Robert "Bob" Carl Lauss

October 20, 1958February 10, 2021
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CREVE COEUR ~ Robert Carl “Bob” Lauss, 62, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

He was born October 20, 1958 in Pekin to Carl and Anna Rae (Zuckweiler) Lauss, Jr. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Rodney Lauss and one sister, Dessie Darnell.

Surviving are one son, Brendon Lauss of Creve Coeur; two brothers, Albert Boyer of Pekin and Louis Boyer of Sunnyland and one sister, Debbie (Ronnie) Lee of Creve Coeur.

Bob worked as a yard facilitator at Altorfer Cat in East Peoria for 14 years.

He enjoyed woodworking, working in his yard, hanging with his friends and working on his truck.

His funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Steve Weber will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.

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  • Carl Lauss, Jr., Father
  • Anna Rae Zuckweiler Lauss, Mother
  • Brendon Lauss, Son
  • Rodney Lauss, Brother
  • Dessie Darnell, Sister
  • Albert Boyer, Brother
  • Louis Boyer, Brother
  • Debbie and Ronnie Lee, Sister
  • Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Anna Rae; brother, Rodney and sister, Dessie.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021


Robert "Bob" Carl Lauss

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Janet and Kevin VanDyke

February 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bobby. He was truly one of the good guys. Kevin and I have so many good memories of Bob, from roller skating back in the dat and a lot of 4 wheeling, always had a great time. Bob was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off of his back if someone needed it. He will truly be missed.
Kevin & Janet VanDyke

Danny Riekena

February 17, 2021

I will never forget all the good time we had together, from sitting under the bridge in Pekin check out the " Ladies" as Bob called them....Lol or taking him with me to a 4 Wheel Jamboree in Indy one year and for those of you that were there now what happened and how much fun we had...… no matter what you were doing with Bob around it was always good times and laughter and he always would put a smile on your face.....and always there to lend a helping hand no matter what the work was...… he will be sadly missed by everyone...….RIP my friend

Chuck Flynn

February 16, 2021

God takes the good ones to soon. I'll never forget the times we worked on your 76 Chevrolet. Put a lift on it and you were so proud. It was so tall we didn't know if we could pull it out of Dan's garage. Had to put little tiny tires on it to get it out. Floated down the Mackinaw river,hung out at the river front. Awesome times I'll never forget. Love you cousin. Chuck Flynn.

Jill Carroll-Hankley

February 16, 2021

Hanging down by the river with friends. Fly high my friend!!!

Kathy Hobbs (Twitty)

February 13, 2021

He would always call me "tweeter" and then give me that great smile of his. You could always count on him to make you laugh. He was a great guy!
Stephanie and Brendon so sorry, Sending hugs and Prayers!!

Mike Morsch

February 13, 2021

Condolences from Aunt Ann and Uncle Ed and the entire Ed Morsch family. We’re so sorry for your loss.

Pfanz Family

February 13, 2021

Rest in peace Big Bob. Thank you for everything you did at the farm. We will always remember you and Doug helping Jack.

James Lohrenz

February 12, 2021

I worked with Bob at Altorfer and have known him for 14 years. He was always able to make me smile even on the bad days. He was always willing to help anyone and everyone. We loved to joke around and always seemed to have a great comeback. Bob touched so many with his kindness and will truly be missed by all. I will always remember the times at our store parties as Bob would be out dancing with the gals having a blast! I will miss giving him a pat on the back or a side hug as he punched in for work.
RIP good buddy.

C Kettering

February 12, 2021

Sorry for the loss of my niece and nephew’s Great Uncle Bob, haven’t seen him in years but it was for sure when u did you was gonna laugh til your belly hurt. Prayers to the whole family.

Debbie Lauss/Lee

February 11, 2021

To my little brorher growing up we we're always together. When we moved to oklahoma city you went with us. We always we're doing something. I miss you all ready I love you so much you grew up to be an amazing man and dad. Love Debbie And Ronnie