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Edward J McLaughlin
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    423 S. Third St.
    Hoopeston, IL 60942

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“Dear Aunt June and family. What a wonderful man Uncle Ed was. He was so giving and loving. Always a smile on his face. Full of stories of family...Read More ยป
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Edward J. McLaughlin, 77, of Hoopeston, IL passed away at 7:55 A.M. Thursday December 20, 2012 at his home in Hoopeston.
He was born July 2, 1935 in Chicago, IL the son of Emmett P. McLaughlin and Irene Margaret (Kenny) McLaughlin.
Edward married Ellen J. Gasser on January 9, 1954 at the St. Lawrence Church in Chicago, IL. She survives in Hoopeston.
Mr. McLaughlin is survived by three sons: Edward P. (Cathy) McLaughlin of Lowell, IN, Michael W. (Teri) McLaughlin of Grant Park, IL and James D. McLaughlin of Pekin, IL; four daughters: Linda (Danny) West of Hoopeston, IL, Debra (Dennis) Morgan of Hoopeston, IL, Kathy (Rich) Purkhiser of Crown Point, IN and Karen (Wayne) Hansen of Grant Park, IL; one brother: Eugene (Ana) McLaughlin of Chicago, IL; one sister: Rita Browning of Lakeland, FL; twenty-two grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Irene Spellman, one granddaughter: Amber L. West and one niece: Kimberly McLaughlin.
Edward worked as a sheet metal mechanic for the Murphy-Miller Heating and Cooling Company. While working as a sheet metal mechanic he belonged to the Local 73 Sheet Metal Union. He was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston, IL.
Edward enjoyed fishing up in Hayward, WI., camping, making wood crafts and doing metal work. He would teach his crafting skills to his family members, especially to his grand-kids and neighbor kids. Edward was very generous to his family and friends; he would give children rides to school and donated to local schools and Catholic organizations. His greatest enjoyment came from just spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all whom loved him.