Albert C. Laubenthal

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Funeral services for Albert C. Laubenthal,73, of Emmetsburg will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Holy Family Catholic Church of Emmetsburg. Rev. Clem Currans will officiate the service.

Inurnment will take place at St. John's Catholic Cemetery of Emmetsburg.

Al passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg,.

Albert Charles Laubenthal, son of Dr. Albert and Rose Laubenthal, was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Emmetsburg. He received his education at St. Ellen's Academy and graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1951. While in high school Al attended Emmetsburg Junior College.

On Nov. 2, 1953, Al was united in marriage to Elizabeth "Libby" Cragin at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. To this union six children were born.

Following graduation from high school Al worked as a drivers license examiner for the Iowa Department of Transportation. He ran the shoe department at Cragin's in Spencer and later he and Libby opened Al's Shoes in Jackson, Minn. Al taught for many years at Iowa Lakes Community College in marketing and retail sales. He was also employed in public relations for Village West in Okoboji. He did negotiating for teachers, nurses, and law enforcement officials and served as an Iowa State Mediator. Al owned and published the magazine Sport Shooting in America.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Michael Laubenthal; a brother, Phillip L. Laubenthal; two sisters: Rosemary Schoch and Donna Kieselbach; brothers-in-law, Ben Newhouse, Raphael Montag, Ray Bunce and Phil Kieselbach; and a niece and nephew, Kathy and Kurt.

Al is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby" of Emmetsburg; his children: Michele Feauto of Akron, Lisa Oberg and her husband, Dave of Emmetsburg, Molly Schneider and her husband, Randy of Cannon Falls, Minn., Albert James Laubenthal and his wife, Julie of Emmetsburg, and Nick Laubenthal of Council Bluffs; 11 grandchildren; one greatt-granddaughter; sisters: Mary Newhouse of North Aurora, Ill., Joan Montag of West Bend, Margaret Bunce of Conroe, Texas, Sr. Mary Rene Laubenthal PBVM of Dubuque, and Linda Louise Laubenthal of St. Paul, Minn.; and a brother, Robert J. Laubenthal of Council Bluffs.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.