Richard Eugene Lautzenhiser

June 05, 1943 ‒ July 18, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Richard “Dick” Eugene Lautzenhiser, 78, of Galion passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Signature HealthCARE of Galion.

Dick was born June 5, 1943 in Tiffin, Ohio to Kenneth and Velma (Snay) Lautzenhiser. On October 14, 1961 Richard married Gloria Jean Snavely from Republic,Ohio.

Dick graduated from Tiffin Colombian High School in 1961 where he went on to further his education at Ohio University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Dick worked for Mansfield radio station, Mix 106.1 WVNO for 32 years where he sold advertisements and worked several charitable events.

Dick was a member of the Galion Elks along with the Galion Moose Lodge 303 where he was the President for Special Wish and was the chairman for Galion Octoberfest.

Dick played the drum in high school and continued his drumming with a dance band on the weekends. He loved working in his yard with his flowers and his pool. Dick and his wife would take several trips to Lake Erie, and enjoyed traveling. He was very friendly and loved talking to people. Dick was loved by many and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish Dick’s memories is his wife Gloria, his two daughters, Laurie (George) Davis of St. Louis Missouri and Lisa (Shawn) Smith of Galion, Ohio; his sister Carol (Jim) Hepp of Marblehead Ohio; his eight grandchildren, Nicole (Billy) Meyers, Brittney Davis, Katie Lautzenhiser, Brandon Davis, Matthew Morasco, Sara Lautzenhiser, Hunter Smith, and Gavin Smith and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Dick was preceded in death by his son Rick Lautzenhiser.

A private service will be held for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dick Lautzenhiser, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

 

 

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  • Our deepest and sincere condolences to the family and loved ones for your great loss. We will continue to pray for comfort and peace as you mourn.

  • Gloria and family I am so very sorry for loss. Prayers for comfort and healing. I have already missed are weekly gatherings.

  • Gloria and family im so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing, sending prayers to the whole family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • To the Lautzenhiser Family,
    Dick was a very personable man and had a great smile.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Dick
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Lisa, Shawn and your entire family,
    Our deepest condolences in your time of grief since your dad’s passing. My husband realized, in reading the obituary, that he actually knew your dad when they were in school together in Tiffin long ago. He has good memories of your dad.
    Our concern and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Linda and Jerry Mathias

  • Laurie ,
    I am so sorry about your dads passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers from strength and healing during this difficult time. God Bless!!

  • Our sympathy to all of your extended family Lisa, Nicole and Matt. May your precious father / grandfather rest in eternal peace and fly with the other angels! Our best to your mom, Lisa.

  • Gloria we are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such a great guy. Always had a smile on his face. Our prayers are with you.

  • Good bye old friend. I will miss our many talks about radio, advertising, Lake Erie trips, etc. Our relationship spanned 30 years and you were so instrumental in the success of the Rehab Telethon in the early years of that event.

    Rest in peace my friend.

  • Gloria and Family, Our prayers are with you. We miss Dick so much. He was a very special person in our lives. Love to you, Christina and Bill

  • Gloria and family my prayers are with you and my heart felt sympathy for your loss. God Bless you all.

  • FRIENDS & FAMILY….. IT WAS MY PRIVILEDGE TO KNOW, AND CALL DICK LAUTZENHISER A FRIEND AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATE, EVEN THOUGHT DICK & I NEVER WORKED AT THE SAME RADIO STATIONS…. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH DICK, GOES BACK APPROX 40 YEARS, WHEN DICK WAS SALES MGR AT THE OLD WQLX IN GALION,& LATER, WHEN DICK WAS AN OUTSTANDING AD REP FOR WVNO…. DICK & I RAN INTO EACH OTHER A LOT, AT CLIENT’S OFFICES, & GALION CHAMBER EVENTS, AS WELL AS AT THE MOOSE LODGE.. I ALWAYS RESPECTED DICK’S PROFESIONALISM & HIS LOVE OF THE GALION AREA COMMUNITY… RIP OLD FRIEND, AND SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF DICK’S MANY FRIENDS & FAMILY….. DAVEY JONES WQEL/WBCO RADIO..

  • Gloria so sorry for your loss. Amazing friend and co-worker. Going to miss the chats with him. He was a very special person.

  • Gloria,
    Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. We love talking and visiting with you and Dick at the Moose. Dock will be missed by all!

  • Gloria, I remember the very first time I met you and Dick both through Gerry. He spoke so highly of both of you and once we became friends I quickly seen why. We all had some wonderful fun times and it’s been a pleasure all these years calling Dick a friend. He was one of the gentlest, sweetest, kindest people I’ve ever known and he will be greatly missed. I’m praying for you, Lisa & Laurie and your entire family. I’m sure him and Gerry are up there playing music again together.

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