Obit: Laabs, Lulu (1886 - 1957)
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Surnames: Laabs, Grosshuesch, Kasper, Schultz, Gustafson, Matz, Klessig, Tesmer, Lehman, Lippert, Lehmann

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/07/1957

Laabs, Lulu (10 June 1886 - 21 Feb. 1957)

Mrs. Emil A. Laabs died after a heart attack at the age of 70 years at midnight Thursday at her home here. She had been in poor health the past two months. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Grandsons served as pall bearers - Kenneth Kasper, Gerald Klessig, Jerome Kasper, Albert E. Schultz, Bob Gustafson and John R. Matz. Grand children were in charge of the flowers - LaVonne Matz, Joanne Kasper, Nancy Laabs, Karen Klessig, Betty Ann Kasper, Leroy Schultz. Jean Tesmer sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Abide With Me" accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Woodrow Tesmer.

Mrs. Laabs, the former Lulu Lehman, was born on June 10, 1886. She married Mr. Laabs on June 16, 1909, in New London, and, immediately after their marriage, moved to Curtiss where Mr. Laabs operated a cheese factory until 1944 when he retired and moved to Colby, Wis.

Surviving are her husband; four children, Norbert of Dorchester, Mrs. Harold (Fern) Kasper of Unity, Mrs. Harold (Olive) Klessig of Colby, and Mrs. Albert (ElVera) Schultz of Curtiss; one sister, Mrs. Leo Lippert of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Harry Lehmann of Milwaukee; 10 grand children and three great grand children.

Out of town friends and relatives here for the funeral were from Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Shullsburg, Holcombe, Cadott, Tomahawk, Greenwood, Dorchester, Curtiss, Loyal, Unity, Owen, Merrill, Athens, New London, Longwood, St. Paul, Minn., and Waseca, Minn.

Mrs. Laabs was well known for her fine Christian character, with a kind and gentle disposition, always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed.



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