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“Dear Craig,This message is coming completely out of the blue as you and I have had no contact since our grade school days at OLMC. The story: my...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Yonkovich Rue - Owatonna, MN

“So sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Les Hohenstein - Pahoa, HI

“My deepest sympathy to family and friends. LaRue was a very close childhood friend who will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in peace my...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Marsha Leininger - Hill City, SD

“Such a fantastic person. Always enjoyed a short visit with her when getting my mail. Always smiling. Craig and LaRue raised a great family and have...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Wade Herbers - Minnesota Lake, MN

“Our prayers and love are with all of you as you move through this time of pain and loss that is beyond description. Only time and faith will help...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Zimney - Albert Lea, MN

“Dear Craig and family, I will long remember the smiles and facial joy as you,Barb and George returned from your trip to the East Coast. I think La...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sister Carmen Sonnek - Rochester, MN

“Deepest Sympathy to you Craig & your FamilyShe was so active in so many areas...she will be missed.Gary & Marlene Kauffmann Wells ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Gary & Marlene Kauffmann - Wells, MN

“Craig and family,So sorry to hear of LaRue's death. She was always so nice to chat with, and I enjoyed seeing that big smile of hers! My prayers,...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Marlys Schultz - Mankato, MN

“My deepest sympathy to you. LaRue was such a special person. Will truly be missed. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN

“Our thoughts and prayers to your family. She will be missed by many. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Melissa Rath - Easton, MN

“One of the original Guy moms! ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Altenhofen


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LaRue Rita Staloch, age 66, of Easton, MN died Saturday, June 13, 2020 at home with her family and great hospice care. She had heart valve repair done April 21 in Rochester, MN. On April 23, she suffered a massive heart attack. CPR was performed for 30 minutes but permanent brain damage was done. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, MN with Fr. Eugene Stenzel and Deacon Gene Paul officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 16th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at OLMC Catholic Church in Easton. Social distancing protocols will be followed and masks are strongly encouraged while in the sanctuary. Visitation on Wednesday prior to the service will be from 9:30-10:30 at the church. Interment will be at OLMC Cemetery in Barber Twp. Faribault Co., MN.
LaRue Rita was born August 6, 1953 in Mankato the daughter of Ken and Gloria Harris. She will forever be remembered with that great smile on her face. LaRue married Craig Staloch on September 28, 1974 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake, MN, and to this union 3 sons were born. LaRue worked at the Minnesota Lake Post Office for 33 years, retiring as Postmaster in 2009. She retired for one day, and then took a job as a para-professional at the Maple River East Elementary school. She loved working in the kindergarten room with Cindy and spent an enormous amount of volunteer time after school getting projects ready for the next day. She never, ever said no to any challenge when asked to help someone and always had that positive attitude. LaRue was very active as one of the committee members for the annual Festag celebration in Minnesota Lake. She was the Treasurer keeping the detailed financial report in order. This included countless extra hours of helping many of the other committee's get organized.
LaRue was one of the most active people you could possibly know. She and Craig attended all of their sons sporting and extra-curricular events. This included going to college home games that were 6 hours away. They attend all of the grandchildren's events as well, as they are also big into sports and music. LaRue started making cookies for the KTOE boys Barry and John for all Maple River boys' basketball games that were broadcast when her sons played starting in 1993 until presently. John ate most of the cookies. LaRue looked forward to ladies day out with her great group of close friends. She didn't take nearly enough of those days to enjoy. She loved golfing and going on as many vacations as possible. She traveled to Alaska, Ireland, Costa Rica, Sweden, and Norway. She also saw many interesting sites throughout the United States.
She is survived by her loving husband Craig Staloch of Minnesota Lake, MN; Sons: Derek (Jill) Staloch of Jordan, MN, Aaron (Krista) Staloch of Medina, MN, Kyle (Katie) Staloch of Jordan, MN; 7 grandchildren: Sophia, Ben, Morgan, Jordan, Riley, Addison, and Jack; mother Gloria Harris; brother Paul Harris; step-sister: Shirlee Stevens; father-in-law: Louie Staloch of Easton, sisters-in-law Margo Latusek, Gayle (Vern) Heise, all of Easton, MN, brother-in-law Bryan Schmidt of Northfield; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews and their families.
She is preceded in death by her father Ken Harris, mother-in-law Marvel Staloch, and sister-in-law Sheila Schmidt.
Thank you is not even close to what we would deem adequate for every single act of outpouring support we have received whether it was prayers, hugs, laughs, food, or monetary. You can never ever replace the small-town living. It is a unique way of life. LaRue is smiling down on us right now as the current song lyrics say (always be humble and kind). Craiger is going to have a big broken heart for a long time.