Andrew L. Lauber, 25, of Oshkosh passed away Saturday evening, April 11, 2015 in Oshkosh.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Community Wesleyan Church in Lewellen with Pastors Pete Johnson and Jeremy Rinke officiating. Burial will follow in Ash Creek Cemetery north of Lewellen.
Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church.
Memorials in Andrews name can be directed to Alabaster Sober Living, 1305 S Willow, North Platte, NE 69101. In addition, there will be a collection during the meal at the Tiger Den following services to help defray the cost for the family.
Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Lauber family.
Andrew LeVerne Lauber was born on March 13, 1990 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Ron and Roxane (Cheney) Lauber. He grew up in North Platte, Nebraska. He attended middle school and his freshman year at Brady, NE before attending North Platte Public High School from his sophomore year on.
Andrew played football for Brady High School and earned all conference honors his freshman year at the quarterback position running and throwing for 1,000 yards. Andrew then transferred to North Platte High School and started his sophomore year at both the quarterback and linebacker positions. Andrew also played football for Trinity College and started at the free safety position as a freshman.
Andrew was diagnosed with an Auditory Processing Disorder as a teenager and subsequently found himself struggling constantly with the desire to self medicate. He was very much aware of his struggles and was in a constant battle for sobriety. In spite of his struggles Andrew remained optimistic and not only believed that he would someday overcome his battles, but he also believed the same thing for his friends.
Andrew came to a personal faith in Christ in November of 2014 which began a transformation that was witnessed by both family and friends. He spent his last day on earth working with a friend, sharing testimonies of faith and visiting with his family. Andrew was watching a movie with his brother that evening when he simply fell asleep on this side of eternity and woke up on the other side with the Lord.
Survivors include his parents, Ron and Roxane Lauber of Oshkosh, NE sisters, Alicia (Steve) Taylor of Olathe, KS, Michelle Lauber, Abigail (fiancee Ty Carter) Lauber all of Redding, CA, Michaela Lauber, Aimee Lauber, brothers, Micah Lauber, Marcus Lauber, Adon Lauber all of Oshkosh, nephew, Ian Taylor and neice Faith Taylor both of Olathe, Grandparents, Duane and Lita Lauber of North Platte, NE, Eva (Cheney) Reeves of Lewellen, NE and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Andrew was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Cheney, great grandparents, Alfie and Ella Cheney, Earl and Beaulah Thornton, LeVerne and Mittie Bell Tolle, and Fred and Mary Lauber.