Melvin Neal Lauer

December 22, 2015

Melvin Neal Lauer 65, Frankfort, IN, died at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.  Born March 21, 1950 in Bowling Green, MO to the late Milton Paul & Betty (Bowen) Lauer.  He married Vicki Dawn Ruse on October 21, 1972 in Frankfort and she survives. Melvin attended Clinton Prairie Schools, received his GED in 1998 and was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  He worked in maintenance for Exide Battery for 23 ½ years and Sun Chemical for 4 ½ years.  Melvin was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

No visitation or services are planned. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery at a later date.

Survived by:

Wife: Vicki Lauer of Frankfort, Son: Melvin Neal (Tamera) Lauer II of Frankfort, Daughter: Heather Dawn (Nicole) Lauer of Frankfort, Sister: Virginia Bonstaff of Houston, TX, Brother: Milton Paul (Laura) Lauer of Paris, TN and 6 Grandchildren.


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6 Condolences for “Melvin Neal Lauer”

  1. Lora & Bill Layton December 23, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    My sympathies to all the Lauer Family; esp. Neal & Tamera.

  2. Harvey & Phyllis Ruse December 24, 2015 at 12:33 am

    May you be comforted in this time of your grief. He worked hard and played hard but loved gently. Will be greatly missed.

  3. Dan and Karen Held December 24, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Vicki,Neal,& Heather, Our heart felt sorrow for your loss of Melvin. Our prayers are for you during this difficult time. Let your memories honor your husband and father. give you comfort. To your children Neal, laugh with them as you tell them all the funny stories about you and your dad had together, and with your mom and sister. Stories are but Memories to be shared.

  4. Clara December 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    My sympathies to the family of Mr. Lauer. Death is a part of our lives yet once it arrives at our door most are not ready to open to it. This is not by accident. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says God has put eternity in our hearts so death is often unwelcome. As you reflect on Mr. Lauer and your own life in the days ahead remember the words of 1Peter 5:7. May these thoughts bring you comfort as they have brought my family and I comfort during times like these.

  5. marsha December 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Lauer Family I want to express my sincere condolences on your loss. At times like these the scriptures are a great source of comfort, especially the promises found at Acts 24:15 along with Ps 37:29. May God continue to be with your family.

  6. Querry Family December 27, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Our Condolences to the Lauer family, we know Melvin was a lucky man to have been so loved! May you find peace and comfort in these coming days.

    Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
    I’m following the path God has laid you see.
    I took His hand when I heard Him call.
    I turned my back and left it all. 

    I could not stay another day,
    To laugh, to love, to work or play.
    Tasks left undone must stay that way.
    I found that peace at the close of the day.

    If my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joys.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
    Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

    Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
    My life’s been full, I savored much,
    Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
    Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
    God wanted me now; He set me free!

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