Laura (Kahlstorf) Baade

Laura Baade, 88, of Britt passed away Monday, May 29, 2006, at Westview Care Center in Britt.

Laura, the daughter of Fred and Freida (Steinberg) Kahlstorf, was born November 6, 1917 near Kanawha, Iowa.  She attended grade school in Miller and Hayfield graduating from Garner High School in 1935.  After graduating, Laura helped people in their homes while she attended nursing classes.

On May 5, 1940, Laura married Willaim Baade and the two made their home in Britt.  She was a homemaker taking care of her family.  Laura worked as a nurse’s aide at the Hancock County Hospital for 22 years where she spent most of her time in the nursery.

Laura wrote and recited poetry throughout her life.  She loved the outdoors; taking care of her garden, stopping to appreciate a beautiful bird or tree, hitting the streets for the Red Feather Campaign and being a Girl Scout Leader.  Laura could do anything crafty; crocheting, needlework or needlepoint.  She was a shy woman, but was willing to do anything for anyone.  Laura enjoyed traveling to new places and loved to fly because seeing the clouds reminded her of the way heaven may look.  Family was very import to Laura and she loved her children, granddaughter, nieces and nephews very much.

Laura was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Britt and the FLCW.  She was very active in helping teach Sunday school, starting the Junior Lutherans and was constantly volunteering in the church and community.

Laura is survived by two daughters: Shirley Olson of Britt and Sharon Baade of Waterbury, Vermont; granddaughter Sara Olson of Britt; two brothers: Harold Kahlstorf of Britt and Donald Kahlstorf and his wife Elda of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters: Edna Fisher of Phoenix and Mildred Sonerholm of Klamath Falls, Oregon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two sons and one daughter all in infancy; son-in-law Robert Olson; brother Robert Kahlstorf; and two sisters: Gertrude Mortenson and Donna Kahlstorf.



Date: Friday, June 2, 2006
Time: 10:30 am
Where: First Lutheran Church – Britt
70 5th Avenue North West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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