Robert E. Lauer Sr.

January 29, 1934January 20, 2014
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Lauer, Robert E., Sr. passed away on January 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Cynthia (nee; Calvin) Lauer, brother Mike Lauer, daughter Ann Lauer and grandson Joseph Dalton; survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Barbara Lauer (nee: Friedman);dear sister Juanita Dauernheim and brother Chuck Lauer; loving children Sharon (Tom) Dalton, Susan (Joe) Putney, Linda (Paul III) Vandeven and Robert (Amy) Lauer, Jr; cherished grandchildren Tabatha Steib, Rhonda Sanford, Ashley Fields, Harley Huemann, Sarah White, Marie Stelling, Hannah Vandeven, Paul Vandeven IV, Zackery Lauer and Katie Lauer; and his loving great-grandchildren Jacob Lauer, Justin Lauer, Patty Sanford, Rodney Sanford, Reily White, Mason White, Anna White, Aiden Marshall and Elijah Stelling. Bob joined the Marine Corps in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1956 as a Sergeant. He retired from the St. Louis Police County Police Department as a Sergeant after 33 years of service.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 12-8 PM at Hoffmeister South County Chapel; 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis. Funeral Service on Monday, January 27th at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to BackStoppers; 10411 Clayton Rd, St Louis, MO 63131.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2014

Robert E. Lauer Sr.

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Fred & Lisa Crawford

January 30, 2014

Bob was an excellent police officer and sergeant who guided the careers of many young officers. He was a good friend and someone who always had your back! You will be missed...

Angela Lincoln Zacher

January 29, 2014

R.I.P. Grandpa Lauer you were a big part of my childhood and you will be missed. Love always, Angie

Ted Schmitt

January 29, 2014

Bob was a close friend with my Parents from Bill and Oscar's Tavern,..May he rest in Peace,..a great Guy,..and good friend,..

January 26, 2014

Bob & Amy--So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Jim & Carol Hedgecoth (Craig's parents)

John Kaufman

January 26, 2014

To BBQ Bob
From Diane and John Kaufman
It was a joy and honor to work with you all those years as well as socialize when we saw you out anywhere. It was also great getting to see and talk with you every day on the schoolbus at Oakville. RIP my friend.

Bob Lee Kuehner

January 25, 2014

There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.

Gene Westermeyer

January 24, 2014

Barb,My sincere condolences to you and your family,my prayers are with you. May Bob rest in peace, standing beside the Lord.

Al Knappmiller

January 24, 2014

Bob was a great person, a good citizen, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.He also served the Elks faithfully through many years.My prayers to you Barb and your family. May he never be forgotten.

January 24, 2014

A good man and a great cop. May he rest in peace, and may God comfort his family.

Pete Sahm, COPD-Ret.

Frank Maloy

January 24, 2014

Cousin Bob will always be remembered as one of the good guys. Always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed by all but we know he will be watching over us from on high.