Vernon Herbert Lauer, 80, of Bedford, died on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Oakwood Health and Rehab in Bedford. He was born in Eldorado, IA on August 2, 1942 to the late Oliver Herman William Lauer and Avis Buchtella. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Linnea Janis Morton Lauer and Leo Buchtella and Joseph Miller.
He is survived by his children, Andrea Miller, Paul Lauer (Marsha), and Jennifer Lauer (Sandy); grandchildren, Adam Lauer (Emilee) and Ben Miller; great-grandchildren, Tillie Mae Lauer and Baby Lauer and siblings, Jerry Lauer (Judy) and Lynette Mork (Dale).
Vern loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Another passion of Vern’s was hunting arrowheads and flint knapping them. He loved traveling to knapping events all over the US. In later years, he loved being known as Santa.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, January 27, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.