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Jeanette Lauer

March 5, 1931 — July 5, 2020

Jeanette (Griffith) Lauer, 89, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on July 5th, 2020.

She was born to David Lloyd and Florence (Glass) Griffith on March 5th, 1931 on a farm south of Cozad, she attended country school, and graduated from Cozad High School. Jeanette met her loving husband Robert Lauer while cruising around one Halloween night. Though both were dating others at the time, when he returned from the service, they reconnected and were married on September 16, 1951, and enjoyed 68 years of marriage, where several of those years were spent on the square dance floor.

As a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeanette enjoyed quilting, Bible study, and circle. She had a strong faith, and it showed in how she lived her life and treated others. Jeanette was known as a fantastic cook and  baker, winning several baking contests. It was nothing for her to bake 6-7 different pies at the holidays, as each one of her children had a favorite. Jeanette loved her family and extended family always making them feel at home which is why many of her nieces and nephews always seemed to end up at her house for cards, and lots of laughs. Though Jeanette's last couple of years were marked with health issues, she never complained, and would always make as many of her grandchildren's school and sporting events as possible, and never passed on an opportunity to cheer on the Husker volleyball and football teams.

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Gothenburg NE, two sons Steve (Karen) Lauer of Brule, NE, Dan (Teresa) Lauer of Norton KS, three daughters, Sherri (Garon) Stewart of Ogallala, NE, Terri (Brian) Commins of Ogallala, NE, Angie (Steve) Mueting of Aurora CO. Grandchildren, Jessie Lauer of Brule, NE, Joy (Dustin) Mitchell of Sutherland NE, Sean (Peggy) Lauer of Marshalltown,  IA, Brock (Kourtney) Lauer of Ayr NE, Baylee Stewart of Kearney, Payton Stewart of Ogallala, NE, Brittney Commins of Freemont NE, Rylan (Samatha) Commins, San Diego,CA, Chelsey (Tyler) Talbott of Imperial, NE, Kylee Commins of Ogallala, NE, Jayme Commins of Gunnison CO, Jaedy Commins of Ogallala, and five great grandchildren, sister Irene Oliver of Cozad, NE, sister in law Diane Griffith of Reno NE, brother in laws Gale Mangis of Salisbury NC,  Roland (Norma) Lauer of Gothenburg, NE, Willard (Audrey) Lauer of Wichita KS, and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Lavern Griffith, David Griffith, sister Dorothy Mangis, sister in law Irene (Ray) Janssen, brother in laws Tom Oliver, Melvin (Delila) Lauer, grandson Scott Lauer.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 9, 2020, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Burial will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM Friday, July 10, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Trinity Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, or donors choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 9, 2020

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel

620 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Memorial Service

Friday, July 10, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

2002 27th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138

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Fort McPherson National Cemetery

South St, Maxwell, NE 69151

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