Mabel A. LaHaug

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Mabel A. LaHaug, age 73, of New Hampton, IA died Friday, June 29, 2012 at New Hampton Care Center. Mabel Ann Hawkins was born February 14, 1939 in Dubuque, IA to Russell and Florence (Schemmel) Hawkins. She graduated from New Hampton High School in 1956. On August 27, 1956 Mabel was united in marriage to Hiram Norman LaHaug at St. Olaf’s Lutheran Church in New Hampton, where the couple made their home. To this union four children were born, Laurine, Norman, Laura and Christy. Mabel worked for 10 years at the A&P Egg Plant, later known as Hillandale Farms, 25 years for Sara Lee, as well as driving school bus several years. Mabel was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Hampton. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, gardening and her pets. Mabel especially loved her grandchildren and attending their activities. Mabel is survived by her children, Laurine (Robert) Hackman of Lawler, Norman LaHaug of Seabrook, TX, Laura (Leon) Reicks of Postville and Christy (Mark) Gary of Omaha, NE; one brother, Louis (Norma) Hawkins of Lawler; her grandchildren, Tyler Hackman, Lindsay and Lucas LaHaug and Drew and Nash Reicks; as well as, two nieces, Susan Hawkins and Michele (Chad) Fritz. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hiram on September 3, 1997; and one brother in infancy, Anthony. Cemetery: Burial will be held at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “JDRF”. Friends may greet the family from 11:00am-1:00pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Memorial service for Mabel will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with Pastor Glen Smith officiating.

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  1. To the family of Mabel; so sorry for your loss I remember Mabel as a great lady. She was my bus driver when we where on the farm. I have known her as an out going lady. She will be missed by so many and never forgot by anyone.
    My thoughts and prayers for you all.

  2. LaHaug family, our sympathy goes out to you all. Mabel and my Mother go back many years, they enjoyed each others company. May God Bless them both.

  3. So sorry to hear about Mabel, she was a very kind person and hard worker. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

  4. Dear Lahaug Family:
    I want to extend my sincere sympathies to you on the loss of your loved one, Mabel. May her memories remain in your hearts when you think of her!
    Yes, I still remember the days there in high school and becoming friends with you, Laura. YOU just never let go of the farming community and the work of raising crops and livestock to feed the nation and the schools attended. It was a great city!

  5. I was so sorry to hear about your mom she was a great lady you are all in my prayers at this difficult time

  6. It was such an honor to take care of Mabel in her final days. May God continue to bless your family with the knowing that Mabel now is in Heaven with our Dear Lord.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of “grandma’ LaHoug. Esp. to her children and grandchildren. We will miss teasing grandma about J. If there is ANYTHING we can do, please just let us know.

  8. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to all your families. She was another great Sara Lee person we will all miss.


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  10. So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed working and talking with her. She will be sadly missed by all.

  11. To all of Mabel’s children,
    You have our condolences for the loss of your mother. We worked with Mabel at Sara Lee for many years, but haven’t seen her since we moved out of state. My mother had told us of her declining health. May you find comfort and peace knowing she has reunited with your father.

  12. Christy – I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Ann

  13. Christy, you and your entire family are in our prayers. Your mom had to be special to have such a very special person as her daughter. We are here for you.

  14. Laurine, Norman, Laura & Kristy…
    My deepest sympathy on your mom’s passing. I remember her mostly from you all living across from us on the farm. Your mom was so full of life, with a smile/laugh to light up the room. I’m so glad she had the years to watch you all graduate, marry and give her grandchildren to delight her. Again, sorry for your loss.

  15. So sorry to hear of Mabel’s passing. Bob and I worked with Mabel at Sara Lee. She was a lady full of energy and spunk – and she always had a friendly “hello!”
    Keeping your family in our prayers.
    Cyndy and Bob

  16. To Mabel’s family,
    I worked with Mabel for 24 years at Sara Lee. I really enjoyed working with her and considered her to be a good friend. She always remembered my birthday, sending a card every year. I remember how she loved her pets. She always had a good story to tell! She will be missed.
    Best regards,
    Gary Tekippe

  17. LaHaug Family, sorry to hear of Mabel’s passing. I always enjoyed her energy and laughter. I have fond memories of Mabel & Hiram dancing and enjoying themselves! She always had a “cheerie” hello. Take care.

  18. Lorrine and family—–I was saddendto hear of the loss of Mable—worked many years with her at Sara Lee

  19. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  20. sorry to hear about Mabel”s passing I worked several years with her at Sara Lee. She was a hard worker, and was a lot of fun to be around she will be missed.

  21. Norm, Laura, and Christy, I just saw the obituitary for your mom. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. It sure is hard to lose a parent. I hope you have lots of good memories to get you through the hard times. Take care.

  22. Laurine, Norman, Laura, and Kristy
    Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I enjoyed our times at Sara Lee. She always had lots of energy and was fun to work with!

  23. Remembering you all in thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by many of us who knew and worked with her. She was a special lady.

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