July 6, 1932 ~ June 6, 2021
Born in: Abbotsford, Wisconsin
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Bernard D. Laabs, 88, of Glasgow, KY died June 6, 2021, at the Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, KY.
Bernie was born in Abbotsford, Wisconsin to Bernard M. and Florence (Hutt) Laabs. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin and entered the Army in 1954 in the Army infantry. He left the military in 1956 and married Audrey Whitney. He joined his father, uncles, and cousins in the Cheese business. His profession took him to multiple states. He retired from Dairyman in Glasgow after 20 years in 1997. He was on many Boards while in Glasgow and never met a stranger.
Bernie loved to fish, hunt and be at the family cabin. He and Audrey spent summers there after his retirement until recent years due to health concerns. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey; daughters, Ruth Laabs-Wilcox of Davenport, IA, Kimberly Laabs Phillips of Asheville, NC, Lisa Laabs of Louisville, KY, Kris Laabs Cogdill (Alan) of Chapin, SC, and Amy Pope of Bowling Green, KY; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren with one due in August; one brother, John Laabs of Northern, Wisconsin.
A memorial service will be held 1:00pm Thursday June 10th at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with a graveside service to be held in late July in Colby, Wisconsin. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11:00am until time for service at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.
A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is Honored to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Laabs. Please share your condolence with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.