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Viola Laue

December 28, 1929 — July 15, 2017


December 28, 1929
Hospers, Iowa

July 15, 2017
Sanborn, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 18, 2017
United Methodist Church; Sutherland, Iowa
Pastor Michael Hyde & David Orthmann Officiating

Visitation will be held after the memorial service at the church

Hymn of Promise
God Be With You, Till We Meet Again
Organist: Elaine Leonard

Private Family Graveside
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

After todays service relatives and friends are invited to join
the family in the fellowship hall of the church

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa


Viola Laue, the daughter of Herman B. and Lilly (Peters) Oldenkamp, was born on December 28, 1929, on the family farm near Hospers, Iowa. She attended country school until the 8th grade. She was united in marriage to Keith Laue on June 17, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. To this union, three daughters were born, Patricia, Diane and Kristi. In 1989, Viola received her GED from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon. Viola worked for the Sutherland School for many years and then went on to work at Sanford Home Health and Hospice as a home care aide, until her retirement in 2011. She remained in Sutherland until moving to Prairie View in Sanborn in March of 2017. Viola passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 reaching the age of 87 years, 6 months and 17 days.

Viola enjoyed sewing, crafting and having coffee with her friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory, are her daughters, Diane Hodson of LeMars, Iowa and Kristi and her husband, Mark Koch, of La Crosse, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Robert Robby Hodson and Abigail Abi and Luke Koch; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Patricia; brothers, Bert, Chris, John and Henry Hank Oldenkamp.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

When tomorrow starts without me,

and Im not there to see

If the sun should rise and find your

eyes all filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldnt cry

the way you did today

While thinking of the many things,

we didnt get to say.

I know how much you loved me,

as much as I loved you

And each time that you think of me,

I know youll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me,

please try to understand.

That Jesus came and called my name,

and took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready

in heaven far above

And that Id have to leave behind

all those I dearly love.

So when tomorrow starts without me,

dont think were far apart.

For every time you think of me,

Im right here, in your heart.
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