Sept. 1, 2010-Jan. 11, 2011
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Ray Labat, the 4-month-old son of Adam and Erin (Peterson) Labat, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 48 p.m. today with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. at RehkampHorvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from noon1 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
Ray died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Bemidji of suspected SIDS.
Ray Gregory Labat was born Sept. 1, 2010, in Bemidji, to Adam and Erin (Peterson) Labat. He was a happy baby who had a smile that lit up his whole face. Ray was very observant and enjoyed watching his family members and toys that lit up including his turtle night light, his glow worm and his lighted nursery rhyme book. Ray also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his companion Roscoe his dog and his cousin Sammy.
Survivors include his parents, Adam and Erin; grandparents Greg and Marilyn Labat of Marshall and Brad and Mary Peterson of Maple Grove; aunt and uncles Kyle Labat of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jeremy Labat of Marshall, Abbie (and Justin) DeYonge, Adam Peterson and Jacob Peterson of Maple Grove and best friend and cousin Samuel DeYonge of Maple Grove, and other Labats, DeSaers, Petersons and Young relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Nancy Young, great-grandfather Henry Labat.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to:
Baby Ray Labat Memorial Fund
c/o First National Bank of Walker
P.O. Box 520
Walker, MN 56484
Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home