Scott Lauer, 25 - April 13, 2013Scott Wesley Lauer, 25, of Big Springs died Saturday, April 13, 2013, as a result of a motorcycle accident in North Carolina.
The family chose cremation. A memorial service was conduced on Monday, April 22, at the Brule Activity Center with the Rev. Monte Reichenberg officiating. A second service took place on Monday at the Ogallala Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Tony Raffaeli officiating.
Lauer was born Jan. 11, 1988, at Ogallala the son of Stephen and Donna (Reichenberg) Lauer. He attended School District No. 14, west of Ogallala, and graduated from Ogallala High School in 2006.
He then attended Wyoming Tech in Laramie, graduating in 2007. He began employment as a mechanic with Kinder Morgan at the compressor station northwest of Big Springs.
Lauer was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His hobbies included biking, riding motorcycles, hiking and camping, disassembling things, photography, roping and riding horses. He was especially known for giving big hugs, said family members.
He was preceded in death by: his grandfather, Richard Hansen; great-grandparents—Bill and Minnie Lauer, Lloyd and Florence Griffith, George and Iva Reichenberg and Ethel Browning.
Survivors include: his father, Steve Lauer of Brule; his mother, Donna Reichenberg Clouse and her husband Randy of Ogallala; a sister, Jessica Lauer of Omaha; step-sister, Stephanie Mosel of North Platte; a brother, Justin (Natalie) Henson of Leslie, MI; three step-brothers—Ryan (Holly) Vinyard and Nolan (Tamara) Clouse, all of North Platte, and Justin Clouse of Stapleton; grandparents—Robert and Jeanette Lauer of Gothenburg and Lorna Hansen of North Platte; aunts and uncles—Dan and Theresa Lauer of Norton, KS, Garon and Sherri Stewart and Brian and Terri Commins, all of Ogallala, Steve and Angie Mueting of Aurora, CO, Monte and Susan Reichenberg of Paris, Ill, Cliff and Ali Reichenberg of North Platte and Wes and Carol Reichenberg of Broken Bow; numerous great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.