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Doris Labish

March 22, 1926 — September 23, 2008

Doris Mae Labish, 82, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered Eternal Life with the Lord Tuesday, September 23rd 2008. She was surrounded by her family in her final hours at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. Doris, daughter of Fred and Bertha (Fankhanel) Johnson, was born March 22, 1926 in Barnesville, Minnesota. She attended country school and grew to womanhood in the Barnesville area graduating from Barnesville High School in 1944. She lived in Billings, Montana for a short time before returning to Barnesville to care for her grandparents. Doris was united in marriage to Edward Labish on October 28, 1946 in the Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville. The couple made their home and farmed in rural Barnesville where they raised their family. In 1968 they left farming and moved into Barnesville. Mr. Labish died in January of 1991. Doris continued to live in Barnesville until 2003 when she moved to Moorhead. It was there that she lived until the time of her death. Doris was a long time member of the Assumption Catholic Church and St. Anns Guild. She was also a member of the Post 4628 V.F.W. Auxiliary of Barnesville. Doris enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She had a love for life that included her faith, dancing, bingo, socializing and always being on the go. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Labish of Maple Grove, Minnesota; two sons, Charles (Jennifer) Labish of Moorhead and Terry Labish of Fargo; two granddaughters, Jaime (Aaron) Kelsch and Tracy (Curt) Dobos, all of Moorhead; Three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jeremiah and Anna. She is also survived by one brother, Johnny (Betty) Johnson of Barnesville and three sisters, Inez (Harold) Horgen of Crystal, Minnesota, her twin sister Dorothy Nordback of Fargo and Clarice (Rodney) Schmidt of Sabin, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation: will be Thursday from 4 " 8 with a prayer service at 7 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville. Funeral Mass: will be Friday at 11:00 in the Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville. Internment: St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Barnesville.
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