• 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


Leo Raymond Hammes

Leo Raymond Hammes, 83, of Seneca, Kansas, passed away on February 11th, 2024, at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca.

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Helen E. Rottinghaus Lierz

Helen E. Lierz, 92, formerly of Seneca, passed away peacefully at LaVerna Village Nursing Care in Savannah, MO on December 30, 2023.

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Anthony “Joe” Gudenkauf

Anthony J. “Joe” Gudenkauf, 87, of Seneca, Kansas died on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. 

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Mary B. Haverkamp

Mary Bertha (Koezler) Haverkamp died on December 29, 2023, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca.

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Eleanor (Gertie) Hammes Connell

Eleanor G. Hammes Connell, died on December 9, 2023, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. 

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Philip “Toby” Tangeman

Philip “Toby” J. Tangeman, 68, of Centralia, Kansas lost his battle against cancer on Monday, November 20, 2023 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.