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.