Jan. 10, 1925-Aug. 6, 2012
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Theresa Laleman, 87, of Marshall, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 9:3011:30 a.m. Wednesday with a CCW Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
Theresa Anne (Bakker) Laleman was born Jan. 10, 1925, to Clara (Lens) and Henry Bakker near Ruthton. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Dionysius in Tyler. On Jan. 15, 1947, she was united in marriage to Joseph D. Laleman. Together they farmed near Russell. Their family of four daughters were a joy and pride to them. She was a wonderful homemaker known for her baking and sewing. Upon retirement, Theresa enjoyed working at Stan's Place, playing cards, square dancing, and the many bus trips that took her and Joe to different parts of the country. After Joe passed away, she continued playing cards, especially Pepper with friends and at the community center. Theresa was a member of the Legion Auxillary, the "Chit Chat Club" and enjoyed volunteering her time. She enjoyed her family very much, especially the little ones and the ice cream celebrations. Crocheted afghans, dishcloths, embroidered dishtowels, handmade Christmas ornaments, blue jean quilts, teddy bears and coins were all special gifts and memories to her entire family.
In mid-May, after an injury, she became a resident of the Minneota Nursing Home. On June 16, Theresa suffered a stroke and it was then that she decided to make the Prairie Home Hospice her final home. She died there on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
Theresa leaves behind a loving family of four daughters Elizabeth (and Ernie) Lanoue of Ivanhoe, Irene (and Alvin) Knaack of Stewart, Patricia (and Ray) Elston of Windom, and Ellen (and Alan) Habben of Paynesville; grandchildren Sharon (and Dean) Jacobsen, Tammy (and Jerry) Perez, Dean (and Jenny) Lanoue, Janet Lanoue, Elizabeth (and fianc Aaron Stroeh) Knaak, Chad (and Emily) Elston, Jeff (and Lindsay) Elston, Ryan (and Jenni) Elston, Kurt (and Kara) Habben, Eric (and special friend Nicole Tiderman) Habben, and Jenny (and Chris) Jacobson; great-grandchildren Cory and Trevor Jacobsen, Blake and Caleb Lanoue, Ethan and Makayla Lothert, Brock, Molly, Seth, Nolan, and Joseph Elston, Ellie and Logan Jacobson, and Parker and Josie Habben; brothers Charles (and Sharon) Bakker and George (and Audrey) Bakker; sisters MaryLou DeSaer, Ellen (and Frank) Brentine, Cecilia (and Rod) Lipp; brothers-in-law George and Andrew Laleman, Louis Buysse, and Bob Lanoue; sister-in-law she considered her little sister, Margaret Stassen; many nieces; nephews; friends; and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents and parents-in-law; infant brother, James; brothers James and Raymond Bakker; sisters Agnes Prairie and Betty Lanoue.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Prairie Home Hospice.