Obituary Notice: John F. Laughner

John F. Laughner, 85, Treasure Lake, DuBois, died peacefully in his sleep at Christ the King Manor on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.

He was born May 30, 1930 in Franklin. He was the son of the late John B. and Vera D Laughner.

He graduated from Franklin High school in 1948. He met the love of his life, Harriet Yvonne Sassman, while attending Indiana State Teacher’s College. He and Harriet were married July 8, 1951.

He served in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant, during the Korean War.

He, Harriet, and his two children lived all over the country while he enjoyed a 40-plus year career with Rockwell International.

They moved to Treasure Lake in the late 1980’s, where they both enjoyed golf and many good friends. Not only was he an avid golfer, he was also a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan.

He was an active member of the Treasure Lake Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for Humanitarian Services.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Harriet.

He is survived by two children, Cheryl Dixon of Edmond, Okla., and Brad Laughner and his wife, Sarah of Albertville, Minn.; a sister, Janet “Jill” Sickles and her husband, Walt of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and four grand-dogs.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home.

The Treasure Lake Lions Club will conduct services at 5 p.m. Thursday.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Felt officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery in Emporium.

The family would like to express their thanks to the kind and caring nurses at Penn highlands Hospice and Christ the King Manor.

Memorials may be sent to the Treasure Lake Lions Club, 822 Treasure Lake, and or Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., and or Christ the King Manor, 1100 W. Long Ave., all in DuBois, PA 15801.

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