Dale Wayne McLaughlin, 61, of Blue Mound, Ill. passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016.
A service to celebrate and honor Dale’s life was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound. Dale will be laid to rest in Hall Cemetery.
Dale was born on July 27, 1955 in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Harold Revis and Ines Elizabeth (Gorden) McLaughlin. He was a 1973 graduate of Stonington High School. Dale married Patricia Ann Smith on July 22, 2000. Dale had previously worked for his parents at McLaughlin Home Killed Beef in Blue Mound, construction with Dean Crump Construction and Dale McLaughlin Construction, served as Pleasant View Road Commissioner for the past 2 years and he was a farmer. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Blue Mound and the FFA. Dale had a great sense of humor and was a very generous man. He enjoyed camping, boating, his trips to Kauai but most of all he loved his family and friends.
Dale is survived by his wife: Patricia Ann McLaughlin of Blue Mound, Ill.; children: Brad Dwayne McLaughlin of Decatur, Ill., Melissa Carol McLaughlin of Blue Mound, Ill., Derek Wayne McLaughlin of Blue Mound, Ill., James (Evelyn) Mitchell of Decatur, Ill., Elizabeth (Tom) Klepzig of St. Louis, Mo. and Elaine Mitchell of Milwaukee, Wisc.; sister: Phyllis (Thomas) Herring of Blue Mound, Ill.; grandchildren: Damon Mitchell, Cameryn Klepzig and Caelyn Klepzig.