Audrey LaRue, 92, formerly of Wells

Published 9:30 am Monday, June 6, 2011

Audrey Angeline LaRue, 92, formerly of Wells, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Kathy Fullarton will officiate and burial will take place in Rosehill Cemetery, Wells, Faribault County.


Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements.

Audrey was born May 29, 1919, the daughter of Louis and Agnes (Mucha) Mortenson. On July 7, 1944, she was united in marriage to Barney Ervin LaRue in Albert Lea. To this union, two children were born. Audrey loved to work in her garden and to go dancing. She enjoyed crocheting and took first and second place at the Freeborn County Fair in recent years for some of her work. She was an excellent homemaker who loved her family and was always trying to help others.

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Audrey is survived by her son, Larry (wife Darline) LaRue, of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Sherrie (husband Dean) Meyer of Apple Valley, Jason (wife Dayna) LaRue of Albert Lea and Troy LaRue of Albert Lea; three great-grandchildren: Kristi (husband Chris) Meyer and Cory Meyer both of Apple Valley and Zachary LaRue of Albert Lea; brother, Louie Mortenson, of New Richland; as well as her nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney, in 1991; son, Jules, in 1983; sisters: Leona and Hattie.