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Dorothea L. Lauer, 88, of Bloomington,
formerly of Lincoln, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at 9 p.m. at Martin
Health Center, Westminster Village, Bloomington.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
with the Rev. Richard Reinwald officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Lauer was a retired teacher. She had taught
at Blue Grass School and was a substitute teacher in
She was born April 29, 1919, in Lincoln to Harve
and Sarah Fisher Harness. She married Carl G. Lauer
on Feb. 8, 1942, in Lincoln. He preceded her in
death Jan. 13, 2001.
She is survived by two sons, Carl A. Lauer of
Bloomington and Dean H. (and Sharon) Lauer of
Valparaiso, Ind., and two grandsons, Dan (and
Natasha) Lauer of Chicago and Ryan Lauer of Gilbert,
She was the last of her immediate family.
She was a member of St. John United Church of
Christ in Lincoln, where she was elected as the
first deaconess, taught Sunday school, served on the
church council and was a member of the Charity
She received an associate degree from Illinois State
She will be remembered as a devoted mother and
grandmother, as well as a faithful and caring
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church
of Christ or Westminster Village Foundation.
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