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“I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy (Schmidtgall) Miller ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: sandy miller - Elgin, ND

“Sorry for your lost. Everytime I seen your Mom she always had a smile on her face and we always had a nice time visiting. I will miss her smiling...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Darvin and Robin Bentz

“I want to express our sympathies to all of you. Our family went to your mom and dad's home when our younger daughter was only 6. When I referred to...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Steve & Linda (Murray) Aafedt

“Sorry to hear this news about your Mom. Was so good to see many of you at Casey's graduation. It's nice to see your family all enjoying getting...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Dennis and Karen Sabin

“We are sending our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers to all of you in the passing of your mom. Lorraine (I still think of her as Mrs. Laub)...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Audrey (Scheffelmaier) Roth


Funeral services for Lorraine R. Laub, age 89 of Elgin, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elgin. Pastor Wayne Rouse will officiate with burial in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery at Heil.

A family service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Elgin.

Special music will be provided by Vernon Glaesemann.

Honorary casketbearers are Lorraine's granddaughters, Nancy Finck Garboden, Becky Nordin Guinn, Jean Nordin Evans, Brandy Johnson, Stacey Johnson, Jenney Laub Schatz, Jane Laub, Jess Laub, Trisha Laub, Misty Craven Guerrero, and Tiffany Craven Willard.

Serving as active casketbearers are Brian Finck, Steven Finck, Mike Nordin, Clarence Laub III, Casey Laub, Jalen Schatz.

LORRAINE REBECCA DIEHL was born January 19, 1920 in Carson, ND. She was the youngest of nine children born to Henry and Fredericka (Reister) Diehl. She grew up on a farm west of Carson and graduated from Carson High School in 1939. Lorraine was united in marriage to Clarence Laub Sr. on June 9, 1940 at Carson. Together, they farmed and ranched in the Heil and surrounding areas.

Lorraine worked at the Elgin Cleaners, the Coast to Coast, and Jacobson Memorial Hospital and Care Center until retiring in 1983. Her husband passed away on March 7, 2001.

She enjoyed visiting family and friends, gardening, flowers, knitting, and making quilts and afghan's for her family.

She passed from this life on Monday, June 29, 2009 at the Jacobson Memorial Hospital in Elgin.

Surviving family members include her 6 daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Charles Finck, Dickinson, ND; Janet Laub, Reno, NV; Jo Ann and Randy Craven, Augusta, KS; Eldean Laub Wikan and Thomas Wikan, Woodinville, WA; Elaine and Cyrous Abedi, Orange, VA; Edith and Dale Johnson, Walla Walla, WA; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence Jr. and Sandi Laub, Elgin, ND; Perry and Brenda Laub, Valley City, ND; 16 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 1 daughter, Jane in 1958, 1 son-in-law, James Nordin, 4 brothers, Theodore, Henry, Calvin, and Ruben Diehl, 4 sisters, Sarah Gruebele Kranich, Ida Zeller, Clara Zeller Okken Schatz, and Ardella Tecker.

A memorial has been established.