Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Craig,
This message is coming completely out of the blue as you and I have had no contact since our grade school days at OLMC. The story: my sisters and I planned our annual picnic at Mom & Dad's grave site yesterday at the Easton Cemetery. We arrived as an interment service was ending. A quick Bruss-Heitner search revealed that your beautiful wife, LaRue Rita, had passed away and was being buried. I haven't seen you in at least 60 years but still want to express my condolences. It
is obvious that she was a very very special person, not only to your family but her friends, neighbors, and colleagues, too. Am very sorry for your loss of this wonderful partner. Peace to you.

Posted by Paula Yonkovich Rue - Owatonna, MN - Classmate   June 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Les Hohenstein - Pahoa, HI - Friend   June 17, 2020

My deepest sympathy to family and friends. LaRue was a very close childhood friend who will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace my friend while you watch over and guide you beloved family.

Posted by Marsha Leininger - Hill City, SD - Friend   June 17, 2020

Such a fantastic person. Always enjoyed a short visit with her when getting my mail. Always smiling. Craig and LaRue raised a great family and have so much to proud of.Her values and teachings will live on with her children and grandchildren. A life well lived , even if cut too short. Our crazy goofed up world lost a very good person.

Posted by Wade Herbers - Minnesota Lake, MN   June 17, 2020

Our prayers and love are with all of you as you move through this time of pain and loss that is beyond description. Only time and faith will help you overcome the void you feel now. We were blessed to know LaRue. Her gentle, loving spirit will live on in so may people, and this too will help you heal. Sending you all our love.

Dorothy and Mary Zimney

Posted by Mary Zimney - Albert Lea, MN - Family   June 16, 2020

Dear Craig and family,
I will long remember the smiles and facial joy as you,Barb and George returned from your trip to the East Coast. I think La Rue carried that kind of joy with her into God's care. What a gift. My prayer has been with you on this LONG journey. I am most grateful to have been touched by La Rue's life with us.
God's Peace and comfort continue with each of you, Sister Carmen Sonnek

Posted by Sister Carmen Sonnek - Rochester, MN - Family Friend   June 16, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to you Craig & your Family
She was so active in so many areas...she will be missed.
Gary & Marlene Kauffmann Wells

Posted by Gary & Marlene Kauffmann - Wells, MN   June 15, 2020

Craig and family,
So sorry to hear of LaRue's death. She was always so nice to chat with, and I enjoyed seeing that big smile of hers! My prayers, thoughts and sympathies are with you all.

Posted by Marlys Schultz - Mankato, MN - Friend   June 15, 2020

My deepest sympathy to you. LaRue was such a special person. Will truly be missed.

Posted by Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN - Friend   June 15, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to your family. She will be missed by many.

Posted by Melissa Rath - Easton, MN   June 14, 2020

One of the original Guy moms!

Posted by Tom Altenhofen    June 14, 2020