Michael H. Laabs, 73

Print Article

Laabs

Michael H. Laabs, 73

Michael H. Laabs, 73, beloved father, husband, grandpa, uncle and cousin, was taken from us suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Born June 4, 1944, Mike was raised in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, area. He worked as a millworker at Idaho Forest Industries for the majority of his life when, in 1998, he was forced to retire due to an ATV accident. Anyone who knew Mike was touched by the love he had for his family, especially his grandsons. They were the light of his life. He took pleasure in being surrounded by family and friends, especially during the holidays, and his appreciation for the outdoors was evident in the many days he would spend hunting and fishing.

He leaves behind his daughter, Dawna Stocker and grandson, Jesse; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Jerade Smith; daughter and son-in-law Frankie and Robert Giffin and grandson Michael, all of Rathdrum; sisters, Terry McDonald of Post Falls and Donna Thorp of Coeur d’Alene; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Laabs; mother, Jennie Migota; father, Frank Laabs; sister, Betty Fencl and brother, Wayne Laabs.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Lions Club in Rathdrum. Relatives and friends are encouraged to attend the potluck. Please view and sign Michael’s online memorial at www. englishfuneralchapel.com.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Bonnie Lee Haleen

November 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Bonnie Lee Haleen June 6, 1948 - November 2, 2018 Bonnie Lee (Jenson) Haleen, age 70, of Springfield, Mo., passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. She was a longtime resident of Coeur d’Alene, Ida...

Read More

James ‘Jim’ Haislet, 76

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press James ‘Jim’ Haislet, 76 Jim Haislet, age 76, of Spirit Lake, Idaho passed away on Nov. 10, 2018, after a five-year battle with lung cancer. Jim was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 30, 1942, to Ed...

Read More

Leroy Charles Hunt

November 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Leroy Charles Hunt Leroy Charles Hunt went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2018, in Spokane Valley, Wash., at the age of 79. Leroy was born on Feb. 24, 1939, in Greenacres, Wash., to Charles Rober...

Read More

Harold William Tate

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Harold William Tate Harold William Tate was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Seattle, Wash., to William and May (Graf) Tate. Harold passed away on Sept. 26, 2018, at 91 years old, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, p...

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X