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Francis Earl Lauer

August 21, 1926 — December 13, 2016

FRANCIS EARL LAUER, 90, Frankfort, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Frankfort Community Care Home. Public graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Frankfort. Father Daniel Schmitz officiated. Military Honors were provided by Leo McMinimy Post 181, Frankfort, Kansas. Earl was born August 21, 1926, on a farm near Fostoria, Kansas, to Albert V. and Josephine (Reyer) Lauer. He attended schools in Olsburg, Marysville, Sabetha, and was a 1944 Frankfort High School graduate. Earl enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 years. He served from 1944-46 in the South Pacific on the LSM 377. He served as Frankfort City Marshall and worked with his Dad at Lauer Electric. Later he was self-employed with his wife, Margaret, at Lauer Electric where he was proud to sell Zenith and Maytag appliances. He finished his working career as a Rural Mail Carrier out of the Frankfort Post Office. On February 3, 1951, he married the love of his life, Margaret Ann Samuelson. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and oldest sister, Wilma Cook, Topeka. Survivors include his children, Janice Ann (Mark) Johnson, Vermillion, Kansas, James Earl (Mary Jane) Lauer, Eudora, and Joseph Albert (Paula) Lauer, Frankfort, 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alberta Violand, Frankfort, Dorothy (Don) Flood, Topeka, and Patty (Richard) Ruetti, Frankfort; brother-in-law Marvin (Rubye) Samuelson, Rogers, AR; many nieces and nephews. Earl was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He enjoyed teaching Hunter Safety, coaching his son's baseball teams, KU Jayhawks, New York Yankees, KC Royals and KC Chiefs, golf, crossword puzzles and Keno. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be designated to Frankfort Community Care Home. Contributions may be sent in care of the Padden Funeral Chapel, Frankfort. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Francis Earl Lauer, please visit our flower store.


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