• Serving All Faiths Since 1901

  • Meeting your wishes
    and family's traditions.

We understand every funeral is different because every person is unique
and each family situation is different.

  • Recent Obituaries


Albert F. Olberding Sr.

Albert F. Olberding, Sr., 67, of Rt. 1, Seneca, died shortly after arrival at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital on Monday, December 8, 1980.

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Mary Ann Olberding

Mary Ann Olberding, infant daughter of Albert F. and Elizabeth Olberding, Jr, Seneca, passed away during the evening of September 27, 1973.

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Albert F. Olberding

Albert F. Olberding Jr., 80, passed away on July 7, 2024, at Life Care Center of Seneca nursing home in Seneca, Kansas surrounded by his family.

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Silvia Hecht

Silvia K. Hecht, 96, of Seneca, Kansas, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, July 1, 2024 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca.

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Eleanor M. Mergenmeier Rusche

  Eleanor Marie (Mergenmeier) Rusche, 94, of Seneca passed away on the birthday of her mother June 23, 2024, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital. 

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Melvin Earl “Sonny” Bourne Jr

Melvin Earl “Sonny” Bourne Jr., 85, passed away peacefully on, June 7, 2024 at Eastridge nursing home in Centralia. 

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  • Lauer Funeral Home

    Lauer Funeral Home is family-owned and operated, serving all faiths in northeast Kansas since 1901. Our mission and dedication is to create a service that is both individual and meaningful for the families we serve. Be certain that in your time of deepest need you can rely on our continued dedication to tradition, respect and understanding. We recognize that funeral service is a calling with great responsibilities, demanding the highest professional standards. This trust and confidence makes us both proud and humble.

  • Plan Ahead


No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. However, planning ahead just makes sense. Preplanning is truly one of the most thoughtful and loving things you can do for your family.

When a death occurs, there are many decisions that must be made at that time. By preplanning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important arrangements during a period of great stress and grief, a time when people are not thinking very clearly and may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known.