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Richard "Rich" John Lauinger

February 12, 1956 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 66)


Rich was born in Unity, Saskatchewan to parents Frank and Madeleine Lauinger. He enjoyed muscle cars and drag racing. Rich had his favorite sport teams for football and hockey - Saskatchewan Rough Riders and the Toronto Maple Leafs. His most enjoyable times were socializing with the boys over a game of poker, spending time with Marj, enjoying his nieces and nephews and the great-nieces and great- nephews, as well as his friends.   

He is lovingly remembered by his sweetheart Marj Smith; brother David (Lynn); and sister-in-law Linda Lauinger; his nieces and nephews Wayne Lauinger (Susan), Kerry Lauinger (Jeff Rausch), Matthew Lauinger (Hayley), Julia Lauinger (Angela); his great-nieces and great-nephews Talia Lauinger, Wyatt McAllister, Kash McAllister, Isabelle Lauinger, and Nolan Lauinger. Rich was predeceased by his parents Frank and Madeleine Lauinger, and his brother Robert Lauinger. 

Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation or any charity of your choice.



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Funeral Service
June 11, 2022

1:00 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
3911 Highway 2A
Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1H8

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