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Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

Kenneth Robert Lauter

June 28, 1944January 4, 2020
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Kenneth R. Lauter, age 75, of Pensacola, FL passed away January 4, 2020. Ken was born June 8, 1944 in Milford, CT to Ann Marie and Bill Lauter. Ken married JoAnn Williams on April 6, 1968 in Pensacola, FL. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War from October 1966 to October 1970. He retired from Tires Plus in 2011 as the assistant manager. Ken is survived by his wife, JoAnne; a son, Kenneth Scott Lauter of Pensacola, FL; and daughter, Jennifer Lauter. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Brooke Lauter, Bryce Lauter, and Taylor Reed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. An interment will be held at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • JoAnn Lauter, Wife
  • Kenneth Scott Lauter, Son
  • Jennifer Lauter, Daughter
  • Brooke Lauter, Grandchild
  • Bryce Lauter, Grandchild
  • Taylor Reed, Grandchild
  • Ken is survived by his wife, JoAnne; a son, Kenneth Scott Lauter of Pensacola, FL; and daughter, Jennifer Lauter. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Brooke Lauter, Bryce Lauter, and Taylor Reed.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Lauter Family

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Kenneth Robert Lauter

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Bill Caliendo

January 25, 2020

Ken, I am so sad you are no longer with us here on Earth. As I said when we reconnected on FaceBook I have considered you one of the few best friends I have ever had.
Brought together through music we shared so much time together making music for others. I remember the “ Belvederes” which evolved into “The Mark Four”. We were so young and loved what we were doing. You were always the creative core and musical leader of our group. So when you left for the Air Force I tried to keep “The Mark Four together for a year, but it finally faded.
I know Joey and your whole family are experiencing the most terrible loss. I hope they accept my deepest condolences.
In my sadness I still have happiness and thanks for having you in my life. I will never forget you, a great friend.
Ken, love, peace and music
Your friend Billy

RALPH LAUTER

January 8, 2020

A Tribute To My Brother

I was younger
You were older
Not many did know
You helped me grow
We did things that were fun
A job a father should have done
So a part of me is because of you
Rest in peace my brother and thank you too


Your brother, Ralph

SHEILA MANIS

January 7, 2020

WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THE MEMORIES OF THE GREAT DINNERS I HAD WITH THE LAUTER'S ESPECIALLY WITH KEN MANNING THE GRILL. GREAT FOOD, GREAT FRIENDSHIP, AWESOME TIMES. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. I KNOW HE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED BUT WILL LIVE ON IN THEIR HEARTS FOREVER. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND AND WAS ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP ME WHEN I NEEDED HIM. REST IN PEACE SWEETNESS.

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