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Dora Belle Laue

June 8, 1925 — June 29, 2008

Dora “Dody” Belle Kloster Laue, 83, of Greenleaf, died June 29, 2008 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Greenleaf, KS. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 1, from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Greenleaf. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pauline Hatesohl will play the organ while the congregation sings "Beautiful Savior", "I Am But a Stranger Here" and "Abide With Me". Pallbearers will be Jason Olson, Seth Olson, Scott Olson, James Carroll, Matthew Rogers, Nathan Rogers and Jack Wohlbrandt. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Dody was born June 8, 1925, at Winfield, KS. She was the daughter of Professor Iver Johnson Kloster and Addie May Miller Kloster, Winfield, KS. Dody was baptized July 12, 1925, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winfield, KS, and confirmed March 17, 1940, at the Trinity Baden Memorial Lutheran Church in Winfield, KS. She attended high school at St. John's College Academy in Winfield, KS, graduating June 19, 1944. She married Martin W. Laue on January 31, 1946, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS. She traveled the world with her husband and daughters as Martin served as a Regular Army officer until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1968. She worked in the school system in Junction City, KS, for over 5 years before retiring in 1990. Dody was always very active in the Junior Service Club of Modern Woodmen of America and the Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Martin W. Laue; one sister, Adeline; and three brothers, Iver, Arthur, and Gerald. Survivors include one half brother, Paul of Alaska; two daughters, Carolyn and husband Chuck Westin of Belleville, KS, and Cindy and husband Randy Rogers of Choctaw, OK; five grandsons, Jason Olson and wife Lori of Dacono, CO, Scott Olson of Ft Collins, CO, Seth Olson and wife Breanne of Shawnee, KS, Matthew and Nathan Rogers of Choctaw, OK; three step-granddaughters, Carol Westin of Parker, CO, Chris Westin of Aurora, CO, and Cindy Westin of Lakewood, CO; one great-grandson, Alexander Olson; and three step-great-grandchildren, Austin and Samantha Workman; and Bailey DeLong. A memorial fund has been established and contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the funeral home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dora Belle Laue, please visit our flower store.


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