Rosemary (Lauterbur) Laux

Born: Sat., Dec. 29, 1928
Died: Sat., Jun. 22, 2013

- Service details not available -

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Rosemary (Lauterbur) Laux, 84, 623 South Main Ave., Sidney, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12:30 PM of natural causes at the home of her son, Steve Laux, at 3277 Kaiser Rd., Fort Loramie, Ohio. She was born December 29, 1928 in Sidney to the late John and Caroline (Wachsmuth) Lauterbur. She married Bernard A. Laux on November 23, 1950 who preceded her in death on October 21, 1983. Rosemary is survived by five children, David and Cindy (Laux) Shappie of Sidney; Greg and Debbie Laux of Virginia; Steve and Roseann Laux of Newport; William Laux of Florida and Dave and Nilgun Laux of Maryland; fourteen grandchildren, Andrew (Angie) Shappie, Nicholas (Heather) Shappie, Rachel Laux, Joseph Laux, Ben Laux, Tom Laux, Jessica (Tim) Hulse, Rebekah Laux, Billy Laux, Caroline Laux, John (Suzanne) Laux, Katie (Chris) Gowrley, Susanne Laux, Greta Laux,and two step-grandchildren, Christine Holcombe and Michael Holcombe and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Aaron and Austin Shappie, Jake and Jade Laux, and Annabelle Hulse. One grandchild, Abe Laux is deceased. Also surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Char and Al Barbadora and two sisters-in-law, Martha (Laux) Lauterbur and Lucy Laux. Rosemary was preceded in death by three sisters and brother-in-laws, Isabelle Morris, Gen (Hugh) O'Leary, Lucille (Norbert) Schemmel and two brothers, William Lauterbur and Richard Lauterbur. Rosemary graduated from Holy Angels High School in 1947 and was employed by J. E. Wells Company until her marriage. After her children were grown, she enjoyed babysitting for her own grandchildren and the children of her close friends. She was a FISH volunteer and also volunteered at the Shelby County Deer Hunters. One activity she looked forward to each month was enjoying the company of her girlfriends from high school at a local restaurant. In her later years, she liked reading and playing cards with family. Rosemary was a lifetime member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Sodality. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 3-8 PM and from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM before the funeral mass at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to FISH or Holy Angels Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Laux family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet


Amy Hicks

Cindy, Greg, Steve, Dave and Bill - words can't convey my sorrow. I will miss your Mom so much but will treasure all the memories. Love and prayers.

Kate Morrow

Rosie was a sweet lady and will be deeply missed

Lori Laux

Our deepest sympathy and love. Lori, Cheryl, Brenda, Kieth, and Jim Laux

Virginia (Raterman) Seewer

I didn't know Rosemary well but will always remember her pleasant smile in greeting on Sunday at Holy Angels. I remember her sister, Lucille, a good friend of the family in McCartyville.. My sympathy to all of the family.on the passing of this wonderful person.

Jeanne Gerstner

I am so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing.I worked with her at FISH and would go out with her for lunch and some parties. She was a delite to be around and I have missed seeing her. Jeanne

Lori (Burns) Derwent,

Dear Laux Family, I was deeply saddened to hear about your Mother passing. She watched me when I was younger after school. I have wonderful memories of her nurturing warm heart and kind smile but most of all her homemade noodles. Your mother was so very proud of all of your accomplishments and never missed an opportunity to express that pride. Although she has passed away physically, she will continue to be a guiding force in your life and her presence will always be with you. My prayers are with all of you. Lori

Lisa Lauterbur

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be thinking about all of you and want you to know how much your mom's friendship meant to our mom. She'll be dearly missed. Love and prayers to you.

Jessica and Wes Buchanan

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Debbie Lauterbur

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was truly one of a kind and will be missed by so many. I'm sorry I'm not able to be there. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tim Copella

Bill and Family: I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Although I haven't seen her for years, I still have very fond memories of visiting your house seemingly every day after school to watch "Match Game" and to create more chaos for her. She was always kind and gracious and I feel privileged to have known her. My thoughts are with you. Tim

Keith & Jane Downey
   Posted Sat June 29, 2013
Please accept our condolence for the loss of your mother. I will always remember her jolly smile. She was a cherished friend of my mothers, and I'm sure she will be missed by all.