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Edith R. LaBrash — Rochester

ROCHESTER — A memorial service for Edith R. LaBrash, 94, of Pine Island, formerly of Rochester, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11 4th Ave. S.E., in Rochester. Father John Lasaba will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Edith Rose Metz was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Elgin, Ill., to Alois and Mary (Litz) Metz. Edith died on July 5, 2009, at the Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.

Edith attended Elgin High School in Illinois. She married Earl E. LaBrash on June 10, 1932, in Crown Point, Ind., and the couple lived in Elgin, Ill., in Rochester, and for a short time in Kasson, then later moved back to Rochester in 1942. Edith worked for Telex Corporation where they manufactured cables for IBM; she retired in 1981. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, photography, and traveling, and she especially enjoyed being around babies.

Survivors include her three daughters, Mary Plenge of Zumbro Falls, Edythe (Charles) Hoppe of Rochester and Lucy Rodgers of Austin; her two sons, Earl (Julia) LaBrash of Millville, and Elmer LaBrash and his special friend, Tami, of Rochester; 22 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; 44 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Delores Smith of Owatonna. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Earl; parents; one great-granddaughter; one brother and two sisters.

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Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester.(507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.

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