Elmer Harold Lauck(1922-2014)

Elmer Harold Lauck, 91, of Winchester, Virginia, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Lauck was born in 1922, in Winchester, Virginia, the son of William C. and Gladys M. Lauck.

He was a graduate of Stephens City High School. He was a veteran having served in the Army Air Corp as a Tech Sergeant during World War II, Mediterranean and European Theatres. He was employed at Green Chemical Company as an Assistant Manager, retiring with more than 30 years of service.

Mr. Lauck was also an accomplished sign painter for over 60 years. He was a member of the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, a Charter member of the Round Hill Ruritan Club, on the Board of Directors of the Gainesboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue, as well as a past Commander of the VFW #2123 in Winchester, Virginia.

Mr. Lauck married Martha Stewart in 1994, in Winchester, Virginia.

Surviving with his wife are three sons, Ronald E. Lauck and wife Cherie, Chester T. Lauck and wife Becky, and Roger Lauck and wife Rose, all of Frederick County, Virginia; six grandchildren, Stephanie E. Willey, Josh Lauck, Jeremy Lauck, Rachel Lauck, Andrew Lauck, and Isaac Lauck; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Parrill, and Patsy Strawderman, both of Frederick County, Virginia, and Linda Turner of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Also surviving are three step-children, Bill Stewart and wife Cindia, Jim Stewart and wife Jean, and Margaret Cook, all of Winchester; six step- grandchildren, Jessica Stewart, Hannah Stewart, Philip Stewart, Kimberly Cook, Brian Cook, Rebecca Cook and two step-great grandchildren.

Mr. Lauck was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis S. Lauck, three sisters, and four brothers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 21, 2014, with Reverend Dr. David Young, Bethel Lutheran Church and Reverend Dr. Conrad Christianson, Jr., Pastor Emeritus, Bethel Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Round Hill Ruritan, P.O. Box 4536, Winchester, VA, 22604 or Gainesboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 221 Gainesboro Road, Winchester, VA, 22603.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Feb. 19, 2014