Shuda Funeral Chapel assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Lauer was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Racine, a son of the late Mathias and Josephine (Scholzen) Lauer. He graduated from Racine Washington Park High School.
He was married to Zonna Olsen Sept. 23, 1950. She preceded him in death after 59 years of marriage.
He served the National Guard.
He became a cabinet maker, a carpenter, and later owned his own construction company.
He lived in the Racine area all his life until recently moving to Minocqua to retire at the lake.
Survivors include three daughters, Holly Lauer, Plover, Melissa Lauer, Janesville, and Susan (David) Haake, Colfax; two grandchildren, Katherine (Patrick) Hayes and Robert Haake; and one great-granddaughter, Greta Hayes.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers.