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Gregory E. McLaughlin, age 83 of Westfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Harris Villa of Westfield. He was born on August 6, 1931 in Beloit, WI to Isadore and Charlotte (Stoll) McLaughlin. Greg proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was married to Rose Harms, she preceded him in death in 1991. Greg then married Kathy (Madden) Schlegel in 1994. He and his dad opened McLaughlin Furniture in 1949 in Beloit. Greg was a master upholsterer for 52 years. He relocated to Westfield in 1975 where he built his log home and shop and continued his upholstery service. Greg enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, playing cards and pitching horse shoes.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy; five children, Patrick (Tina), Port Edwards, Kevin (Susan), Janesville, Teresa (Tom Bird) McLaughlin, Beloit, Cindy (Mike) Ross, Beloit and Joel (Jackie), Bend, OR; two step children, Diane (Charles) Boehler, Albuquerque, NM and John (Teri) Schlegel, Oregon; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Greg was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John.
A memorial service for Greg will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:00 (noon) at New Beginnings Christian Community Church, Westfield with Pastor Terry Temanson officiating. Full military honors will follow the service at the church. A visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.
A special thanks to Nan and the staff of Harris Villa, Agnesian Hospice Hope and the VA Hospital for the wonderful care and loving attention shown to Greg.
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