LouAnn Laube

LouAnn Laube, 75, of Tripoli, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo with her family at her side.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, St. John Lutheran Church, Spring Fountain of rural Sumner with Rev. George Volkert officiating.  Interment will follow at Lutheran Cemetery of Sumner Township.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 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.  

LouAnn, daughter of Bernard and Florence Poock Everding, was born September 12, 1937, in Bremer County, Iowa. Shortly after her birth, her mother died and LouAnn was reared by her father and stepmother, Hulda. She was baptized September 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, Iowa; one daughter, Linda (Wayne) Ott of Waterloo,; nine grandchildren, Erin (Josh) Sinram, Matt (Michelle) 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, Iowa.

LouAnn was preceded in death by her father, mother, and stepmother.

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.


Danny Kuecker on April 9, 2013 at 6:31 PM said:

Just heard of the passing this past weekend. I have been out of Tripoli for a number of years, but remember the Laube's well. The family is in our prayers daily. LuAnn was a wonderful person and will have a special place in heaven.
carol laube fabricius on April 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM said:

Louann was one of my favorite aunts. Wish I could have
Spent more time with her. My prayers for her family.
JoAnn Kuecker Volker on April 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM said:

Dear Harold and family, your family was always so special to me. Babysitting the kids so you and Luann could go golfing. You guys were so good to me. Luann had a special place in my heart. Always so kind and caring. She will be missed greatly. Love you all.
kara haverkamp on April 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM said:

Harold and family, my sincere sympathies to you! Mrs. Laube (as she will always be to me) was one of my favorite elementary teachers. She was such a kind soft spoken person.. Hold onto the memories during this difficult time.
Kara (Foelske)Haverkamp
Stacy (Schmidt) Nuss on April 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM said:

Harold, Brent, Linda, Brian and families
So sorry to hear of your loss. What an incredible lady LouAnn was, and will be remembered that way. She was such a positive teacher and inspired us all who knew her. I will always remember her smile. May the Lord comfort you in the days ahead, and may you all hold onto those wonderful memories.
God Bless You All!!
Steve Harms on April 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM said:

Sad to read this announcement...my deepest sympathy. Some of my happy memories involve the ball games back in the 'hood at the empty lot across the street from you guys. Your yard was the right field bleachers! I wish you peace in this difficult time.
Sarah Picou on April 2, 2013 at 7:47 AM said:

Our entire family is keeping you all in our prayers. To my brother-in-law Brent and the entire Laube family may you be comforted during this time.
Stephanie Hahn on April 2, 2013 at 7:36 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Brad & Kim Bunce family on April 2, 2013 at 6:57 AM said:

Harold and family ~ LouAnn was a wonder person and teacher. All three of our children had Mrs. Laube as their teacher. When our oldest daughter had surgery and was bed ridden for 9 weeks, LouAnn never gave it a second thought and said she would love to come after school to keep Branigan up with her lessons. LouAnn has a special place in our hearts.
Shirley Martin on April 2, 2013 at 6:38 AM said:

The Martin family sends their deepest sympathy. Lou Ann was not only a Sister-In-Law but a dear and loved friend. I have many memories of our years in High School and the fun we had. We all will miss her so much.

Katie Eschweiler Mallie on April 2, 2013 at 6:16 AM said:

Harold and family-
May you find comfort in the memories during this difficult time. Mrs. Laube (as she will always be to me!) was one of my favorite teachers in elementary- one that I aspired to be like as I went into teaching. I can remember to this day the learning and fun that took place in that classroom- dipping candles, making corn husk dolls, learning multiplication facts- and mostly, trying to model her perfect cursive! She was an amazing teacher and person who will be missed by so many.
Prayers to you all-
Katie (Eschweiler) Mallie
Stacey Snyder on April 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM said:

Dear Harold, Brent, Linda and Brian and each of your family members,

Your loss is significant . . . keep the memories close as they can offer strength and courage in the days ahead. She was a wonderful woman and a teacher that added a great dimension to those of us that walked the halls of Tripoli Elementary all those years ago.

Blessings to you~
Lowell/Deb Kuecker on April 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies to the Laube family. LouAnn was a wonderful person and so kind to everyone who knew her. As a teacher Mrs. Laube was more than just getting you to do well in school. She was caring and so compassionate to all her students. An example for all to follow. Her students were so lucky to have her, and she will be missed dearly.
Janell (Frahm) Staack on April 1, 2013 at 7:42 PM said:

Sympathy and prayers go out to Mrs. Laube's family. Had her for a teacher in elementary. She is pain free now, Rest in Peace.
Crystal Ott Thompson on April 1, 2013 at 6:22 PM said:

My deepest condolences to the Laube family members. LouAnn (or Linda's mom as I knew her :) ) was always so friendly and kind-hearted. I know that she will be missed greatly.
Penny (Harms) Hoeper on April 1, 2013 at 5:44 PM said:

Harold, Brent, Linda and Brian,
I am thinking of you all in this time of loss.
She was a beautiful woman.
Frieda Walther Davis on April 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers to the family as you remember what a terrific person Luann was. Luann and I were of the same age as we played and had fun together as youngesters, especially at the Gabelmann reunions. Hulda was a first cousin of my mothers and they enjoyed comparing their two little girls as we grew up. It was always a joy to visit with Luann in later years and compared notes. The last time I visited with Luann was at her Mother's funeral. May your memories be fond and help you as you grief your loss. God's blessing on you.
Lisa Klostermann on April 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM said:

Condolences to the Laube family. I remember many hours at the Laube home, and talking to LouAnn. She will be deeply missed.
Rita Reusche on April 1, 2013 at 3:56 PM said:

To Harold and family I would like to express my deepest sympathy to all of you.Take care and God Bless you.Love Rita Fink Reusche
Brimmer Family on April 1, 2013 at 12:21 PM said:

Linda, Wayne and Family,

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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