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James L. Laue, 83

Mar 12, 2021

Truman – James Luther Laue, age 83, was called to eternal rest by his Heavenly father at Heartland Senior Living, Truman, on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Jim was born the eldest child of Adolph and Mary (Hardinger) Laue on Dec. 13, 1937.

He attended the one room schoolhouse near his rural Elmore home and graduated from the eighth grade. He was baptized, confirmed, and raised in the Lutheran faith.

Jim grew to be an honest, hardworking man who enjoyed helping his neighbors. He faithfully cared for his parents until their deaths in 1978 and 1992. Jim’s life work included farming, tiling with his father, and welding at TAFCO in Blue Earth.

Jim enjoyed going to old machinery shows, threshing shows, and eating out at Hardee’s. He also loved any kind of candy, but especially chocolate candy! In his later years, he rediscovered a hobby he had enjoyed in his youth: jigsaw puzzles. In his years at the nursing home, he put together dozens of these puzzles. He could usually be found in the day room working on a puzzle. He proudly showed them to anyone who stopped by his table.

Immediate survivors include his brother, Harry, of Colton, South Dakota; sister, Janet Shinsky, of Fairmont, and sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Steve Yetter, of Marshfield, Wisconsin. He is also survived by five nephews and many extended family members.

Jim is predeceased by his parents; two brothers in infancy, Edward and Evert Laue; sister-in-law, Judy Laue, and brother-in-law, Joseph Shinsky, as well as many aunts and uncles.

A service celebrating Jim’s homegoing was held at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, on Friday, March 12, 2021. Pastor Michael Klatt of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiated. Burial followed at River-view Cemetery in Elmore.

If desired, memorials may be directed to Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO 63141.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Johnson, Hospice, the staff of Heartland Senior Living, and United Hospital of Blue Earth for their excellent care.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. (Matthew 25:23)

Be faithful until death and I will give thee the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)