The Edmond Sun


November 26, 2012

Dale Owen Laubach

EDMOND —     Dale Owen Laubach, 81, of Edmond, Okla., passed away November 24, 2012 in Oklahoma City. He was born March 18, 1931 in Okeene, Okla. to Herman and Elma (Vogt) Laubach.  He graduated from Okeene High School where he was a member of the FFA and played on the football team.  He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1953 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Agronomy.

    Dale married his wife Geraldine while in college. He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from the Oklahoma Army National Guard as a Brigadier General after 30 years of service.  

    Dale also worked for the Department of Agriculture while in the Guard and retired after 32 years of service in January 1, 1988 as the director of the Plant Industry Division. He had been with the Department of Agriculture since 1955 with the exception of a two year leave of absence when he served as Secretary for the Commissioners of the Land Office for the State of Oklahoma.  During his service with the Department of Agriculture,  Dale had been active with several organizations including Southern Feed, Fertilizer and Pesticide Control Officials, president from 1968-1969;  Oklahoma Feed Manufacturers Association, Secretary from 1968-1972; Commissioners of the Land Office, State of Oklahoma, secretary 1973-1974; Capital Credit Union, Board of Directors; Oklahoma Crop Improve-ment Associa-tion, Stillwater, Board of Directors; Oklahoma Plant Food Educational Society, Ex-officio member; Boy Scouts of America, Cub Master and Assistant District Commissioner to the Last Frontier Council; American Feed Control Officials; Agronomy Club, OSU; and Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond.

    Also during this time he served as President for the National Guard Association of Oklahoma, 1968-1969.  He is a life member of  45th Infantry Division Association; a retired  life member of the State of Oklahoma National Guard Association.  After retirement Dale joined the L and B club and volunteered at Mercy Hospital.

    Dale is survived by his wife Jerrie of the home; daughter, Nancy Laubach of Edmond, sons Rick Laubach of Edmond, and Steven and his wife Leann Laubach of Edmond; and grandchildren, Andrew and Karen.

    He is preceded in death by his parents, son Tom, and brother Glenn.

    Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday November 29, 2012 at Gracelawn Cemetery.   Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Edmond..

Text Only
  • Curnis Atchley upload.jpg Curnis Estle Atchley

        Graveside services for Curnis Estle “C.E.” Atchley will be 2 p.m.,  Monday, August 4, 2014 at Gracelawn Cemetery.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Shinn upload.jpg John Albert Shinn

        John Albert Shinn was born January 3, 1941 in Edmond, Okla., to Luther Todd Shinn and Beryl (Nichols).  He passed away July 27, 2014 in Carney, Okla., at the age of 73.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • LaVerne Warren upload.jpg LaVerne V. Warren

        LaVerne V. Warren, 96, passed away on July 26, 2014 in Yukon, Okla. She was born in Lawton, Okla. on June 28, 1918 the fourth of seven children born to Roy and Agnes Atwood.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Mattingly upload.jpg John Mattingly

        John Mattingly, 85, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2014 after a brief illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emma Marie Pridemore

        Heaven gained a sweet new angel in the early morning hours of July 21, 2014 in Emma Marie Pridemore.

    July 25, 2014

  • George Herschell Fancher, III

        Funeral services for George “Little George” Herschell Fancher, III, 41, of Edmond, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Butler Baptist Church, Butler, Okla.

    July 23, 2014

  • Irene Moore upload.jpg Lena Irene Moore

        Lena Irene Benson Moore, 99, passed away  Friday, July 11, 2014.  She had lived in Seguin, Texas, near her daughter Gail, since June 2010.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary Bilyeu upload.jpg Mary Margaret Bilyeu

        Mary Margaret Bilyeu, lovingly known by family and friends as “Mimi”, left this life doing what she loved, adventurously climbing the steep mountains at Grand Teton National Park. Mimi was born November 19, 1969 to John Richard and Ann Marie (King) Conley in Oklahoma City.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Preston Brown upload.jpg Preston Brown

        Preston Brown, 74, was born to J.S. and Maurine Brown on December 18, 1939 in Monterey, Tenn. After graduating from Monterey High School in 1957, he joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo