Lee “Pete” Laaser was born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 18, 1957, to Norman and Thornton Laaser.
Pete is survived by his son, Tyler Laaser and wife Alison of Topeka, Kansas; daughters Selena Klumpy of Emporia, Kansas, Dakota Elvarez and husband Alex of Mankato, Kansas, and Meghan Overton of Blue Springs, Missouri; brother, Brett Laaser and wife June of Texas; and sister, Dawn and husband Jim of Arizona. Once Pete married Jan Stucky Laaser he gained four more children, Emma, Ethan, Elicia, and Andrew Stucky, they also survive along with six grandsons, and four granddaughters.
Pete will be remembered for his love of cooking, smoking meats and great Thanksgiving dinners. He always wanted others to enjoy his cooking. He had a passion for training his dogs and watching Kansas City Chiefs football games. Pete always took great pride in his work and abilities when working with concrete.
Pete’s abilities to tell jokes and make others laugh will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life is pending for October.
Memorial contributions in Pete’s name may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, in care of Petersen funeral home, or flower arrangements may be sent to his home.