David Clement Lauer

February 26, 1937 ~ October 4, 2020 (age 83)


David C. Lauer, 83, of Boonville passed away Sunday morning October 4, 2020 at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville.


Visitation for Dave will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday evening October 6 at Howard Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday morning October 7 at 10:00 AM at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Gormley officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


David Clement Lauer was born February 26, 1937 in Boonville, MO, the son of Clement Theodore Lauer and Ida Elizabeth Kempf Lauer. He graduated from S.S. Peter and Paul High School in 1956. David married Phyllis Jenry on November 17, 1962 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville. Dave loved to work on and restore guns, and he owned Dave’s Gun Shop since 1972.  A few years ago his son Michael and his sons took the tradition over.  He was a hobby farmer and mechanic for different dealerships here in town for over 50 years. He was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He was a family man and loved spending time and teaching his grandsons things they will cherish forever.


David is preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Ida, and his sister, Barbara Borrowman. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis of the home, son, Michael (Julie) Lauer and daughter, Theresa (Frank) Young all of Boonville. He will be missed by his grandsons, Brandon, Ethan and Ryan Young and Jacob and Caleb Lauer.


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October 6, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Howard Funeral Home
1397 Ashley Road
Boonville, MO 65233

Mass of Christian Burial
October 7, 2020

10:00 AM
S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
322 7th Street
Boonville, MO 65233

Burial to Follow
October 7, 2020

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
1004 Locust Street
Boonville, MO 65233

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