Obituary: Norma Laha

Norma “June” Laha, 88, of Wakefield, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

June was born Aug. 5, 1933, to Henry and Daisy (Hodge) Kuck in Fairbury, Neb. She graduated from Leona High School in 1951 and went on to Highland Community College. While attending Highland, she met a fellow student and former Marine, Patrick Laha. They were married on Jan. 23, 1953, in Hiawatha. June moved to Wakefield in 1978.

June was preceded in death by her parents; husband; eldest son, Patrick H. Laha Jr.; brother, Henry Kuck; sisters, Marcene George and Clarlyn Kuck; and daughter-in-law, Margie Laha.

Survivors include sons, Jeff (LaDena) Laha of Clearwater, Dr. David (Susan) Laha of Overland Park, Chris Laha of Hutchinson, and Jon (Kristina) Laha of Wichita; daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Laha of Topeka; brother, Benton Kuck of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Mizpah United Methodist Church in Wakefield. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Hiawatha Cemetery.

June’s service will livestream at 10 a.m. at the following link

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Meadowlark Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.

To view June’s full obituary and to leave online condolences visit

The Sabetha Herald 9/15/2021


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