LaRue Rita Staloch

  • Born: August 6, 1953
  • Died: June 13, 2020
  • Location: Minnesota Lake, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

LaRue Rita Staloch, age 66, of Easton, MN died Saturday, June 13, 2020 at home with her family and great hospice care. She had heart valve repair done April 21 in Rochester, MN. On April 23, she suffered a massive heart attack. CPR was performed for 30 minutes but permanent brain damage was done. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN with Fr. Eugene Stenzel and Deacon Gene Paul officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 16th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at OLMC Catholic Church in Easton. Social distancing protocols will be followed and masks are strongly encouraged while in the sanctuary. Visitation on Wednesday prior to the service will be from 9:30-10:30 at the church. Interment will be at OLMC Cemetery in Barber Twp. Faribault Co., MN.
LaRue Rita was born August 6, 1953 in Mankato the daughter of Ken and Gloria Harris. She will forever be remembered with that great smile on her face. LaRue married Craig Staloch on September 28, 1974 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake, MN, and to this union 3 sons were born. LaRue worked at the Minnesota Lake Post Office for 33 years, retiring as Postmaster in 2009. She retired for one day, and then took a job as a para-professional at the Maple River East Elementary school. She loved working in the kindergarten room with Cindy and spent an enormous amount of volunteer time after school getting projects ready for the next day. She never, ever said no to any challenge when asked to help someone and always had that positive attitude. LaRue was very active as one of the committee members for the annual Festag celebration in Minnesota Lake. She was the Treasurer keeping the detailed financial report in order. This included countless extra hours of helping many of the other committee's get organized.
LaRue was one of the most active people you could possibly know. She and Craig attended all of their sons sporting and extra-curricular events. This included going to college home games that were 6 hours away. They attend all of the grandchildren's events as well, as they are also big into sports and music. LaRue started making cookies for the KTOE boys Barry and John for all Maple River boys' basketball games that were broadcast when her sons played starting in 1993 until presently. John ate most of the cookies. LaRue looked forward to ladies day out with her great group of close friends. She didn't take nearly enough of those days to enjoy. She loved golfing and going on as many vacations as possible. She traveled to Alaska, Ireland, Costa Rica, Sweden, and Norway. She also saw many interesting sites throughout the United States.
She is survived by her loving husband Craig Staloch of Minnesota Lake, MN; Sons: Derek (Jill) Staloch of Jordan, MN, Aaron (Krista) Staloch of Medina, MN, Kyle (Katie) Staloch of Jordan, MN; 7 grandchildren: Sophia, Ben, Morgan, Jordan, Riley, Addison, and Jack; mother Gloria Harris; brother Paul Harris; step-sister: Shirlee Stevens; father-in-law: Louie Staloch of Easton, sisters-in-law Margo Latusek, Gayle (Vern) Heise, all of Easton, MN, brother-in-law Bryan Schmidt of Northfield; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and their families.
She is preceded in death by her father Ken Harris, mother-in-law Marvel Staloch, and sister-in-law Sheila Schmidt.
Thank you is not even close to what we would deem adequate for every single act of outpouring support we have received whether it was prayers, hugs, laughs, food, or monetary. You can never ever replace the small-town living. It is a unique way of life. LaRue is smiling down on us right now as the current song lyrics say (always be humble and kind). Craiger is going to have a big broken heart for a long time.


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