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September 18, 2018

8/21/2018 10:22:00 AM
Beverly 'Bev' Laabs

Beverly (Bev) Laabs, 76, of Fairhaven died from kidney failure at her home on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, surrounded by her children.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fairhaven with Rev. Timothy Nerud officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Chapel, Kimball and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Bev is survived by her sons, Randy (Marguerite) of South Haven and Ricky (Marilyn) of Watkins; daughters, Sandy (Jerry) Kelly of Kimball and Patty (Eric) Hanson of Sartell; grandchildren, Anthony, Aaron (Kayla), Adam, Ariel, Shawn, Heidi and Jimmy Laabs, Eric, Ryan and Gracie Lantto and Haley and Natalie Hanson; great-grandchildren, Layla, Tucker, Cheyenne and Kinsley; sister and brother, Karen (Dean) Mozena of Kimball and Daryl Newman of St. Cloud.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; parents, Ralph and Virginia; brother, Ronald; and sister-in-law, Jeanne.

Beverly Jean (Newman) Laabs was born Dec. 12, 1941, in St. Cloud, to Ralph and Virginia (Randall) Newman. Bev grew up in South Haven and graduated with the Annandale High School Class of 1959. She married the love of her life, Clarence "Kenny" Laabs on Sept. 9, 1961, at Concordia Lutheran Church. Together they had four children, Randy, Ricky, Sandy and Patty. Bev ran Bev's Hilltop Salon out of her home for over 50 years. Bev was also a nanny for Dr. James and Kris Smith for 13 years. In addition to running the beauty shop out of her home, Bev also worked at the Annandale Care Center Beauty Shop for several years.

Bev was a mom to everyone as her children were growing up. There was always a group of kids hanging out at the house. Holidays brought a special joy to Bev, with Christmas being her favorite. She loved to bake and to garden. She took great pride in her flowers. But, most of all Bev took pride in her family. She loved each of her children and grandchildren beyond words.







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