LouAnn Laube, 75, of Tripoli, died Saturday, March 30, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo with her family at her side.
LouAnn, daughter of Bernard and Florence Poock Everding, was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Bremer County. Shortly after her birth, her mother died and LouAnn was reared by her father and stepmother, Hulda. She was baptized Sept. 22, 1937, and confirmed March 18, 1951, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Readlyn. She attended country school and graduated from Tripoli High School in 1956. She attended Iowa State Teachers
College in Cedar Falls for two years, and received her B.A. from Wartburg College in 1983.
On June 15, 1958, she was united in marriage with Harold Laube at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Readlyn. LouAnn taught school at Plainfield for one year and for many years at Tripoli prior to retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Spring Fountain, where she was a member of the Ladies Society. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bowling, quilting, traveling, but most of all enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Harold, of Tripoli, she is survived by two sons, Brent (Susan) Laube, of Keller, Texas, and Brian (Kim) Laube, of Altoona; one daughter, Linda (Wayne) Ott, of Waterloo; nine grandchildren, Erin (Josh) Sinram, Matt (Micelle) Laube, Kelsey (Ryan) Sage, Ryan (Chelsea) Laube, Nathan Ott, Caroline Laube, Laura Laube, Olivia Laube, and Alex Laube; one great–grandson, Trevor Sage; and one brother, Robert (Marilyn) Everding of Maquoketa.
LouAnn was preceded in death by her father, mother, and stepmother.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, St. John Lutheran Church, Spring Fountain of rural Sumner with the Rev. George Volkert officiating. Interment will follow at Lutheran Cemetery of Sumner Township. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Valley Hospice or the Elevator Fund at St. John Lutheran Church, Spring Fountain. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.
The family of LouAnn would like to express their heart felt appreciation to the staff of Cedar Valley Hospice. Their gentle, loving care for LouAnn impacted us deeply. These special people will never be forgotten.