Leon C. Lauer
September 16, 1928 - December 29, 2019
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Saturday 1/4, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Saturday 1/4, 1:30 pm

Leon C. Lauer, age 91, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, 21 years to the day after his wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Lauer, passed away. Leon was born on September 16, 1928, son of the late John and Magdalen (Kettner) Lauer. On April 21, 1951, he was united in marriage at St. Mary…

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Lyle and Sandy Forsgren left a message on January 8, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Lee's passing. He was quite an ambassador for polka music and we enjoyed knowing him. He will be missed at the polka dances for sure. He always had a smile and kind words.
Sue Bodway Kosiorek left a message on January 8, 2020:
Lauer family so sorry for your loss. Grew up in the neighborhood. Our son became good friends with grandsons. Thoughts and prayer go out to you all.
Ardelle Gottschalk left a message on January 8, 2020:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Did not know him well but know he was loved by many. I'm sure everyone has their special memories of him.
Steve Meisner left a message on January 8, 2020:
Deepest sympathies to the Lauer Family. Lee was one of a kind and a generous soul. I will miss him but will think of him every time I use my mic stand drink holder that he made for me. God bless.
Mary (Klein) Fochs left a message on January 1, 2020:
Sorry to hear the loss of your father. My husband Dave and I just recently saw him at church and talked with him. Every time I would see him or walk by the house, it brought back memories of how much he meant to my parents. Leon and his wife Betty were close friends of my parents Paul and Laura Klein. I am sure that they are welcoming him into heaven. Again, so sorry for your loss.
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Keith Baisden left a message on January 1, 2020:
Dear Gerry and the rest of the Lauer clan, My siblings and I and our families extend our condolences and sympathies at this time of Lee's passing. He was an important friend and person in our Mom's life. I was just looking at his numerous hand made Christmas presents that he gave to all of us; paper towel holder, toaster tongs and a refrigerator magnet. I enjoyed meeting Mom and Lee at the Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls during Oktoberfest for polka dancing and singing songs. Godspeed Lee. Thank for being my Mom's friend and dance partner.
Deacon Don Schultz left a message on December 31, 2019:
The parish community of St. Mary and St. John the Baptist extends our heartfelt sympathy to Leon’s family. May you feel the love of God through the prayers, thoughts, and love from the hearts of those who care and share in your time of sorrow. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
JS left a message on December 31, 2019:
Steve, So sorry for your loss! We will miss chatting with Leon at our annual rummage sale.....
Linda Rice left a message on December 31, 2019:
My condolences to the entire family.
MB left a message on December 31, 2019:
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Lauer family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Leon be foremost in your hearts and mind along with this wonderful promise that our creator made to us at Revelation 21 v 4 and the marvelous guarantee in verse 5. Again, my sincere condolences.
Roger Walburn left a message on December 30, 2019:
Paul, So sorry for your loss. It's hard to believe he is gone as he called me a few days before Christmas and said he was really feeling good. He was a very good man and a very special friend of mine all the years we lived in WI. Now That we live in MT. we still communicated several times. I will miss all the fun times we had connected with music.
Arl (Brooks) Carlson left a message on December 30, 2019:
So sorry to read of Leon's passing. He was an avid reading of my Fox Valley Polka Review and a great supporter of polka music. I always got a hug from him whenever I returned to Wisconsin (from Iowa) He will certainly be missed at the local dances. I was at Betty's funeral 21 years ago. I remember that she was dressed in pink, and had glistening ornaments hanging above her casket. So beautiful. Leon and Betty were fantastic dancers. He will be missed.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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