DARWIN ARTHUR LAACK

Waldo Resident, Darwin Arthur Laack, age 96, died peacefully at his home on January 14, 2015.

Darwin was born in 1918 to parents Emil and Elsa (Gessert) Laack from the Town of Lyndon. He attended Winooski Grade School and Plymouth High School graduating in 1935.

He met his future wife, Grace Schultz, on a blind date set up by his brother and her sister. Darwin and Grace were married in 1945, and celebrated their 65th anniversary together in 2010. They had three sons and a daughter.

Darwin was a dairy farmer his entire life, continuing to help his son, Lester, even after he “retired”. He could often be seen out on a tractor well into his 90s.

In his youth, Darwin enjoyed playing baseball, hunting, and fishing. He continued to fish most of his life and was an avid reader. For many years, Darwin and Grace owned a cottage on Legend Lake near Shawano, which they enjoyed sharing with family and friends.

Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, brother Erwin Laack, wife Grace, son Larry Laack, and brothers and sistersin law Marlin (Lucille) Schultz, Byron (Verna) Schultz, Sr., Carl (Evelyn) Schultz, Robert Hefter, Althea Laack, Alice Schultz, and Annette Schultz.

He is survived by children Lonnie (Vilma) Laack of Sheboygan, Lester Laack of Waldo, and Linda Laack (Randy Moss) of Lockhart, TX; grandchildren Jennifer (Eric) Bjeergaard of Minneapolis, MN, Benjamin (Kali Mae) Laack of Ann Arbor MI, Andrew Laack of LaCrosse, WI and Elijah Moss of Lockhart, TX; and greatgrandchildren, Katrina and Carson Bjeergard. He is also survived by sister-in-law Marion (Schultz) Hefter, brother-in-laws William Schultz and David Schultz, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darwin was a kind, good-natured man who will be missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cascade with the Rev. Richard Biddinger officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery in Cascade. Friends may call Monday, January 19, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm. at the Schneider Funeral Home (123 South Street) Plymouth and again on Tuesday at the church from 10 am. until the time of service.


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