Obituary for Judith Laabs

Judy Laabs, age 72 of Northfield, passed away at home with her husband and family by her side on Saturday morning, May 27, 2017. Judith Ann Miner Laabs was born August 28, 1944, in Mankato, Minnesota, to Matt and Wanda (Morgan) Miner. She was raised in Madelia and as a girl moved with her family to Rochester. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1962. Following her education worked as a nurses aid. On August 28, 1964, Judy married Donald N. Laabs at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville. After marriage they lived in Stewartville and Judy operated a […]

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Judy Laabs, age 72 of Northfield, passed away at home with her husband and family by her side on Saturday morning, May 27, 2017.

Judith Ann Miner Laabs was born August 28, 1944, in Mankato, Minnesota, to Matt and Wanda (Morgan) Miner. She was raised in Madelia and as a girl moved with her family to Rochester. She graduated from John Marshall High School in 1962. Following her education worked as a nurses aid. On August 28, 1964, Judy married Donald N. Laabs at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stewartville. After marriage they lived in Stewartville and Judy operated a day care. In 1981, they moved to Northfield. Judy did day care for a time before going to work for Laura Baker Services. She was with Laura Baker for over 30 years, retiring in 2016. Judy was kind hearted and spunky. She enjoyed going to the casino, drawing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She will be missed.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years Don, her son Jeffrey of Northfield, her daughter Jodi Lewis of Northfield, 4 grandchildren Matthew and Audra Laabs, Hannah and Preston Lewis, 2 brothers Marlin (Ardella) Miner of Lanesboro, Tom Miner of Stanford, Connecticut, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Ivy Brooks and Marilyn Miner.

Service will be private. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Stewartville.

Memorials are preferred to cancer research.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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