It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Walter Lauer on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. Paul’s Hospital Saskatoon, at the age of 85. Ron was born on September 26, 1936 in Humboldt to Jacob and Evelyn (nee Schemenauer) Lauer. He received his education in Muenster. Ron was very athletic and was a goalie for the local hockey teams and was very involved with boxing. A true entrepreneur from a very young age, Ron and his brothers Gerald and Leander began manufacturing church pews. They went on to build the Skyline Motel in the west end of Humboldt where Ron was in charge of the gas pumps. Ron and his sister Elaine owned a service station in Moosomin for a year. He then returned to Humboldt and sold John Deere Equipment at the local dealership. He then worked for J.J. Sawatsky at Sawatsky and Lauer Implements Ltd located on Highway 5 East. Eventually, he started his own business called Lauer Implements and Sporting Goods Ltd., selling Versatile and New Holland equipment and sporting goods. On April 1, 1961 Ron married the love of his life Muriel Duke. They were blessed with four children Marla, Terri, Brad and Trudy. They were a busy family with the children being very active in sports and school activities. Ron and Muriel were supportive parents and highly involved with their children’s activities. Over the years Ron purchased farmland, sold his business, went into real estate and in 1984 became a full-fledged farmer. As their family started to expand with in-laws, grandchildren, and great grandchildren they were on the road visiting family and following their sports as much as they could. Ron’s love of the land was very strong and apparent throughout the summer season. He would regularly be out driving around to check his and other’s crops. He also loved gardening and shared his produce with many people. In Ron’s later years, he spent hours sitting in the sunroom admiring his yard and birds. His love for the outdoors brought him peace and contentment. He also loved fishing and hunting. Together Ron and Muriel were very active snowmobile racers and have provincial trophies that show their talent and love for the sport. Ron enjoyed socializing with his closest friends and for the past 25 years, thoroughly enjoyed daily 9 am coffee meetings. He also had a few hidden talents and loved to cook, especially his soup. The family all agree his soup was the best! Along with cooking he loved to find a good deal on groceries and seemed to frequent and find the best deal at No Frills, which was his favorite store. Ron was happiest when he was surrounded by loved ones, or out in the open fields of Saskatchewan. Family and farming gave him the greatest joy. Ron will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 60 years Muriel Lauer of Humboldt and four children, eight grandchildren, one great grandson and one great grand-daughter: Marla Lauer (Tim Galbreath) of Calgary, AB; Terri (Colin) Korte of Cochrane, AB and family Lindsay (Brad) McGrath, son Grayson and daughter Kinley, Alyssa (Brendan) Pruden, Lauren Korte (Odai Almoqadam) and Austin Korte (Cindy Perry), all of Calgary, AB; Brad (Daria) Lauer and daughters Camryn Lauer and Addison Lauer, all of Edmonton, AB; and Trudy (Alfredo) Bangloy of Regina and family A.J. Bangloy of Boston, MA, USA and Kiara Bangloy of Halifax, NS; sister Elaine (Ken) Neilson of Kamloops, BC; two sisters-in-law: Bernadette Lauer of Surrey, BC and Kris Lauer of Tsawwassen, BC; numerous nieces, nephews, members of the Duke family and by many good friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Evelyn Lauer; two brothers Leander Lauer and Gerald Lauer and one sister Irma Backman. The Funeral Service for Ron was held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home & Crematorium, Humboldt, led by Beverly Trach. Memorial donations in Ron’s memory my be directed to the Humboldt District Hospital Foundation.
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Humboldt District Hospital Foundation
Box 1740, Humboldt SK S0K 2A0