Obit: Laffe, Louise K. #3 (1869 - 1948)
Surnames: Laffe, Eisenhard, Haag, Iffland
----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/22/1948
Laffe, Louise K. #3 (11 JUL 1869 - 12 MAY 1948)
Louisa Katharine Eisenhard was born in Germany on July 11, 1869. At the age of sixteen, she came to the United States with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eisenhard, with one sister and three brothers. They settled on a farm east of Humbird (Clark Co.), Wis.
On Oct. 26, 1886, "Lizzie" Eisenhard, as she had become known to all dear friends, was united in marriage with George Laffe, and has spent most of her married life in Humbird. To this union six children were born: Louis, Leonard, and Henry of Humbird, Emma (Mrs. Frank Haag) of Melrose, and Mary (Mrs. Hugh Iffland) of New London, and Fred, deceased.
Mr. and Mrs. Laffe happily celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at her home in this village, Oct. 26, 1936.
Mrs. Laffe passed peacefully to her Eternal Home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 12, 1948, at the age of 78 years, 10 months, and 1 day. Her husband preceded her in death, on Sept. 13, 1940. Her only sister and two brothers, besides her son Fred, also preceded her to the Great Beyond. Mrs. Laffe leaves to mourn her loss, three sons, two daughters, one brother, Henry Eisenhard of Chicago, twelve grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, plus other relatives and many friends.
She was a charter member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, and was also a member of the Women’s Guild of the church, and a member of the Royal Neighbors.
Mrs. Laffe was a kind and loving mother, unselfish, always thinking of others first, even through her long illness never complaining nor asking anything for herself.
The funeral services was conducted by Rev. Geo. W. Hohmann at St. John’s Church, Saturday afternoon, May 15th. The pastor used as a text for the sermon, Psalm 23, verses 1, 4 and 6. Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Will Theiler sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "The Lord is My Shepherd," accompanied by Mrs. Geo. Hohmann. There were many beautiful floral emblems and sprays from the community, organizations, and friends. The pallbearers were John Greub, George Mueller, Jacob Hefty, Fred Theiler, Moritz Kretschmer, and Fred Christen. Burial was in Mentor Cemetery.
Relatives and friends coming from away to attend the funeral were: Henry Eisenhard, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haag and sons Leonard and Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Algie Haag, Melrose; Mrs. Hugh Iffland, Mrs. Minnie Houk, Mrs. Ed Lund, Mrs. Lulu Dauterman, New London; Herman Laffe, Miss Gertrude Clouse, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Laffe, Ida Grove, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. James Sutton, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eisenhard, Alma Center; Mrs. Emma Wallerman, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Clouse, Loyal.
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