Dorothy J. Lauman

Dorothy Lauman COVID-19

Dorothy J. Lauman passed away on May 7, 2020 from Covid-19, at the age of 96.

Dorothy was born and raised in South St. Louis City, and raised her kids in St. Louis City. She started playing piano at the age of 6, and was still playing it for the residents of Nazareth Living Center up until about a month before she died (90 years!). Music was a big part of her life, and she taught piano to all ages of students throughout her life. She and her late husband were also very involved with sports while raising three boys. Dorothy was active in many parish events, extra-curricular school activities, and volunteer work with Epiphany Catholic Church. She baked 3000 cookies every Christmas and knitted sweaters for family and pets (and her knitted dish-rags “never wore out”). Setting up her Christmas tree, with stories behind ornaments from every year and part of life, is a memory her grandchildren treasure.

Dorothy J. Lauman is missed deeply by her surviving sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and all those whose lives she touched.


Margaret Schmidt, worked in the family business

Margaret A. Schmidt died of COVID-19 on May 27 at Nazareth Living Center. She was 87 years old. In 2002, she retired from the family business, Schmidt Equipment and Supply Inc., where she’d worked as a book keeper and secretary. Margaret filled her retirement with cooking, friends, family, and joy. She was known for making amazing fruit cakes and enjoying Manhattans and card games.

She is terribly missed by her neighbors, her friends, and her large extended family.