Bob-Lazier-Obituary

Bob Lazier

Dec 22, 1938 – Apr 18, 2020 (Age 81)

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BORN
December 22, 1938
DIED
April 18, 2020
AGE
81

Obituaries

Bob Lazier was a race car driver who was the Rookie of the Year at the 1981 Indianapolis 500, as well as the father of drivers Buddy Lazier and Jacques Lazier. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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I don't know that I ever met a kinder person in the world than Bob Lazier. I had the wonderful opportunity to do business with him and he took on a mentor role with me. I lost my Father when I was young and I think Bob sensed that and he took on a Father figure role with me. What a wonderful man with a wonderful family, one of the founding fathers of the town of Vail. The world lost a good one in him!

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To Diane and the Lazier family, our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy for your loss of Bob. Bob always made us feel like we were part of your family. From the day we met Bob at the Tivoli, his warmth and laughter made us feel welcome. We cherish the time we spent with Bob and his heartfelt friendship. His loss is deeply felt by our family. Via and Rex will miss feeding Speedy under the breakfast table! We will all miss Bob dearly. He will be forever in our hearts.
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To Diane and the Lazier family, our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy for your loss of Bob. Bob always made us feel like we were part of your family. From the day we met Bob at the Tivoli, his warmth and laughter made us feel welcome. We cherish the time we spent with Bob and his heartfelt friendship. His loss is deeply felt by our family. Via and Rex will miss feeding Speedy under the breakfast table! We will all miss Bob dearly. He will be forever in our hearts.
Watsuki,...

We were a backmarker in the Gold Cup Series in the '70s; Bob was a frontrunner. Bob was always willing to give us advice and lend his knowledge to our efforts. We would paddock next to him as he became our guide in those days of black art racing. A great competitor and friend to our fledgling efforts. A true loss to both the sport and his family.

To the Lazier family, our sincere sympathy on Bobs passing. I will always remember the 50th B-day party he and Diane arranged for my dad at the Tivoli. I am positive Arnie and Bob are racing laps together...you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Lazier Family. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of need with his loving kindness and peace as He strengthens you to cope during this difficult time. May family, friends and fans cherish his memories.

To a person who would always say hello to you even if he if he did not really know you, but if he did , he would always talk to you as if you had know him all your life. A real gentlemen!!!!!!!!!! I will miss talking to him on the way back from Indy after the race so many years in a row. Steve Bennett

I grew up two houses from Bob on Azure Road in Deephaven, MN. I was 11 years younger than him but was also a good neighborhood friend of Steve Way and of Bruce Lazier (Bob's cousin). Always followed the news of the building of The Wedel Inn and The Tivoli Lodge with input from Steve Way. A fun memory I had with Bob was in Excelsior at an all school-all class reunion in either 2006 or 2010. Bob was walking down the middle of Water Street towards my wife and I and when I realized who he was, I...