Michael L. McLaughlin

Died April 19, 2018


Michael L. McLaughlin, 66, of Mio passed away at his home with his family by his side Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Michael was born in Mount Clemens on May 20, 1951, to Benjamin and Eleanor (Holtzman) McLaughlin and grew up in St. Clair Shores. He moved with his family to Mio in 1973. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Mike also worked as a machinist in his younger years. Mike was a founding member of the Luzerne American Legion Post 162. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and hunting, but most of all he loved his family and the get-togethers, drinking beer and playing cards.

Michael is survived by his children, Kristi McLaughlin and Kimberly McLaughlin (Mike Minthorn); his grandchildren, Cameron Thurston and Cassy Thurston; his sisters, Vivian, Joyce and Lisa; his brothers, Dennis, Kenny, Kevin and Jerry; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor and Benjamin; his brothers, Mickey, Ronald and David; and his sisters, Leatrice, Nancy and Linda.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering and service for family and friends will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Luzerne American Legion Post 162.

Memorial donations may be made to the Luzerne American Legion Post 162, P.O. Box 186, Luzerne, MI 48636. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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