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Robert E. Lauts, age 70, of Prophetstown, died Saturday, April 16, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Robert was born September 28, 1951 in Sterling the son of Paul and Norma A. (Keener) Lauts. He married Sherry (Buhrow) Buckley on December 17, 1988 in Prophetstown. Robert was employed as a machinist at Penberthy in Prophetstown and retired from Allied Lock in Dixon. He was a volunteer fireman for the Prophetstown Fire Department for over 20 years. He was an avid Chicago Bears and NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, canning and spending time with friends.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lauts of Prophetstown; his mother, Norma A. Lauts of Rock Falls; his five children, Joanne Bender of Carrollton, TX, Michelle Liebenstein of Aubrey, TX, Tyler Lauts of Prophetstown, Ryan Buckley of Dixon and Justin Buckley of Prophetstown; his three sisters, Susan Bittner of Pinellas Park, FL, Paula Johnson of Auburn, CA and Sheryl Lauts of St. Petersburg, FL; his sixteen grandchildren; and his two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls followed by the funeral at 5:30 PM with Reverend Bree Truax of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Prophetstown Fire Department.