Calvin George McLaughlin passed away on June 19, 2019 at Chapman Valley Manor, Chapman, Kansas. He was 87 years of age.

He was born Sept. 28, 1931 to George and Evalyn (Rathbun) McLaughlin in Muskegon, Michigan. At 18 years of age, he went into the military and made it his career. When he retired from the United States Army, he then went to work for the Post Office.

He married Ann Louise Anderson on Feb. 14, 1953 in Muskegon, Michigan and together they have five children: George, Dale, Carolyn, Anita and Colleen. He enjoyed traveling, meeting new people, telling jokes and going fishing. Many times he took grandkids along on his many trips.

Calvin’s military career was two years in the Air Force and 25 years in the Army and National Guard before retiring as a Major. His last duty assignment was with 937th Engineer Battalion at Fort Riley. After retirement he was an active member with the VFW and the American Legion for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Evalyn McLaughlin, son Dale McLaughlin, daughter-in-law Lynette (Barclay) McLaughlin and siblings Millie Witham and Wesley McLaughlin.

He is survived by his wife Ann of Chapman, son George (Marcia) McLaughlin, Salina, KS, daughters Carolyn (Larry) Herrs, Abilene, KS, Anita (Chris) Jamison, Neodesha, KS and Colleen Farthing, Shawnee, KS, 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. Both services will be at Chapman United Methodist Church, 426 Sheeran, Chapman, KS, with Reverends Connie Wooldridge and Ken Trickle officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Hill Cemetery, Chapman.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to Chapman Valley Manor or Chapman United Methodist Church in care of Londeen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431,

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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