Curtis H. Tauer Sr.

NEW ULM — Curtis H. Tauer Sr. age 83 of New Ulm died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.  Monsignor John A. Richter will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery where the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard will provide full military honors.

Visitation will be from 3-6 pm on Sunday and continue from 7:30-10:30 am on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.  The St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Catholic United will pray the rosary at 5 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

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Curt is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Kim Tauer of Willmar, Curt Jr. and Julie Tauer, Dave and Shelly Tauer all of New Ulm;  grandchildren, Lori (Doug) Tauer-Ankrum of Hutchinson, Lisa (Jake Schroepfer) Tauer of Comfrey, Cassandra (Jordan) Kommerstad of Apple Valley; and brothers, Ernest and Donald Tauer of New Ulm.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jolaine “Jo” Tauer; sister, Valeria Schanus; and brothers Erwin and Ferdinand Tauer.

Curtis Henry Tauer was born May 31, 1933 in Hanska Township to Frank and Ella (Reinarts) Tauer.  He attended country school in District 75 near Hanska.  Curtis enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve where he served from 1958-1963 attaining the rank of SGT E5.  He was united in marriage with Jolaine E. Weber on April 25, 1959 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.  Curt adopted Jolaine’s son Paul in 1961 and was later blessed with two sons of their own, Curt Jr. and Dave whom together they raised in New Ulm.  Early in his working career, Curt worked at the Schultz-Henle Garage in Essig, and later worked as a mechanic at Art Stone where he eventually retired in 1995.  In life, Curt had a variety of hobbies that kept him occupied; his favorite of which was automotive mechanic work.  Curt could fix nearly anything given to him.  He dedicated many hours of work restoring and maintaining his antique cars and trucks; one of his favorites being the 48′ Plymouth.  To relax, Curt also enjoyed his many road trips and vacations taken with family and friends over the years.  He was an active member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Catholic United, the American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 in New Ulm, and the Plymouth Car Club.  Blessed be his memory.