Laurence E. Mauler

Born May 29, 1919

Laurence E. Mauler of Greeley, formerly of La Salle died April 15, 2013 at Hospice of Northern Colorado. Laurence was born May 29, 1919 to Maurice and Lydia (Bergt) Mauler in Pleasanton, Nebraska. Laurence married Marilyn O. Throne on July 17, 1946 in Kearney, Nebraska.

Stationed in Fort Eustis, Virginia, Laurence served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He served in New Caledonia during WWII with the rank of Private First Class. Laurence played the bass Fiddle in a band while serving.

Laurence farmed on his father’s wheat farm until moving to Red Cloud, Nebraska. He and Marilyn moved to Platteville in 1960 and then to La Salle in 1962. Laurence worked as a grounds keeper for Colorado State Teachers College, now UNC, until his retirement.

Laurence was a gentle man who was proud of his home in La Salle. He loved spending time in his shop where he would invent and tinker to find ways to make daily tasks easier for himself. A trait he picked up from his father who had a patent on tractor tires. Laurence was very active well into his nineties. He enjoyed cross country skiing, cycling and his daily walks. His past times included organic gardening, reading and cooking. He also had a love for music, and could play the bass fiddle, guitar and trombone. Laurence was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Laurence is survived by his son, K.C. Mauler and wife Suzann of Greeley; daughter, Diane Milner and husband Dennis of Carrollton, Virginia; grandson, Tyrell Milner of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and eight siblings.

Graveside inurnment will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and/or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Hand Bells c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

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April 24, 2013

SO sorry about your loss. I always admired how active he was. Take care. Jerry L. Loeffler

Terry Larrick

April 23, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your father/father in law's passing. I know you both were extremely close to him from all the times that both of you spoke of him. It seems like such a cruel "catch 22" when the elderly have a serious break, such as a hip. It seems the measures doctors feel they need to take so there's hope the person can be somewhat mobile again often times creates complications that they can not survive. Hospice is wonderful in providing care that keeps them as comfortable as possible, I hope that was the case for him.

You are in my thoughts and my heart goes out to you for your loss. Even though it was expected, it is so difficult.

Take Care,
Terry Larrick

Arlene and Harry Wendt

April 22, 2013

Our God is with you giving you peace at this time of loss. Our love and prayers are with you as well. Please take care of yourselves. We know that is what your Dad would want. Love, Arlene, Harry, Rikki, Jim, John, Joel, Kristi, Tyler, Trinity, and Easton

John Miller

April 20, 2013


Sorry to hear about your dad. Susan and my prayers go out to you and your family.

John F. Miller, Jr.

April 20, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man and a thoughtful neighbor. I remember my son Charlie commenting to me when he was 3 years old (he's now 18), after your dad stopped by to visit on his way home from the mailbox, "That Mr. Mauler sure is a good guy!" We've had many conversations about the old tractor and the Checker station wagon-your dad could make anything run and I don't think I can look at an iris without it reminding me of your folks.

Bill, Annette, Charlie & Julia DeMoss
Fort Collins

Kathy and Dave Krueger

April 20, 2013

Our love and prayers. Big hugs to you dear KC. There is nothing like our dad. And he was very special and raised an amazing son. Gods peace as we proclaim the Easter promise. Your dad us home with Jesus. Much love. Kathy and Dave.

Doug Fix

April 20, 2013

Even though I had the privilege of knowing Laurence only as briefly as I did, he will be missed. I know it's so much worse for you and KC. I'm very glad KC had some time to be with him in his last days. I too will remember him on those cross country skiing days of so many years ago. He seemed so much more able than most men at that age. -Doug Fix

Bernie Lucero

April 20, 2013

My sympathies are with you at this difficult emotional time. Knowing how much Laurence meant to both of you, my heart is truly touched and sadden. My own mother departed this world two months ago, unfortunately I was unable to attend her final memorial service. So, the feeling of losing someone that meant so much because of their emotional connection is heart wrenching. Indeed my prays and thought are with you during these emotional times in your lives. God Bless you for your faithfulness and dedication to the Mauler family and KC. Bernie

Chuck Rehmer

April 19, 2013

I will always remember Lawrence as the ambitions busybody.... irrigating popcorn, building or welding whatever, and taking pride of ownership in his fine spread. I think of him often as I work on my spread trying to live up to that old fashioned pride of ownership and achievement.

Last weekend we planted 31 6-8 foot Austrian Pines and Blue spruce on our ridge in a joint effort with our neighbors. This weekend I was irrigating them with my custom designed system and I was thinking if I was doing it the same way Lawrence would have..... :-)

Please find a way to celebrate his life as it was indeed special. We will be at Lake of the Ozarks but will observe a moment of silence for Lawrence and his generation that have sacrificed so much for all of us..... :-)

I remind people all the time that the last time everyone in our country was in the middle, fighting together for the same cause was WWII.....if we could only harness that spirit again we could solve any problems we have!

My deepest sympathies....Chuck Rehmer

KC/Suzann Mauler

April 17, 2013