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PANHANDLE - John Paul Dauer, 61, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church of Panhandle with the Rev. Lewis Holland officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle. Mr. Dauer, a native of Carson County, was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Amarillo. He graduated from Panhandle High School in 1967. He went on to complete the Ranch Management Program at TCU in 1971, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from OSU in 1972. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in August 1972, he returned to Panhandle and began his lifelong career of farming and ranching. On Jan. 9, 1974, he married Dawn Vincent. John Paul and Dawn had a son, Justin Paul. John Paul married Charlotte Snowden on June 9, 1979, and together they had three daughters, Amy Ann, Mary Stephanie and Micca Brooke. John Paul was active in agricultural and cattle associations, winning numerous awards including national winner - Grain Sorghum Producers Association 1986, first place winner - Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Association 1988. He was also active for many years in the Fort Worth Stock Show, winning reserve grand champion in 1988, and grand champion in 1998. On Dec. 23, 1997, John Paul married Patricia McKiernan. They continued to live in Panhandle, farming and ranching. John Paul served his church, First United Methodist of Panhandle, as chairperson of several boards. He also served his community by serving on the Panhandle School Board for 12 years; the Texas Hereford Association Board; and as vice president of the McClellan Creek Soil and Water Conservation board. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; his mother, Margaret; and his wife, Charlotte. He is survived by his wife, Patty; five children, Micca Rasp and husband Joshua of Arcadia, Okla., Justin Dauer and wife Barbi of Panhandle, Stephanie Sammons and husband Brad of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Amy Biggs and husband Ryan of Frisco and Tomi Gerber and husband Charles of Ringwood, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Halee Biggs, Ashby Dauer, Jared Dauer, Katelyn Sammons, Kade Sammons, Tristan Biggs, Chase Gerber and Kesler Sammons, and a new baby boy expected to arrive in January; and a brother, Steve Dauer and wife Ashlee of Rockport. The family suggests memorials be to First United Methodist Church of Panhandle, 600 Main St., Panhandle, TX 79068; and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2201 Civic Circle No. 514, Amarillo, TX 79109-1843