David L. Lauer II, age 55 of Troy, IL, died Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Mercy Hospital South in Saint Louis, MO.
David was born at Camp Pendleton, CA where his father was stationed in the US Marine Corps. The family moved to several communities until settling in Troy, IL, where David grew up. He graduated from Triad High School in 1985. He attended Belleville Area College for two years and then enlisted in the US Marine Corps. His military service included tours of duty in Operation Desert Sands. After his discharge, he attended the Police Academy at Belleville Area College. He worked as a police officer in Lebanon, Mascoutah & Centerville, IL. He retired several years ago. He operated Dave’s Archery, a store in Troy that sold archery supplies. Dave enjoyed making arrowheads, arrows, and bows. His hobbies included hunting, bass fishing and raising tropical fish. His greatest joy was talking and facetime calling with his grandchildren.
Father – David L. Lauer, San Antonio, FL
Mother – Tamara Dolores (nee DeForest) Lauer, San Antonio, FL
Former Wife – Jeanette Louse Fix
Daughter – Ashley N. (Ryan) Adams, Chesapeake, VA
Daughter – Amber L. (Josiah) Pottorff, Granite City, IL
Daughter – Abigail L. (Nick) Basile, Granite City, IL
Daughter – Cassandra J. Lauer, Brighton, IL
Daughter – Scarlett L. Lauer, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Bryson Basile
Grandchild – Colsyn Lieder
Grandchild – Dylan Lieder
Grandchild – Ethan Basile
Grandchild – Felix Basile
Grandchild – Caroline Adams
Nephew – Jacob Lauer, Wesley Chapel, FL
Sister – Wendi Braswell, Fort Myers, FL
Sister – Brandi Lauer, Wesley Chapel, FL
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Graveside Service will be Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors.