Harry Donald Laughlin, 88, of Bunker Hill, IL died Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:35 am at his residence. He was born on January 16, 1924 in Hillsboro, IL to Harold William Laughlin and Francis (Robertson) Laughlin. He later married Camilla Grace (Walters) Laughlin on Feb. 28, 1948 in St. Louis, MO.
He was employed at AO Smith in Granite City, IL as a pipefitter. Harry was also a WWII veteran where he was in the Special Forces rangers. He experienced battles: Rhineland Campaign, Northern France Campaign with Battle Star, and Central European Campaign with Battle Star. His ribbons include: European Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Purple Heart with Oak Leaves Cluster.
Harry is a member of the VFW, the Masonic Lodge of Hillsboro, a Life Member of National Rifle Association, a Life Member of Town and County Gun Club, and Sons of American Revolution.
He leaves behind his spouse: Camilla Grace Laughlin of Bunker Hill, sons: George Stanley Laughlin (Edna Berry) of Providence, UT, Stuart Ray Laughlin (Cindy Daniels) of Caseyville, IL, Steven Edward Laughlin (Alice L. Daniels) of Granite City, IL, James Allen Laughlin (Wanda Coulter) of Olathe, KS, daughter: Donna Beth (Laughlin) Robbins (Shane) of Spokane, WA, grandchildren: Caitlin Laughlin, Jonathon Laughlin, Angela Laughlin Ash, Joshua Laughlin, Amanda Laughlin, Steve Laughlin, Andrew Laughlin, Zachary Robbins, Alyssa Robbins Frost, step grandchildren: Michael Laughlin, Alice Laughlin, Jolene Miller, Bianca Rider, and great-grandchildren: Lizabeth, Jenniffer, Gabriella, Presten, Zoey, Taylin.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Maynard Laughlin and George Laughlin, and his grandchild: Jason.
Visitation is on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
The funeral is set for Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM. It will take place at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, IL. Burial will follow at Wares Grove Cemetery in Butler, IL. Rev. Barbara Powers will be ministering the services. Memorials can be made out to the United Methodist Church of Bunker Hill, IL.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com
Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.