Kurt K. Lauer

Birth Date: 
Friday, August 9, 1946
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Kurt K. Lauer, 75, of Wooster, OH died on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at West View Healthy Living, in Wooster, OH.

He was born August 9, 1946 the son of Avnelle Pool Lauer in Kearney, Nebraska. He married Robyn Markus on June 23, 1979. She survives.

Kurt had been a designer, and builder, of buildings for the last 30 years. He was very good at his profession. Kurt excelled as a basketball player in high school, having played for the Gibbon Buffaloes of Gibbon, Nebraska. While in high school he was voted a High School All-American, alongside another basketball great named Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). Kurt then went on to earn a master's degree in Psychology from Kearney State University, in Nebraska. Currently, Kurt holds the Nebraska high school boys basketball single-season scoring record of 956 points (1963-64). Kurt was elected to the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons Kristopher Lauer of Wooster, OH and Eric Lauer of Houston, TX; and granddaughter Jazzlyn Lauer of Wooster, OH.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or plant a tree in memory of Kurt.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at www.nationalmssociety.org or plant a tree in memory of Kurt.


There will be no services.


So very sorry for you and your family's loss Robyn. Please know that he will be missed at WVHL. It was my pleasure to get to know you both over the years. Take care!

Robyn, I’m sorry to learn of Kurt’s passing. Rest assured he is in a much better place. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Our sympathy to Robyn, Christopher and family
Denny and Ellen Hammond

Mrs. Lauer and Chris,

My mom just notified me of Kurt’s passing. I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond childhood memories of Kurt and his love of youth sports. He was a cheerleader for us all no matter if we won or lost. Whether it was an early Saturday morning basketball game at the Gault in grade school, or a hot summer afternoon on the baseball fields by Rubbermaid in middle school, Kurt was there in his big grey Dodge Ram rooting for and supporting us. Kurt was a good man with a big heart who loved his family and community. He will be missed but not forgotten. Love to you all.

Kris I am so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for your family ❤️

Robyn and the Lauer Family I am so sorry for the passing of Kurt. Robyn you and I would talk a lot about Kurt's battle with MS. As life turns I to was diagnosed with MS after we met in 2018. It is a battle and Kurt fought with courage. I am so sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all and give you strength.

I worked with Kurt back in the 70's at the Kearney Youth Development Center.It was a privilege to have known him. With deepest sympathy, Tim

Robyn and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kurt. Prays to you all.

Robyn and family,
This your cousin Mark, it’s hard when we lose a love one. I remember Kurt from along time ago when you first were married. I wish you the best in the future with your kids and grandkids.

Fond memories of being in the GHS pepclub when Kurt played basketball in Gibbon, Ne. He was the key to our success. Sending my condolences to his family

Robyn, so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. May wonderful memories of a life well lived being you peace. Kearney NE.

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