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Delores "Lori" Ann Schreibvogel was born to Margaret and Herman February 6, 1943, in Denver. She was number 6 in the Schreibvogel line up of 9 children.
Lori was a good student even though she did not like school. She especially recalled feeling embarrassed going to school with her hands stained green because they had to pick pickles before school started. Lori graduated from Adams City Highschool in 1961. Lori was an incredibly hard worker. She viewed all other work as "easy" compared to working the fields. The whole family worked as hard and as a result they never did without. They shared beds and bath water, but those were the things that made them a family and Lori wouldn't have changed a thing.
Lori moved to Texas for a very short time. It wasn't for her, so she came home after a short while. Lori was also a beauty school drop out! She loved the textbook aspect, but she may have had a younger sister do her clinical work for her. From there Lori went into banking. She enjoyed her banking years and that's the time in her life when she met the love of her life Bob Lauer. The 2 were married April 11, 1970. In November they welcomed their 1st daughter Wendy. 2 Years later the couple welcomed their 2nd daughter Robin. Lori blessed their family with another daughter Julie who she selflessly gave up for adoption in 1968. This was a decision Lori struggled with for over 50 years. Recently Lori was able to forgive herself and was able to spend some priceless moments with Julie.
Lori wanted to work but Bob didn't want strangers to raise their girls. So, L&S draperies was born. Lori and her sister Shirley made beautiful custom draperies out of the basement of their home. This isn't the only family business Lori was involved in. Lori and her 4 sisters also had a homemade noodle business lovingly called "5 Sister Noodles".
Lori's biggest love was her family. She loved helping raise both Deiter and Maxfrom infancy. There was no greater joy in her life than her grandsons Roman, Deiterand Max. She also loved feeding her loved ones. She was never happier than when her little house was full of people for her to feed. Not to mention she had magic hands. She could make a bologna sandwich taste better than the finest cut of meat. Lori and Bob further expanded their family when in 1991 they opened their home and hearts to exchange students. Over the years they hosted girls from all over the world. Mexico, The Czech Republic, Spain and France, just to name a few. One prerequisite was the students had to like to play cards. Because as you all know, Lori would play games for hours. She would have played hopscotch if someone would play with her. These ladies remain a huge part of our family today and always will.
When Robin opened Lauer Krauts in 2006, she came to work. Lori would tell all the customers that Robin owned the business, but she was the BOSS. Everyone knew who was really in charge. She loved to be there and worked circles around everyone half her age. She just couldn't believe that we would make it and people would come buy it. Lori is the reason for Lauer Kraut success. It will never be the same without her, but it is what it is because of her.
Lori loved to golf, and she was good at it. Her favorite trips were when she and Bob would just pack up their clubs and just take off. They often times did not have a destination but would find off the beaten path little courses and have the time of their lives.
Lori's faith was strong and never wavered. She was unapologetically Catholic. She was a fierce Rosary praying warrior and her faith was her cornerstone. Lori's life was full of love and family. January 9, 2022, she lost the love of her life when Bob passed away. She could not wait to be reunited with him. Just shy of 2 years later she received her heart's desire and God's grace and mercy. Lori passed away peacefully at home January 4, 2024, surrounded by her family, just the way she wanted it.
Lori is preceded in death by her parents Margaret and Herman, her siblings Butch, Ken, Mary, Jim, Shirely (Ted) Younger, son-in-law Roberto Layva Lizarraga, and Bob and her husband Bob.
Lori is survived by her sisters Carol and Dian. Her daughters Julie (Alfred), Wendy, and Robin (Dave) and her grandchildren Jordan Langland, Roman Lopez, Deiter Leyva and Max Trujillo
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Tru Community Care (hospice) in the name of Lori Lauer:
Tru Community Care
2594 Trailridge Drive E
Lafayett, CO 80026