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Stanley Lauwagie

Stanley Lauwagie, age 91, passed away on October 13, 2020 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Father Bruno Santiago, O.S.B., celebrated. Burial followed in St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery in Gibbon. Visitation was held from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes in Gibbon. Visitation continued from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Willibrord’s. Stanley is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Tom) Schreiner of St. Peter, Barbara (Tim) Bruns of Gibbon, Elizabeth (Brian) Grewe of Gibbon; sons, Howard (Charlene) Lauwagie of Gibbon, Tom (Ellen Knoke) Lauwagie of Eau Claire, WI, Tim (Pam Gentry) Lauwagie of Hector, Bob (Karie) Lauwagie of Mankato; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;2 great-great- grandchildren; sister, Mary Ryan; sisters-in-law, Shirley Lauwagie, Lori Grosklags; brother-in-law, Richard Grosklags; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol Lauwagie; son, Stanley Lauwagie, Jr.; grandchildren, Brandon and Devon Lauwagie; sisters, Alice Stippel, Rose Schwab, Aggie Schiltz; and brothers, Harlan Lauwagie, and Harry Lauwagie Seating for the Mass will be limited. Social distancing guidelines must be practiced, and all guests in attendance at the visitation and funeral will be required to wear a mask. To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: Stanley George Lauwagie was born March 19, 1929 to Frank and Octave (Schoutteet) Lauwagie in Fairfax, MN. He grew up and went to school in the Fairfax area. On February 13, 1952, Stanley was united in marriage to Carol Grosklags at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church. Stanley started his career by farming and working at Kraft. He then owned and operated the Klossner House for 44 years until he retired. In his free time, Stanley enjoyed going to casinos, playing cards, and spending time with all of his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Fairfax and of St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Stanley will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Blessed be his memory

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