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Wesley M. McLaughlin

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013

Wesley M. McLaughlin
TROY GROVE - Wesley M. McLaughlin, 58, of Troy Grove died Jan. 24, 2013 at his residence.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Chubby’s in Troy Grove. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota provided the arrangements.

Mr. McLaughlin was born May 15, 1954 in La Salle to John and Laura (Labens) McLaughlin.

Survivors include two daughters, Amanda L. McLaughlin of Troy Grove and Holli A. (Adam) Clark of Ottawa; five grandchildren, Adam, Annabel, Juliah and Benjamin Clark and Zoe Hancock; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joan (Walter) Kofoid of Marseilles, Marge (Pat) Kelly of Utica and Lorraine (Ken) Kasza of La Salle; and one brother, Mark (MaryLee) McLaughlin of Oglesby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, James, Edward, Eugene and John; and two sisters, Patricia and Louise.

Mr. McLaughlin attended Mendota High School and served with the U.S. Army from 1971-73. He was a member of Ironworkers Union, Local 386 for 32 years until his retirement. He was an outdoorsman and an avid fisherman and hunter.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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