James Lauf, Jr.

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James “Dumplin” Robert Lauf Jr., 36, of Belleville, IL, born April 9, 1982, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

James was a diesel mechanic for Rush Truck Centers in St. Louis, MO.  He was a 3rd Degree Mason and member of the Fairview Heights Gothic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Bodies, and the Stone Templars Chapter of the Widow’s Sons Masonic Riding Association.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Lauf; and a brother, Daniel Lauf.

Surviving are his wife, Miranda R. Lauf, nee Mayberry, whom he married on July 11, 2015;
six children, Kylie Mayberry, Benjamin Mayberry, Joshua Lauf, Chloe Mayberry, Cory Mayberry, and Sean Lauf;
his parents, James R. Sr., and Dorothy A., nee Falbe, Lauf;
a sister, Jamie (Mark) Maitret;
two nieces, Lilliana and Madelyn Maitret;
and a nephew, Caleb Maitret.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

 

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8 Comments on James Lauf, Jr.

Josh lauf said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2018 at 1:33 AM

He was a big part of my life and he will be very very missed

  • Crystal city
  • misouri
glenn kidd said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2018 at 4:11 AM

New life with The Lord our Saviour Brother! Tho I only knew you a short while... Thanks for your huge heart!

  • Lebanon
  • il
Deborah Gain said : Guest Report Jul 25, 2018 at 7:10 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Despite the fact that he was a grown man, whenever I think of James (Jr), I see the smiling little boy we knew at Whiteside School. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Jenny Andrews said : Guest Report Jul 23, 2018 at 4:16 PM

James & Dorothy, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. James was always so nice to us and he will be missed. You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. Jenny

  • Barnhart
  • MO
Emma Kellmeyer said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2018 at 11:41 PM

I am terribly sorry for your lost . Dorothy and James you and your family are in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mary Anne Warnecke said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Our sympathies go out to you on the loss of Jim, Jr. We remember him so well from our days at St. Mary's, and from our connection with the Falbe and Lauf families. He is now at peace and suffering no more. Gregory & Mary Anne Warnecke

  • Belleville
  • IL
Keri and Garrett Peek said : Guest Report Jul 22, 2018 at 12:37 PM

Miranda we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you and your families during this difficult time. James was a wonderful man whose memory will live forever in our hearts. Our deepest condolences. Keri and Garrett

  • New Baden
  • IL
Connie Merrell said : Guest Report Jul 21, 2018 at 7:54 PM

Our hearts go out to your family.....

  • Belleville
  • IL - Illinois

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