Mr. Laut died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence.
Born Aug. 7, 1931, in Deerborn, Mich., he was the son of the late Victor James and Lillian Mae Burnham Laut. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lee Harrer Laut, and brother, Jack Laut.
Mr. Laut was a chef and was employed by the Hofbrau Haus in Helen for more than 20 years. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an animal enthusiast who enjoyed rescuing and was a member of the American Skunk Association.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Richard Hughes and Patricia and Kevin Roy, all of Cornelia; grandchildren, Jason (Joni) Walters of Alto, Henry (Felicia) Walters of Demorest, Jennifer Roy and Christina Walters, both of Cornelia, Bobby Hughes of Homer and Tia Hughes of Florida; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Joan Runkis of Citrus Springs, Fla.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bruce Victor Laut Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 725, Cornelia, GA 30531.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
February 8, 2013