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Duane Lauer


Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 10:08 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 11:31 a.m. CDT

Dale “Duane” Lauer, 75, of Macksburg died April 6, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. The Rev. Orval Terry will officiate. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery with military honors conducted by Theodore J. Martens V.F.W. Post 1797. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Alcoholics Anonymous (through the White House in Des Moines). Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com

Dale Duane Lauer was born April 15, 1938, in Madison County.

Duane graduated from Zion High School in 1957.

Duane served during the Korean War and later as part of the National Guard.

Duane served on Macksburg City Council.

Duane was a lifetime resident of Macksburg and a farmer. Duane worked at Purolator and as a truck driver. Later, he worked as a motorcycle safety instructor and as a driver for Southern Iowa Trolley.

Over the years, Duane also served as a treatment counselor for Alcoholics Anonymous. Duane helped establish the former AA treatment center in Zion.

On May 29, 2009, Duane married to Joyce Carpenter. They resided near Macksburg.

Duane is survived by his wife Joyce (Carpenter) Lauer of Macksburg and her family; children, Paul Lauer of Macksburg, Kim (husband Phil) Clark of Laveen, Ariz., Guy Lauer of Shakopee, Minn., Melanie (husband Seth) Wendell of Earlham and Erin (husband Troy) Gwinner of Winterset; six grandchildren; sister Jill (husband Rick) Carlton of Vero Beach, Fla.; brothers, Jack (wife Olivia) Lauer of Millersport, Ohio, and Jay (Carolyn) Lauer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one niece, three nephews, one aunt and several cousins.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Eleanor (Bowen) Lauer and son Mark Lauer.

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