Louise Dawn Lauterbach, full of energy

September 14, 2021

Louise Dawn Lauterbach, 80, of Selbyville passed away into the loving arms of her savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Louise was in the comfort of her home with family. Born in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Md., Aug. 4, 1941, Louise attended Southern High School. She married Donald C. Lauterbach of South Baltimore Nov. 1, 1957. They raised four children together in Catonsville, Md. 

Louise enjoyed life to the fullest, always on the go and full of energy. She loved her family, cooking, gardening, shopping, sewing, concerts, bus trips and her home in Selbyville of 24 years. Over the years she worked in retail, as a caregiver for young and seniors and also a skincare Avon representative. Louise enjoyed her Swann Estates community in her retirement years. She had many dear friends; she was a member of Seaside Red Hatters, Swann Estates card club and a member of her beloved church, Community Lutheran Church in Frankford.

Louise was preceded in death by her father, William Henry Johnson, her mother Myrtle Christine Byrd (Kepper), and her stepfather Samuel Paul Byrd. 

Louise is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Donald Conrad Lauterbach and their four children, Donald C. Lauterbach Jr. and his wife Lois of Catonsville, Mark Lauterbach of Selbyville, Joyce Cason and her husband J. Randall of Leland, N.C., and Kris Larson and her husband Dean of Leland; grandchildren Luke Cason and his wife Skyler, Matthew Cason, Brooke Larson and Delaney Larson.

She is also survived by her sister Earlene Hayes, brothers Bernard Johnson and his wife Ada, and William Johnson Jr. and his wife Joan; half-sister Sandra Clark and her husband William; and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 9, at Community Lutheran Church, 30897 Omar Road, Frankford. Lunch will immediately follow the service at The Lauterbach home in Swann Estates, Selbyville. 

The family would like to thank her caregivers, friends, family and Pastor Bettye Wolinski for their love and support. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Lutheran Church, 30897 Omar Road, Frankford, DE 19945. 

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