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Larry Dean Lauger dies at 72

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Larry Dean Lauger, Sr., 72, of Findlay, Ohio passed away at 3:36 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2011 at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born on July 30, 1939 to the late Edwin and Maude (Schilling) Lauger in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He married Peggy Joyce (Wilburn) Widunas and they later divorced.

Larry married Loralye (Hartman) Ramm on April 7, 1980 and she survives.

Larry is also survived by a son, Larry D. (Rebecca S. Scasny) Lauger, Jr. of Findlay; a daughter, Laurie (Lauger) (Andrew D.) Smith of Troy; step-children: Sue (Brad) Purdy, Bud (Terri) Ramm, Fred (Roxie) Ramm and Tom (Tia) Ramm; grandchildren Casey M. Lauger, Bridgett A. Lauger, Larry D. Lauger, III, Lindsay N. Smith and Jaclyn P. Smith; nine step-grandchildren; eleven step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Stewart of Lansing, Ill.

Larry was preceded in death by siblings Betty Lauger, Chester Lauger, Evelyn Phillips, Irene Doidge, Trudy Wilson, Mary McKinney and Bonnie Bloom.

Larry was a member of College First Church of God, Elk's Club, Findlay Shrine Club, Masonic Temple, American Legion, Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Hancock County Republican Party and Findlay Clowns.

He graduated from Chesterton High School in Chesterton, Ind. Larry was a sales executive for the Toledo Blade, previously owned Dairy Queen and was owner of Lauger's Carpet One.

Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, OH 45840.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 at the funeral home combined with a Masonic Service. Pastor Will Miller will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Findlay.

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Posted 10/3/2011