Laura E. Hall, age 97, of Brooklyn, died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. Funeral Services: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at the Madison Church of Christ, rural Brooklyn with Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established.
She is survived by her sons, Daryl and wife Diane, and Merle and wife Patty, all of Brooklyn; five grandchildren, Jason (Tammie), Jeff (Jodi), Sonny (Robin), Scott (Kristy), and Serena (Bill); two step-grandchildren, Brandon (Stacey) and Colton (Brytne); and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward in 1984, and siblings, Owen Wenger, Alvin Wenger and Ruth Criswell.
Laura Elizabeth Wenger was born January 31, 1919 on a farm south west of Brooklyn, to Jacob Owen Wenger and Minnie May Doty Wenger. She lived on the farm until her father passed away in 1926. Her mother then moved the family to Brooklyn. Laura received her education in the Brooklyn school, graduating with the Class of 1937. She taught school several years at Scott #7 (which is being preserved as a museum) in rural Brooklyn. She was united in marriage to Edward Charles Hall on August 16, 1941 in Muscatine, Iowa. To this union were born two sons, Daryl and Merle. Laura was a member of the Madison New Idea Club the Farm Bureau, both for over 50 years. Laura’s family was her pride and joy. She was so attentive over the years to her boys and their families, enjoyed attending the grand and great grandchildren’s activities. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.