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Obituary-Gary M. Lauer

Gary M. Lauer age 58 of Dixon passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

He was born on April 17, 1966, in Mendota, IL the son of Elroy and Kathleen (Eiberger) Lauer. His greatest memory was growing up on a farm in rural Sublette.

Gary was an Assistant Supervisor at Allied Locke Industries where he worked for the past 37 years.

He married Lori Kant on March 17, 2001, in Dixon, IL.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, sister Jeanne Esgar, and brothers Robert Lauer and Jerome Lauer. He is survived by his wife Lori, 4 step-children Donald (Teri) Kant of Amboy, Tabatha (Kyle) Near of Lee Center, Barbara Kant of Dixon, Joshua (Kelsey) Kant of Amboy, 13 grandchildren Donovan, Tatum, Naomi, Carlo, Levi, Nadia, Taylor, Eric, Alex, Breanna, Amelia, Paisley, Adah Mae, and currently one great-granddaughter Cirenity. He had a very special bond with his granddaughter Nadia. Gary is also survived by 2 brothers Thomas (Kim) Lauer of Ashton, and Martin (Cathy) Lauer of Amboy, 5 sisters Susan (Kevin) Shaw of Estacada, OR, Linda Dimmig of Mendota, Lisa (Gary) Setchell of Ottawa, Cathy (Bruce) Bankes of Troy Gove, and Brenda (Dustin) Haynes of La Salle.

Visitation will be on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Funeral services will be on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 6:00 PM at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Cremation rites will follow. A memorial has been established Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy

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