Karl Lauer Passes
The Cauliflower Alley Club is devastated to report the passing of one of the cornerstones of our club, a man recognized by many as Mr. CAC, Karl Lauer.
Word reached our offices Sunday evening of Mr. Lauer's sudden passing today.
An entrepreneur his entire life, Karl spent 32 years as president and CEO of Flot Aire Inc. and from 1979 to 1994 promoted Pro Wrestling in the state of California, and in 1995 he founded Missouri's World Legion Wrestling and hired Harley Race to be his booker. He also owned a cattle ranch, served four years in the US Air Force and, of course, served as Executive Vice President of the Cauliflower Alley Club from 1979 until April 2014. He also served as a state of Missouri Office of Athletics Inspector for professional wrestling, boxing and MMA events from the year 2000 until the time of his passing.
At the time of his passing Karl was serving on the executive board of the CAC as the senior advisor and communicator.
Born Aug. 12, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. Karl was predeceased by his wife Barbara Ann.
The CAC extends our sincerest condolences to Karl's family and friends as we mourn Karl's passing as one of our own.
Viewing will be held from noon to 1 PM (central time) on Monday May 2 at the Null and Son Funeral Home, 1010 Kingshighway in Rolla, Missouri. The service will immediately follow at 1 PM.
For those wishing to attend the service in person, Rolla, MO is located approximately a two hour drive from St. Louis. If flying in the St. Louis airport is the closest to the town.
For those not able to attend the service in person, we understand that it will be streamed live on the Null and Son Funeral Home website and/or Facebook page.
You can read a wonderful story on Karl, including a thorough account of him during his very busy heyday, here at this link to the Missouri Wrestling Revival website in a story published online when Karl received the 2013 MWE Lifetime Achievement Award: