OBITUARY

Herman Edward Lauhoff

August 8, 1933January 21, 2015

Herman Edward Lauhoff age 81 died of complications of Parkinson’s on January 20, 2015 in Houston, TX. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol; his son Kurt and daughter Jill Ellis and husband Brian, grandchildren Corbin and Colby, his sisters Rita Davis, Barbara Vornkahl and husband Hank, brother Tony and wife Sandra, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne. He graduated from Jeff Davis High School and attended University of Houston. He was a former Texas State Representative, President of the Washington Cemetery Association, Ombudsman for nursing homes and a Houston Area Realtor. He was deeply involved in politics and neighborhood preservation. A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, at 3:00PM at Washington Cemetery. The family would like to thank The Cottage and Memorial Herman Hospice for their excellent care. Please, no flowers. Donations can be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Services

  • Graveside Saturday, January 24, 2015
REMEMBERING

Herman Edward Lauhoff

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February 13, 2015

Dear Carol,
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy for you and your family. I just learned of you loss this morning from another classmate.
Blessings,
Wanda Shoemaker Stewart
Davis Class of '52

Edna McGee

January 26, 2015

Mr. Herman will forever be in my heart, its been six days since I spent his final hours with him. Im very blessed an honored to have crossed your path.., to see your health decline has been a very hard pill to swallow. With Gods grace he carried you through to the very end without any suffering. The joy of having pictures and memories of you throughout the years makes times like this easy to carry on. To Ms. Carol you have my deepest condolences, this isn't a sad time we should continue to celebrate his home going an all the memories and dedication he's shared throughout the community and the state of Texas. Love you guys.. GOD BLESS

Paul (Paulollie) Brown

January 25, 2015

Carol, sorry about your loss.Herman was a great neighbor and friend to our family for many years in Sheraton Oaks.

January 25, 2015

Carol, I am deeply sorry for the lost of your husband, Herman. I graduated with Herman from St. Thomas High in 1952. Herman latter became a leader in Texas Politics and many Charities. You can be very proud of the life he lead and what he achieved. God does not forget his people and you can rest assure he has been Blessed with his Eternal Reward. Sam Raia

Laura Dugey Steanson

January 24, 2015

So so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and nice neighbor. You all were, so sorry time & life takes us away from our dear friends from our youth. Praying for comfort for you all, Jill, Kurt & Mrs. Lauhoff. He will be missed.

Gloria Bachemin

January 24, 2015

I know what it is like to lose your soul mate and best friend I always think so all the fun things we did together, this has made it easier to carry on. My prayers are with you.

David Blomstrom

January 23, 2015

The Lauhoff family were my friends from my early years in the '50s, Tony being my age and working with me on several HS jobs. Herman was 3 years older so always the Big Brother. Not mentioned in the obit but I remember--his boxing days in the '50s...Saw several matches at he Washington Ave arena with Tony.. I admired Herman's civic achievements and was proud to know a "Northside Boy" who had done good. Really regret I had not seen Herman in many years. And even for Tony, the last visit was an Oilers Game in the Astrodome. Hoping I might reconnect one more time with Tony thru this sad event. Prayers and hugs to all the family and loved ones.

Kathy Hitt Green

January 23, 2015

Herman was a major influence in my life. His love for his family, the State of Texas, work ethics, neighborhood preservation and to be someone that could make a difference will stay with me forever. As a mentor, advisor and mostly friend to me and my family, his passing leaves a large void. There's a special place in heaven for Herman. I'm sure he will hand me a book to read the next time I see him.

Kathy Fechik

January 23, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. Herman was always so kind and good to me. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Lauhoff Fechik and Buck

Bill Blythe

January 23, 2015

My deepest sympathy goes out to Herman's family. He served his community and the State of Texas with great distinction. I treasure the memories of working with Herman and Carol during our campaigns and our tenure in the Texas House of Representatives.