FREDERIC LAUDER

Obituary
  • "Fred was a good leader of the Sandhill Cove Croquet Club...."
    - Don Whalen


FREDERIC GAMBLE LAUDER Frederic Gamble Lauder, 86, passed away on May 5, 2014 of
complications following a stroke. The family will greet friends at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 16 and hold a Memorial Service in celebration of his life at 4:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. Fred was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 18, 1927 to Charles and Florence (Gamble) Lauder. When he was a young boy, his family moved to Central Illinois, eventually settling in Monmouth. Fred was a star athlete in high school, excelling at track and football. Following enlistment in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, IL where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. It was at Knox that he met Mary Ann Way. They were married August 14, 1950 and lived a life devoted to one another. He went on to Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Fred and Mary Ann moved to Bloomington, IL in 1953 where he opened a practice of general dentistry. In 1958, he returned to school, receiving a degree in orthodontics at the University of Illinois. He began a 30 year practice of orthodontia that created beautiful smiles for many young people and adults living in Central Illinois. Fred and Mary Ann enjoyed retired life in Northern Michigan, life at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL, with stops in Bloomington in between and their final home at Sandhill Cove Retirement Community in Palm City, FL. Fred was an avid golfer and reader. He enjoyed history and traveling around the world with Mary Ann and friends. He is survived by his wife and five children: Molly (Scott) Harrison of Des Moines, IA and their children Anne Santoro, Jane Harrison and Amy Kline; Ted (Carol) of Wheaton, IL and their children John and Jackie; Bob (Carol) of Bloomington and their children Rob, Mary and Steven; Jane (Craig) Karraker of Palm City, FL and their children Allison, Reid and Molly; Jim (Koni) of Eagle, CO and their children Hannah and Nicholas; 3 great-grandchildren, Finn, Sophia and Emmett Santoro and his sister Louise (Jim) McVey of Palm Springs, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother (Charles, Jr), his sister Harriet Lauder Hopkins and great-grandson Jackson Santoro. Memorials may be made to the Pilgrim Fund of the Congregational Summer Assembly, C/O Jim Royle, 5660 Hacienda Ct., Saginaw, MI 38638, in Frederic's memory.

Published in the TC Palm on May 9, 2014
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