Daniel “Elroy” Lauer, 79

Daniel “Elroy” Lauer, 79 of Grangeville passed away November 20, 2019 in Ellensburg, WA.

Elroy was born December 14, 1939 at Winona, Idaho a son of Joseph and Rosemary Arnzen Lauer. He attended area schools before starting work for Hoene Implement Company. He married Shirley Nuttman on June 22, 1963 at Keuterville. Following their marriage they moved to Grangeville where he has lived since. He worked for Art Smith Logging, G & D Machinery and Lauer Repair and Welding. Shirley passed away in 2001.

Elroy was a member of the Eagles and the Catholic Church. He enjoyed Hunting, fishing and working.

He is survived by his sons, Joe of Ellensburg, WA and Kenny of Grangeville. He is also survived by two grandchildren and one brother J.D. Lauer. In addition to his wife, Shirley, his parents, a son Roy and a brother Wayne “Tiny” Laure died earlier.

A rosary will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:30 am followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Private family burial will be at Keuterville Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to

Condolences to the family of Daniel “Elroy” Lauer, 79

  • Laurie Lester says:

    Kenny, Joe and families…You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Greg Banker and Laurie Lester

  • Bob and Mary Mangold says:

    God Bless you Elroy! You were a wonderful man who raised some fine siblings. You were such a delightful man with a fine moral compass.. Rest in Peace Elroy..keep your thumb on the throttle

  • Lori Roberts says:

    Thinking of you Joe and your family and Kenny during this very emotional time. My heart goes out to all of you and hope you find peace knowing he is with your mother and Roy. Miss you my friend

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