Lawrence A. Dauer

Apr 12th, 1937 - Nov 11th, 2019


Shiloh Senior Center

Sat, Nov. 23rd, 2019 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Lawrence A. Dauer

Lawrence A. “Duke” Dauer, 82, Energy, Illinois, passed away November 11, 2019. Duke was born April 12, 1937 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Lawrence and Geraldine Dauer, nee Fricke. He received his education from East St. Louis Senior High School. On June 4, 1958, he was united in marriage to Virginia Ann Litts.

Duke was most known for his band ‘Philthy McNasty’, a St. Louis nightclub favorite which performed from the 1970s through the early 1990s.

Lawrence is survived by two sons, Lawrence and wife Eloise and Daniel and wife Bonita, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Dennis Dauer, and one son David Dauer.

Duke will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at the Shiloh Senior Center in Shiloh, Illinois on November 23, 2019 from 5 to 9 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dauer family for help with funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 South 13th Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Venita Brafford

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: November 21, 2019

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I worked with him at Lakeland Ford Herrin, Illinois for a short time. Duke was a really good guy and I always enjoyed being around him. Many times I have wondered where he moved away to and what he was doing. Go rest high on that mountain Duke.

  • Guest: Jay and Marie Pardus

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 22, 2019

    Great guy…he and his brother and my wife go back many, many years .

    to the family,,,very sorry for your loss.

    No one could sing Sinatra better than DUKE.

  • Guest: Ken & Carol Fricke

    From: ofallon, Illinois

    Date: November 23, 2019

    Duke was a great guy. We were cousins but lost contact over the years. I have many fond memories of him through the years.

  • Guest: Jim Wallace Jr

    From: Troy, Illinois

    Date: November 24, 2019

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Such an great man, and entertainer. Mom and dad were big followers of the band. My heart and prayer for Andy, Dan, and their families.

  • Guest: Pam smith

    From: West feankfort, Illinois

    Date: December 5, 2019

    Enjoyed this talented musician many times. He was a very good entertainer. RIP. My condolences to all.