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Laurence "Sliv" L. Lauer

April 7, 1925 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Laurence "Sliv" Lauer Obituary

Laurence L. (Sliv) Lauer passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 98 years of age.  He was born on April 7, 1925 in Van Buren, Ohio to the late Vernon and Cora (Roult) Lauer.

Sliv graduated from Van Buren High School in 1943 where he played football and basketball.  He joined the Marine Corps in August of 1943 and served in WWII in the Pacific Arena.  He was wounded in Iwo Jima and received the Purple Heart.  He worked as a mechanic for Duffield Motor Company, Willard Motor Company and retired from Treadway Motor Company.  

He enjoyed being outdoors, especially golfing with friends until he was 96 years old, and taking walks.  He had a special bond with many of his neighbors.  He enjoyed watching The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions. Sliv was also a longtime member of College First Church of God where he enjoyed ushering.

He is survived by his son, Jim (Paula) Lauer of Findlay; a daughter Linda (Jon) Granville of Monroe, OH; three grandchildren: Nate (Jill) Lauer, Wes (Rachel) Granville and Andrea (Devin) Hill; and four great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Kay (Gary) Brondes of Findlay and step-grandchildren, Barbara Mueller Spitnale, Bill Mueller, Carrie Oram and several step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha (Pease), who died in 1981 and his second wife, Genivieve (Genny) Sayer, who died in 2012; brothers Paul, Robert, Cloise, and Wayne; his sister Armina Tedrow; and his step-son, Howard Sites.

His family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Bridge Hospice and the staff and residents at Primrose Retirement Community. He gave generously to St. Jude, The American Cancer Society, DAV and the American Legion where he was a member for over 50 years.

Visitation for Sliv will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Ave., Findlay, OH.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 1:00 PM, also at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, OH.  Memorial contributions may be shared with St. Jude Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association of America, Disabled American Veterans, or the Ralph D. Cole Post No. 3 American Legion.  Online condolences may be shared with Sliv's family at 

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January 18, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

1:00 PM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840


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