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Emilie Josephine Laite, age 94, of Bricelyn, MN died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna, MN. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn, MN with Rev. Nancy Dreier officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery.
Emilie Josephine was born September 27, 1922, the daughter of Swan and Isabelle (Twito) Greene. She married Leonard Laite March 26, 1941 in Northwood, IA. The couple were married for 31 years when Leonard passed away. She had lived in California for a while when Leonard was in the Army during World War II. Emilie was a homemaker and was very proud of her gardening and all the canning she put up while raising her family. She had worked as a cook in various restaurants in the area. She had owned the Light House Café in Bricelyn for several years. After selling the Café, she worked as an aide in several nursing homes and worked as a live-in companion for several elderly ladies. Emilie loved to read, embroider, crochet, work crossword and jig saw puzzles. She enjoyed traveling.
Emilie is survived by her children: Charlotte Haberman of Blooming Prairie, MN, LaRay (wife Phyllis) Laite of Owatonna, MN, Linda Laite (Jim Mills) of Bricelyn, MN, Ronald (wife Becky) Laite of Albert Lea, MN, Colleen (husband Jim) Wyant of Rake, IA; sister, Mildred Baumann of Rosemont, MN; sister-in-law: Sarah (husband Ken) Anderson of Albert Lea, MN; 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Emilie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard; daughter, Barbara Hagen; daughter-in-law, Genevieve Laite, son-in-law, Donald Haberman, and Ronald Hagen; grandchildren: Terry, James, and Josephine; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and 1 brother; and many in-laws.