“Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 Evelyn M. (Bradt) Laib was called to Heaven to be with dad on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Evelyn was born in Fond du Lac, WI on September 17, 1914 to Eugene and Nettie (Baltthazor) Bradt. In 1916 they moved to the farm outside Northport. On July 2, 1938 she was married to Don Laib at St. Patrick’s Church, Lebanon. Evelyn attended high school in Fond du Lac with two years at vocational school and was employed as a bookkeeper for several years. Many remember Evelyn working at the check out at SuperValu twelve years and Denny’s Grocery Store five years and retiring at age 73. Mom was a dedicated member of St. Patrick Church, where she was a volunteer for several years in ministry, working with the youth and Ladies Sodality. Mom was a woman of great faith, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a compassionate, spiritual woman who lived life with grace, love and dignity. Her joyful spirit will be remembered by all.
Evelyn is survived by eight children: Gordon (fiancée Janet), Arvada, CO; Gary (Sue), Poynette, WI; Don (Judy), Rifle, CO; Mary (Sidney) Freeman, New London; Terry, New London, Mike (Barb), New London; Pat (Mary), New London, MN; Norah (Fred) Wienandt, Amherst Jct; 26 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Don in 1991; her sister, Helen (Herb) Handschke; two grandsons, Grant Laib and Shawn Laib. An older brother, Gordon died of pneumonia at age four and a brother Gilbert and a sister Bernice died as infants.
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Lebanon, with Rev. Dennis Lally officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. The family would like to extend appreciation to the staff at Kindred Hearts (two years) and the staff at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home for their dedication and loving and attentive care of mom and also to Dr. Dale Schlais for his personal and medical care and concern. Mom, enjoy Heaven and seeing the face of God. Until we meet again….we will keep the cookie jar filled. Love forever. The Cline- Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com