The Story of Lane's Light

Lane's Light, a gift to the families served by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home from Bill and Sonya Miller of Goodwin Funeral Home in Frankfort, Indiana, was donated in honor of Lawrence Waldemar (Lane) Pauli III, who died in an automobile accident February 28, 2008.

This stained glass window had been part of an old wood-framed Indiana country church that was being torn down. The windows were thought to be more than 100 years old and Bill's grandfather purchased them to save their heritage and creative beauty.

Knowing of Lane's artistic ability, Bill and Sonya gave us this gift in hopes that those who see it, and those who are served by our staff, will feel a sense of peace and comfort.

Lane expressed his talent through sculpting, painting, drawing and music, and even helped design the Harden/Pauli logo. Like many funeral director's children, he spent much of his youth around the funeral home. Lane loved people. Lane loved children. Lane loved creativity. Lane loved hard work. Lane loved having fun at a lake or the ocean. Lane loved God and his creation.

The Harden/Pauli staff is humbled by this generous 50th Anniversary gift, and thank the Miller's for honoring Lane's memory and his desire to please people.

Won't You Shine Your Light?

Now, the Harden and Pauli families respectfully ask our friends and neighbors to consider making a contribution to the Lake Eustis Museum of Art to honor Lane's memory.

Both the Museum of Art and the Eustis High School Art Department made significant contributions to Lane's artistic development, which made such a positive impact on his life and on the lives of other young people in our community.

Please make your memorial contributions in Lane Pauli's name to the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, 1 West Orange Avenue, Eustis, Florida 32726.