• 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

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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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James Edmond Johnson

James Edmond Johnson, 60, of Seneca, died unexpectedly on June 3, 2024, at his apartment in Seneca.

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Lawrence Joseph Stallbaumer

Lawrence Joseph (Larry Joe) Stallbaumer, 79, of Corning passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at the Gardens at Aldersgate in Topeka, Kansas.

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Carol Ann Stallbaumer Keegan

Carol Ann (Stallbaumer) Keegan, 77, of Seneca, died on June 5, 2024, at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital surrounded by family.

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Dr. Charles B. Hermesch, (Colonel, USAF, Retired)

Dr. Charles B. Hermesch (Chuck) of San Antonio, Texas, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, dentist, dental colleague, mentor to dental students, and cherished friend to many, departed this life o

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Gerald Allan Harkness

Gerald Allan Harkness, affectionately known as Jerry, passed away peacefully on June 4th, 2024, at his home in Hiawatha, Kansas, surrounded by his devoted caregivers Lisa, Tina, and his loving family.

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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.

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  • Plan Ahead

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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.