Jewel L Laabs (Barg)
(1928 - 2018)

Jewel L Laabs (Barg)

Wisconsin, United States of America
April 30, 1928

Illinois, United States of America
July 24, 2018

Family, Painting, Knitting, Sewing, Music, Writing, Gardening
Jewel joined her Lord in heaven July 24, 2018, at the age of 90. Jewel is the loving wife of Charles W. Laabs for 66 years and the loving mother of Jonathan (June) Laabs, David (Karen) Laabs, Timothy (Jennifer) Laabs, and Christopher (Anita) Laabs. Jewel’s love and dedication to family extended to her grandchildren Joshua (Heidi) Laabs, Cameron Laabs, Daniel (Allison) Laabs, Kaleena (Travis) Tolsma, Jeffrey Laabs, Thomas (Kristin) Laabs, Veronica Laabs, Charles C. Laabs & Noah Laabs. Another great joy in her life was to spend time with her great-grandchildren Macie and Vivienne Laabs, and Harper and Tucker Tolsma.
Born and married in Milwaukee, Jewel and Chuck settled in Maywood, living in the same house for 46 years before becoming part of a senior community in Northlake.
Jewel was a strong Christian who faithfully served at St. Paul Lutheran Church for 50 years including 15 years as church secretary. Besides generously volunteering her time at St. Paul, she also was involved with several service groups at Concordia University Chicago.
Jewel expressed artistic talent, warmth, and love through her paintings of family and God’s creation, as well as knitting, sewing, theater, music and gardening.

Visitation and the Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, August 11, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 Lake St, Melrose Park, IL 60160
Visitation - 10:00-11:00am
Celebration of Life service - 11:00
Fellowship and Lunch - Noon

Please send memorials to an organization of your choice. Suggested memorials are below.
- St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 Lake St, Melrose
Park, IL 60160
- Charles and Jewel Laabs Endowment for Lutheran
Teacher Education, Foundation Office, Concordia
University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River
Forest, IL 60305

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My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May pleasant memories of Jewel bring comfort during your time of sorrow and remembrance, along with God's promise in the Bible at John 5:21, 28 and 29.

Jehovah is the God of Comfort who can and will heal your broken heart. For His Son, Jesus, said: "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." (John 11:25)
Cassandra Henderson
December 22nd, 2018
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November 13th, 2018

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. It's evident that Jewel's love of family and God was a blessing to all who knew her. My prayers are with you all
Susie McSwain (Friend of David)
August 13th, 2018
Dear Labbs family,

My heartfelt condolences are extended to you all for the loss of your dear loved one, Jewel. My hope is that the following scripture will bring you a measure of comfort at this difficult time. God promises that very soon, we will be reunited with our loved ones who have passed away. (Isaiah 26:19)
Someone who cares
August 11th, 2018
Jewel was always such a nice and beautiful person. We should all strive to be like Jewel. WE will miss her at our office.
Wesley Wise
August 10th, 2018
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"I had the blessing of serving St. Paul Lutheran School in Melrose Park as principal and learned to love the church family including Jewel and Dr. Laabs. You have been jewels to the church and school. I pray for God's warm embrace to the family.JoyM"
Joy Mullaney
August 8th, 2018
"Jewel was so like her name. A jewel! She was outgoing and welcoming to all, showing the love of her Lord Jesus in all of her interactions with people. I send my condolences to Chuck and to all of her family."
Shirley Morgenthaler
August 7th, 2018
"Jewel was truly a child of God. I had the privilege of knowing her through my work as a teacher and then principal of Walther Christian Academy, Lower School on the premises of St. Paul. My prayers go out to the Lord in support of the entire family"
Chuck Novak
July 31st, 2018


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