Stephen Casper “Reno” Laufenberg
Steven Casper “Reno” Laufenberg, age 52, of Highland, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 after an unexpected battle with cancer at UW-Hospital and Clinics in Madison, surrounded by his beloved family. Steve was the third son born to Richard and Sharon (Tucker) Laufenberg. In 1983, he graduated from Highland High School where he played football and was a three-time state qualifier in wrestling with a record of 100-17-1. Upon graduation, Steve worked with his father and later became a partner in Laufenberg Masonry, Richard C. Laufenberg & Sons, LLC, along with his father and brothers, Mark and Allen. Steve helped build a respected and successful family business, which will celebrate 50 years of business next year. Steve loved spending time with his sons teaching them the skills of hunting and fishing, and also enjoyed showing his “city” friends a thing or two.
Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Josephine Tucker and Casper Laufenberg and Viola Laufenberg-Goodwin and his former in-laws, Milo and Elsie Zoha who were proud to call Steve their son-in-law.
Steve is survived by his four sons, Cashton (Trisha) of Madison; Milo (Brooke Elliott) of Platteville and Isaiah and Owen at home in Montfort along with his former wife, Tricia Zoha Laufenberg. He is also survived by his parents, Richard and Sharon Laufenberg; siblings, Kevin and his children, Loghan, Talyn and Karsyn; Allen (Lori) and their children, Adam, Andrew, Amy (Will) and grandson, Oliver; Mark (Jane) and their children, Dustin (Steven) Dalton (Kacper) and Janel; Lisa (Paul) Soward and Scott (Cherry) and their children, Mason and Jaxon. He is further survived by his former Zoha in-laws and their children, whom he remained close to, as well as his many cousins, friends and classmates.
Steve always put his sons first in his life. Those who knew Steve, admired him for his dedication as a father, his hard work ethic and his love for the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. May his soul rest in peace. He will forever be, “Hunting, Fishing and Loving Every Day…”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Ss. Anthony & Philip Catholic Church in Highland with Fr. Jim Murphy officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In keeping with Steve’s wishes, his ashes will be spread on his favorite hunting land.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Steve’s Honor to “Garding Against Cancer” or “Iowa County Cancer Coalition”.
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