Richard R. Lauer, 91, of Whipple, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 27, 1922, a son of Albert J. Lauer and Anna M. Gerhold Lauer. Richard was employed at Remington Rand/Kardex for 44 years. He attended Marietta Baptist Temple and was a lifetime member of Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department.
On July 10, 1946, he married Goldie Martin who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 2012.
Richard is survived by two sons and two daughters, David (Carmen) Lauer, Wayne (Bobbie) Lauer, Donna (Donald) Whittekind and Linda Erb; grandchildren, Anthony (Dawn) Lauer, David (Amy) Lauer, Angela Harriman, Michael Durham, Becca (Brad) Garrison, Jennifer Morgenstern, Donnie Whittekind, Katrina (Phil) Thompson, Billie (Paul) Metz, Richard (Cindy) Erb, Nicole (Michael) Pfalzgraf, Noah (Selena) Erb, Nathanael (Jessica) Erb, Isaac (Rachael) Erb, Jessica (Mitchel) Dearth; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Lauer; and sister -in-law, Thelma Lauer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; granddaughter, Darla Lauer; son-in-law, William Erb; two brothers, Christian (Wanita) Lauer and Ralph (Sylvia) Lauer.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (April 15) at 1 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Don Teubert officiating. Burial will follow in Dalzell Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday after 2 p.m. with family present 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.Lankfordfh.com.