James “Jim” Charles Lauer, 74, of Fremont, OH passed away at his home on Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born February 8, 1944 in Fremont, the son of Joseph G. and Helen (Reineck) Lauer. He was a 1962 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman from October 10, 1962 until October 7, 1966 and received the National Defense Service Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.
Jim worked as an installer at Spieldenner Floor Covering from 1966 until 1999. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Fremont Elks, K of C and American Legion. Jim enjoyed fishing, gardening and playing cards. He was a member of SJCC Booster Club working many events. He was an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavs fan. The best times of Jim’s life were spending his winters in Fort Myers Beach, FL with his buddy, Larry. He also enjoyed spending time on Lake Erie at Put-In-Bay and fishing on the Friendship IV.
Jim is survived by his siblings, JoAnne (Patrick) Colgate, Naples, FL, Judi Hughes, Olmsted Twp., OH and John (Alison) Lauer, Fremont; nieces and nephews, Bill, Ken and Bob Colgate, Andrea James, Alissa Abdoo, Brad Lauer, Erika Williams, Monica Bringle and Joshua Lauer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Lauer; brother-in-law, Daniel Hughes; nephews, Gary Colgate and Brian Lauer; life-long friend, Larry Kramer.
Visitation: Friday from 4 p.m to 7 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, September 22, 2018; 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St., Fremont, OH with Fr. Jeff Smith officiating.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH
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