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December 1, 1948 – Monday, July 28, 2014

Service Information
St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, MN
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, August 2, 2014
One hour prior to services

Michael Rodney Lauzer, age 65, of Howard Lake passed away on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on December 1st, 1948 in Watertown the son of George & Lorraine (Drawert) Lauzer.
Michael was baptized on the farm and confirmed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted.
He graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1966.
Michael enjoyed hunting, guns and loved talking about guns, motor’s and tractors especially John Deere’s. He especially loved and adored his grandsons.
He worked on the family farm while growing up and was formerly employed as a punch press operator at Ron Vik Inc.
He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.
Survived by his mother: Lorraine Lauzer; two daughters: Cari (Paul) Gaines and Shelley (Jamie) Stotko; a son: Benjamin (Valerie) Lauzer; grandchildren: Justin, Darin, Brandon & Alex Bebo and Andrew & Jacob Lauzer; sisters & brothers: Sharon Hecksel, Dennis (Patricia) Lauzer, LuAnn (Robert) Ryks, Jim (Renee) Lauzer, David (Kelly) Lauzer and Cheryl (Lee) Hamilton; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father: George Lauzer, a brother: Richard and by a nephew: Joshua.
A Memorial service for Michael Lauzer will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Pastor David Taylor will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
A time of gathering will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 one hour prior to services at the church.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sheila Voge

    May God’s Grace see you through your time of grief. Cherish the memories each and every day. My heart breaks for your sorrow.

  2. Pam Olson

    Our sympathy and prayers are going heavenward for your family. Mike was a super friendly, enthusiastic, jolly guy who loved all his many friends and was absolutely devoted to his family.
    Always loved chatting with him whenever we met him. Jesus loves you and has all things in His control. We love you! Keep trusting Him. Scott & Pam Olson
    “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26.

  3. Darrin & Erica Fischer

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Sending big hugs and keeping you all in our prayers.

    Darrin, Erica, Madie, and Tyler

  4. Darrell G. Quaas

    I remember the seasons of our youth,
    when we had fun and no cares in the world. We played and lived our lives as free–we were. These are the times I will always remember, while at Walter and LuVerne’s house for birthdays.

  5. Maxine L. Gaines

    Cari, I was saddened to hear about the loss of your dad. He was so fortunate to have such a wonderful daughter as you. Will be praying for you during these days of sorrow and grieving. May God continue to bless you and yours.

    Love, Hugs & Kisses

  6. Joe and Judy Raley

    We just learned of Mike’s death. Shocked and sad, we kept talking about getting together. So sorry we were not at the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Dick Millerbernd

    Worked with Mike during early 70’s. His smile remains a visual memory never to be forgotten. His laughter still resounds to the top of the
    sounds in my recall.


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