Nancy Ann Lauer, 64, of Blue Rapids, Kansas, formerly of Westmoreland, Kansas, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at Community Memorial Heath Care in Marysville. She was a life-long resident of the area
Nancy was born April 3, 1948, in Westmoreland, the daughter of Arthur and Blanche Erichsen Luthi. She attended local schools and graduated from Westmoreland Rural High School in 1966. She lived in Westmoreland until moving to Blue Rapids six years ago.
Nancy worked for almost thirty years as a custodian for the USD #323 in Westmoreland. She also worked for the Kansas State University Foundation and as manager of Coach House Gifts Hallmark Store in Manhattan. In later years, she worked at Blue River Sand and Gravel in Blue Rapids. Prior to moving to Blue Rapids Nancy was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Flush and the Church Altar Society. While living in Blue Rapids she attend St. Monica-St Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Nancy married John Joseph Lauer on October 22, 1966, in Flush, Kansas. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2012.
She is survived by her daughter, Theresa “Cissy” Figge and her husband, Craig, Holton; her sons, Rob Lauer and his wife, Allyson and Jake Lauer and his wife, Jody, all of Marysville; her sister, Connie Phipps, Westmoreland; her grandchildren, Daniel Figge, Katherine Lauer, Kyle Figge, Grace Lauer, John “Jack” Lauer, Luke Lauer and Andrew Lauer. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Virginia 'Ginny' Fox-Gordon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 21, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Flush, Kansas. Father Pat Sullivan and Father Jim Shaughnessy will be the Celebrants. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Lauer will lie-in-state starting at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego, where the family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A rosary prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. They suggest memorial contributions to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.