Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Hill of Zion Cemetery, rural Orient with full military graveside rites by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357. A luncheon will be held at the Orient United Methodist Church following the graveside service. Father James Ahenkora will officiate the service.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: May be directed to the Roger Lauer memorial fund to be established by the family.
Roger William Lauer was born September 7, 1963 to Homer and Martha (Ward) Lauer in Creston, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at his home near Orient, Iowa, at the age of 55.
Roger grew up on the farm with his loving family south of Zion. He graduated from Orient-Macksburg High School in 1982. He joined the Air Force upon graduation. He graduated with honors from Lowry Air Force Base in Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist; completed five skill levels in Armament Systems with honors; and completed noncommissioned Officer Preparatory course. Upon discharge from the Air Force, he completed technical training from the Universal Technical Institute. Roger worked as a heating and cooling technician for Boyd’s Appliance in Creston, Neighbors Heating and Cooling in Ames and Farley’s in Creston. During his off hours, he farmed with his brother, Ron.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brother, Ron Lauer and wife Dee; two sisters, Kim Maeder and husband Burt and Carrie Powell and husband Jon; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Lane (Jason) – Jackson, Anna, & Thomas, Sarah Wilson (Brad) – Bailey & Mason, Joseph Maeder (Amy) – Alivia, Charles, & Calvin, Jessica Roberts (Dillon) – Kayla & Colton, Pamela Kaufman (Josh) – Gabe, Leah, Elsie, & Nora, Roger Powell (Meghan), Rebecca Carrell (Keith), Kristin Rote (Michael) and Luke Powell; other relatives and friends. He will be missed by all.