Edmund L. LaBrie, 95

Edmund L. LaBrie, 95 year old resident of Little Falls, formerly of Ripley Township, passed away April 24 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church Belle Prairie, with Father Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. on Friday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN and from 9:30-10:30 A.M. on Saturday at the Church. Parish Prayers will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. on Friday at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.  Funeral arrangements for Edmund L. LaBrie are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.

Edmund was born Jan. 21, 1917, in Ripley Township, Morrison County, to the late David and Rose (Millette) LaBrie. He grew up on the family farm in Ripley Township and attended Country Schools at District #1 in Belle Prairie Township and District #58 in Ripley Township. Edmund was united in marriage to Henriette Doucette July 26, 1939, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Belle Prairie. He farmed most of his lifetime in Ripley and Belle Prairie Townships. In 1974, because of health reasons Edmund and Henriette sold the farm and moved to Little Falls. Edmund liked to travel and after his retirement in 1974 he and Henriette traveled to many areas in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. There were not too many sights and attractions that they missed in their travels. Edmund was always a farmer at heart and liked to drive in the country to see the progress of the area farms. He enjoyed seeing the new buildings, machinery, and especially the crops. He always had a large garden and yard which he loved tending to when he was able. Edmund was an avid card player and enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He deeply loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always enjoyed whenever they came to visit him. Edmund was a lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie.

Edmund is survived by son, Thomas (Kay) LaBrie of Sacremento, Calif.; son-in-law, Gerry Litke of Little Falls; daughter-in-law, Ellen Cummings of Keego Harbor, Mich.; sister, Lorraine Wolfe of Pontiac, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, James’s children, Sandy (John) Daniels, Becky (Gordon) Gillette, Rosie LaBrie, and Jimmy LaBrie all of Michigan; Tom’s children, Sam (Katara) LaBrie of Austin, Texas, and Jan (Hal) Oberg of Roseville, Calif.; Kathy’s children, Linda Thoennes of Alexandria, Tina (Jay) Brezinka of Little Falls, Julie (Dion) Plante of Little Falls and Steve (Laurie) Litke of Little Falls; 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Edmund was preceded in death by parents, David and Rose LaBrie; wife, Henriette LaBrie; infant daughter in 1950; son, James LaBrie in 1980; daughter, Kathy Litke in 2011; sisters, Eva Nelson, Sylvia Plante and Beatrice Zylka; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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