Robert “Bob” J. Laux Sr.

August 28, 1937 - September 22, 2013

Robert "Bob" J. Laux Sr., age 76, of Auxvasse, Mo., passed away the afternoon of September 22, 2013. Bob was born on August 28, 1937, in Oran, Mo., to Joseph Albert Laux and Teresa Louise Stubenrauch. He was united in marriage to Shirley Hendricks on November 29, 1958. Bob grew up on the farm and made farming his life's work and passion. He enjoyed water skiing and dancing as well. Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley of Auxvasse; their three children, Vicky (Paul) Brown of Kingdom City, Robert J. Laux Jr. of Auxvasse, and Michelle (Mark) Heater of Columbia; five grandchildren, Stephanie (Nate) Storm, Brandy Heater, Kyle Brown, Robert B. Laux, and Cody Heater; one step-granddaughter, Michelle Brown; five great-grandchildren, Shelton Brown, Taylor Brown, Mackenzie Storm, Levi Roberts, Ryleigh Storm, and one more on the way; and one niece, Jeanne Freshour. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, and his sister. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2013, with burial immediately following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be left to the Alzheimer's Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Dr, Columbia, MO 65201, Callaway Senior Center, 531 Commons Dr, Fulton, MO 65251, or the American Heart Association, 104 Corporate Lake Dr, Columbia 65201. Online condolences may be left at

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