Enduring Service Award

Boultinghouse Funeral Home was founded in 1895. Over the years we have been dedicated to families we are privileged to serve. It is in this dedication and service that we annually recognize a community member for “Enduring Service”  Should you like to nominate a member of our community for the contributions please complete the section below.


2020 Enduring Service Award

The Lauer Family

The Boultinghouse Funeral Home Enduring Service Award for 2020 goes to Danny and Carol Lauer of the former Lauer's Floral & Gift Shop. Although they have retired, they have left a legacy behind that began in 1950 when Danny's grandpa bought the shop.

In 1954, Earl and Wanda Lauer, Danny's parents, took over after Earl got out of the service. Carol started working at the shop in 1975. She and Danny were married in 1976, and have raised two wonderful children.

Danny and Carol took over the family business in 1997 and put in many hard hours making beautiful flower arrangements for weddings, funerals, holidays, and everything in-between. Their skill and commitment to floral arranging and our community did not go unnoticed. 

In 2020, they sold the family business so that they could retire and relocate. They are dearly missed in our community and we are so thankful to call them our friends.

2019 Enduring Service Award


Nancy Young of Rockport, Indiana is the recipient of the 2019 Enduring Service Award.

Nancy has been a nurse for 51 years, having worked the last 12 years of her career with the Spencer County Hospice Association. With Spencer County Hospice, Nancy helped countless patients and their families through their last days together, serving them with love and compassion.
She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 51 years, having met through a mutual friend while Bill was fighting the war in Vietnam. They were pen pals up until the time that Bill came home from the war, only meeting face to face for the first time at the airport when he arrived home. One year to the day later, they were engaged, and a month later, they were married. They are the proud parents of three children, Kristi, Kate, and Eric, and they have three grandchildren.
Nancy is a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport. Her genuine love for God and for people is evident in every interaction that you have with her, and we are honored to call her our friend.

2018 Enduring Service Award Pastor Walter Phillips, Evan Thayer, and David McWhorter

Pastor Walter Phillips, Evan Thayer, and David McWhorter


Pastor Walter Phillips is the recipient of the 2018 Enduring Service Award. Pastor Walter is the pastor at Reo Bethel Christian Center and has been in the ministry for almost 50 years.  He is a blessing to so many in our community, exhibiting selflessness and a genuine love for people. Pastor Walter has stepped in to help our families when they needed a pastor for their loved one's service and has opened the church to families that wanted to hold their loved one's service in a church setting. Pastor Walter and his wife, Jan, are the parents of two children. They also have six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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