Twyla Laite, 1919-2015

Published 6:33 pm Saturday, April 18, 2015

Funeral services for Twyla L. Laite, 95, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Al Stoa will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Twyla Laite

Twyla Laite

Twyla died on April 16, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Twyla Lurine Laite was born on July 12, 1919, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Oscar and Fleeta (Schue) Johnson. She grew up in the Hayward area and went to District 36 country school. On Dec. 14, 1940, Twyla was married to Vernon Laite Sr. in Northwood. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, a church circle and the Eagles. Twyla enjoyed flower gardening, dancing, sewing and cooking. Her favorite pastimes include shopping and baking bread for her family every Saturday morning.

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Survivors include her children Vernon (Judy) Laite Jr., Thomas (Nancy) Laite, Patricia Bergland and special friend Ron Mirranda, Gary Laite and Dana (Scott) Meaney; grandchildren Jodie (Kevin) Pranke, Jackie (Kevin) Weigel, Christi Chirpich and special friend Jamie, Jessica (Brice) Mulholland and Tyler Juveland; great-grandchildren Jamison Laite, Jackson and Justin Purdie, Paige Weigel, Robbie Weigel and Ryan and Tara Chirpich, great-great-grandchildren Steven, Savanna and Sidney Laite; sister, Dorothy Adam; sister-in-law, Sarah (Kenny) Anderson; and nieces and nephews.

Twyla was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon; son-in-law, Marvin Bergland; sister, Helen Stensrud; a brother in infancy and several brothers-in-law.