. He began his career at Central in 1956 as instructor of sociology. In 1959 he became assistant professor of sociology. He received tenure in 1960 and was promoted to associate professor of sociology/anthropology in 1963. He retired from that position in 1987.  He is survived by brother Richard Lauber; by his son, George P. Lauber ’97 and wife, Heather, of West Des Moines; and by grandson William Lauber, a student at Iowa State University.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, May 11, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Central College Chapel.