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Richard Lee Lauer

Richard Lee Lauer

Richard Lee Lauer, age 74, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in his home. He was born on September 19, 1946 in Adrian County Hospital and grew up in Montgomery City. MO. Richard was the son of Edmund and Vera (Willis) Lauer. He married Sharon R. Frericks on October 18, 1969 in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She survives.

Richard was a 1965 graduate of Montgomery County R2 High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army from 1965 until 1967. After being discharged from the Army, Richard worked for Moorman Manufacturing as a production worker in the Mineral Department for 42 years until his retirement in 2011.

Richard was a member of the Church of St. Peter and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed volunteering twice a week with the Ladies of Charity, helping with church lawn maintenance, and serving on the Funeral Dinner Committee. Richard was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, St. Louis Blues fan and was always known for his manicured yard and immaculately clean car.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his three children, Karen Koenig (Dana) of Springfield, IL, Christine Lauer of Quincy and Jill Lauer of St. Louis, MO; his grandson, Nicholas Koenig of Springfield, IL; one brother, Jim (Arlene) Lauer of Bourbonnis, IL; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Roper of Cedar Lake, IN, Gerri Bunch of Springfield, IL and Rita Frericks of Liberty, IL. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bob, Henry and John Lauer; a sister, Judy Greer (Jim); a brother-in-law, Paul Frericks and his mother and father-in-law, Matt and Rosemary Frericks.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Church of St. Peter, The Ladies of Charity or the Knights of Columbus TV Mass for Shut-ins.

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From:
Brianna
Comments:
Sharon, I’m so sorry to read of Richard’s passing. The two of you were wonderful to get to know and help. Many prayers for you and your family.
From:
BETTY &ED MCGINN
quincy, IL
Comments:
SHARON SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY RICHARD REST IN PEACE IN HEAVEN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
From:
Jim and Angie Loos
Liberty, IL
Comments:
We are sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He was always friendly and fun to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today as you send him to heaven.
From:
Dale and Jennifer Hilgenbrinck
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sharon... So sorry to hear about Richard. We have been out of town Camping at a remote area where we could not get Internet. Just got home today and learned of Richard's passing. You are in our prayers... may he Rest in the Peace of the Lord.
From:
Gale Hill
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Classmate, teammate and friend, Rest In Peace. God Bless you and your family, Sharon.
From:
Steve & Sue Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Sharon, Karen & family,
Please accept our condolences on Richard's passing. Didn't learn about it until last night. He was always a great and friendly guy and always called me "Coach". He always had a smile on his face and never seemed to let anything get him down. Our loss is Heaven's gain. I know that you will be reunited with him again, but now his suffering is over and he is in the arms of God. May God comfort you.

Steve Hull