Edward Tauer

Obituary of Edward John Tauer

Edward John Tauer was born February 4, 1928, in Springfield, MN to Edward A. and Grace M. (Ryan) Tauer. He attended St. Raphael's Catholic School and graduated from Springfield High School in 1946. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and returned to Springfield and the family business, Tauer's Super Valu, following his honorable discharge. Ed was united in marriage to MaryAnn Schumacher on August 9, 1954, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Comfrey. Ed was a strong supporter of the Springfield Community and served on the hospital board, State Bank of Springfield Board of Directors, as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Past Commander of the Springfield American Legion, and was a founding member of the Red Rock Ducks Unlimited Chapter and the Springfield Historical Society. He was equally supportive of St. Raphael's Catholic Church where he served as a church usher, St. Raphael's School Board, the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the St. Boniface Society. Ed received the Bishop's Medal of Honor for all of his years of service to the church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the 4th of July, and attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Ed especially enjoyed spending time at their lake home on Lake Belle Taine. He is survived by wife Mary Ann of Springfield; sons- Tim (Barbara) Tauer of Springfield, Paul (Pam) Tauer of Springfield, George (Michelle) Tauer of Springfield, Dan (Beth) Tauer of Maple Grove, and Bill (Shelly) Tauer of Tracy; daughters- Susan (Calvin) Wells, Marie (Dennis) Amsden, Ann (Mike) Rothmeier, and Amy (Randy) Baier, all of Springfield; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sisters- Jean Lamm of Chaska, and Kathryn Bruckbauer of Waconia. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Joan Schumann; and great-granddaughter Katrina Wells.
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Tuesday
22
March

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel
407 N. Jackson
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
23
March

Visitation 2

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Springfield, MN
112 West Van Dusen
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Wednesday
23
March

Service Information

10:30 am
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
St. Raphael's Catholic Church, Springfield, MN
112 West Van Dusen
Springfield, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

St. Raphael's Catholic Cemetery
Address not given
Springfield, Minnesota, United States

Parish Prayer Service

There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Military Honors

Military Honors by John Watson American Legion Post #257.

Luncheon

Luncheon to follow interment at the Springfield Area Community Center.
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