Lori L. Schaus (Laufer), 67, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at UW Hospital in Madison, while surrounded by her two children and husband.
There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on June 3, 2022, from 2:00 PM. to 4:50 PM. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home, beginning at 5:00 PM, with Deacon Randy Wells officiating.
On May 24, 1954, Lori was born in West Bend, Wisconsin, to Francis and Muriel (Moths) Laufer. After graduating from West Bend East High School, she attended college through the UW system. On May 27, 1972, Lori was united in marriage with Charles Schaus. Together they co-owned Schaus’ Bakery for more than ten years. Lori most recently worked for Guaranty Title Services, where she had been employed for the past 30 years.
Lori took pleasure in the simple things in life and looked at every day as a gift – even those days that weren’t going so well. Lori appreciated nature and loved listening to the breeze blowing through the trees, birds chirping, and toads croaking. She enjoyed feeding the ducks at Swan City Park, taking her dogs for walks, getting pedicures with her daughter, watching her grandson play sports, and sipping a Grain Belt while listening to the Brewers. Lori cherished her family and friends and spent as much time as possible with them. Lori always loved date nights with her husband, which usually consisted of ice cream and watching the sunset over the lake. In addition, Lori enjoyed taking the scenic route for annual family vacations to Door County and LakeVermilion in Minnesota and hikes on the Kettle Moraine trail.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Schaus of Beaver Dam; two children, Matt (Beth) Schaus of DeForest and Julie Schaus of Madison; her grandson, Carsten Schaus; four siblings, Jim (Donna) Laufer of Kewaskum, Sue (Tom) Cramer of Tower, MN, Janice (Edward) Haug of West Bend, Lee (Nathan Walker) Laufer of Bayside; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and her dogs, Boomer and Zoey. Lori was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Carol Laufer, and several beloved dogs.