Alexander H. "Alex" Laubach

Alexander H. "Alex" Laubach, 89, of Kewaskum, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hos-pital in the town of Polk.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1918, in the town of Auburn, the son of the late Nicholas and Elsie (Laatsch) Laubach, and on Sept. 4, 1943, he was united in marriage to Claudia Beisbier at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.

The couple farmed on the family homestead in the town of Auburn until moving to Kewas-kum in 1958.

Alex was employed by Herriges Oil in Kewaskum and later by Regal Ware Inc. in Kewaskum for 16 years.

After retirement, he worked part-time at Kewaskum Frozen Foods.

He was a member of the Kewaskum Fire Department and the Rescue Squad, retiring after nearly 25 years of service.

Alex was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Claudia; two children, Richard (Sue) Laubach of Kewaskum and Vivian (Andrew) Reis of Vadnais Heights, Minn.; six grandchildren, Tory Laubach, Tanya Laubach, Tiffany Laubach, Michael Schield, Michelle (Tim) Amundson and Melissa (Jason) Morgan; four great-grandchildren, Brady Laubach, Jordan Morgan, Skylin Amundson and Dylan Amundson; a sister, Betty (Harold "Muggs") Manthei of the town of Auburn; other relatives and many friends.

Alex was preceded in death by an infant brother, Kenneth and a sister, Bernadine (Norman) VanAltena.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Alex will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels.

Father Edwin Kornath will officiate, and burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Alex’s arrangements.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Cedar Crossings for the compassionate and tender care provided to Alex.