LaPointe (nee Jorde), Laura Marie passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 8, 1926 in Thief River Falls, MN, one of nine children. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944. In the later years, her family enjoyed reminding/teasing her of her title as "Miss Land O' Lakes" as a teenager. While working in Minneapolis, she met the love of her life, Ed LaPointe on a blind date at a U of M Gopher Basketball game and married in 1949. After living in Pennsylvania and Kansas, they settled in Minnesota to raise their family in Bloomington and Rochester. Laura was a loving wife, mother, and faithful friend and teacher of living skills at the DAC. She was always busy and an avid golfer. For many years she treasured summers at her lake home in Wisconsin and winters in Arizona. She was admired for her eternal optimism and kind and gentle disposition with God as her cornerstone, always. A faithful servant to the end. Laura is survived and sincerely missed by her children, Lynn, Debbie, David (Michelle) and Kim; adoring grandchildren, Megan, Josh, Andy, Sonja, Luke, Kelsey, Eric, Lauren, Colin, David, and Adam; great-grandchildren, Elly, Kaleb, Aiden, and Ella; two special sisters-in-law, many friends, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband and love, Edward, and son-in-law, Dale Petit. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. A private service celebrating Laura's life will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The service for Laura may be viewed on Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes Facebook page at facebook.com/… under the videos section. Her service will still be available to view at a later date. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the LaPointe family.

Published on December 5, 2020


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