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Raymond M. Lauerman
Raymond Marshall Lauerman, 82, of Shorewood, formerly of Marinette, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
Born Dec. 21, 1935, in Waterloo, Ia., he grew up in Marinette and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and earned a Master's Degree in Administrative Leadership from UW-Milwaukee. He married Jane Reuter on June 23, 1962 in Shorewood, where they made their home and raised three daughters.
He worked at AC Sparkplug and then MATC for 27 years. His strong faith helped him through many health issues in the last 18 years, which he handled with strength and grace.
A kind, gentle, fun-loving soul, he enjoyed playing poker, bridge or gin rummy, having a beer (or two) with a friend and led the annual neighborhood 4th of July parade dressed in his hard hat and "Mister Nibs' Neighborhood" t-shirt while directing traffic with his whistle. He was quick with a one-liner, always had a smile and was an avid Bear and Cub fan.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane; three daughters, Debbie (Andy) Lee, Cindy (Mike) Fernandez and Wendy (Bill) Pieseski and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond M. and Neva (Lange) Lauerman; a brother, James Lauerman and three brothers-in-law, Maurice Reuter, James Reuter and Thomas Reuter.
Visitation was held at Feerick Funeral Home in Shorewood on Sunday, Jan. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Robert Catholic Church in Shorewood on Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. Donations can be made to the Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, to a charity of one's choice or visit someone in a nursing home.