Evelyn Mae Labenz

May 3, 1930February 26, 2018

Thank you for celebrating the life of Evelyn Mae (Lynn) Labenz with us today. She was born a twin to Arthur and Flora Love on May 3, 1930, on a rural farm outside Des Moines, Iowa. In the back of her address book, she listed “Mom” as her most cherished role; though, proud to be a wife, a registered nurse, volunteer in the community, and member of various groups over the years. She had strong faith in God, often saying Jesus was her right-hand-Man. She was always up for a party, and loved fun and laughter - including a good joke! She will be dearly missed by LaVern, her husband of almost 64 years, her “6 J’s,” 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and countless other family and friend Retired RN from Clarkson Hospital. Survived by husband LaVern; children Judi Thelander (Jeff), John (Deb), Joani Eledge, Joe, Jim (Michelle), Janet Menchaca; 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and countless other family and friends. VISITATION from 5-7pm Thursday March 1 at St. Margaret Mary with a Rosary and sharing to follow. FUNERAL MASS at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 6116 Dodge St. at 10am Friday March 2 with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to family or St. Croix Hospice.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Rosary Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 2, 2018

Evelyn Mae Labenz

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March 5, 2018

The High School Classmates of 1948 offer condolences to LaVern and all family members for the loss of Evelyn (Love) Labenz.. We enjoyed her return for Class Reunions when LaVern and Evelyn could make the visit. We keep the memory of Evelyn alive with Spiritual offerings and Prayers. Bill Milligan on behalf of Indianola High School Classmates.