Laura B. Beguhn, 80, of Elk Mound, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 17, at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, WI., under the care of NW Hospice. \n \n Laura was born September 4, 1929 on the family farm to Hugo and Alice (Hallstein) Singerhouse in Menomonie, WI. She attended Aggie High School in Menomonie, graduating in 1947. Laura married Theodore (Teddy) C. Beguhn on April 28, 1949. She could not resist the handsome young man in his Marine Corp dress blues. Teddy couldn't resist the beautiful young woman who made the thickest chocolate milkshakes at Lee's Drug Store. Laura and Teddy lived and worked on the Beguhn family farm their entire life. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last April. They have two children, a daughter Vicki and a son Mickey. Through her life, Laura worked side by side with Teddy on the family farm, she was a school cook for St. Paul's Lutheran School, and also worked for Dunn County Human Services as a Homemaker I and II. No matter what she was involved in, Laura touched the lives of the people she met. Her job with Human Services took her into people's homes, often to the neediest of clients. She had the gift of seeing beyond their limitations. Laura was able to help families meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter while always treating them with respect and dignity. She started a food pantry out of a front room in the human services building. Along with her sister Irene, they also started a clothing room. She served on the National Mutual Benefit Board. She was awarded Career Woman of the Year by Indianhead Business & Professional Women in 1983. \n \n Laura was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her strong and unwavering faith in God helped her through the difficult times in life. "When in doubt, look up." She was devoted to her family, friends and neighbors, always there to help when needed. She loved to garden, do crafts (known for her aprons) and bake. She was famous for her cut-out sugar cookies and ginger snaps. Laura was also a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees. \n \n Laura is survived by her loving husband, Teddy \n A daughter, Vicki (Jeff) Dueringer of Eau Claire \n A Son, Mickey of Elk Mound \n Grandsons, Chris (Tina) Dueringer of Oconomowoc \n David (Kelly) Dueringer of Eau Claire \n Great grandsons, Colin, Brandon, Jordan and Ethan \n A sister, Doris (Wayne) Klinkhammer \n Brothers, Robert (Mary Jane) Singerhouse and Ron (Jean) Singerhouse \n Brother-in-laws, Wallace Brunn and Carroll (Marlys) Beguhn \n \n Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Hugo and Alice Singerhouse; sisters, Helen Cunniff and Irene Brunn; nephews, Roger and Randy Brunn, Steve Garnett and a niece, Rhonda Hoyt. \n \n Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Steve Schmeling officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place following the service at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Spring Brook.