Doris Laughlin, 95, Webster City

Doris Marie Laughlin, 95, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Webster City, IA, and went to join her beloved husband, parents and brothers.

She was born in Rock Island, IL, on October 13, 1921 to Fred and Eunice Krueger, and moved to Mason City, IA shortly after graduating from high school. She married James P. (Pat) Laughlin in 1947, and they moved to Webster City where she and Pat owned and operated the East Side Grocery for over 40 years.

Doris was a member of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for nearly seven decades, where her and Pat’s children went to grade school, and was also active in the Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and Funeral Dinner Committee.

Doris loved watching her family grow, playing bridge and winning buckets of cash from her girlfriends, bird watching and feeding her feathered friends, reading novels, and presiding as First Lady of Webster City during her husband’s terms as Mayor.

She was preceded in death by Pat in 1999, her parents, and brothers Dr. John (Mercedes) Krueger of Ft Wayne, IN and Warren (Doris) Krueger of Westminster, CO. Doris is survived by her children, Tom (Diane) Laughlin and Sharon Laughlin of Weatherby Lake, MO, Patty (Tim) Richards of Southbury, CT, and Mary (George) Kramer of Baudette, MN, as well as grandchildren Dennis (Anna) and Adam Kramer, Jenna and Chelsea Richards, and Kelly (Ron) Tazioli, and six great grandchildren.

The family extends its sincere gratitude to Dr. Don Woodhouse and his staff, the staff and management of Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation, the staff at Van Diest Medical Center for the loving care and attention to our Mother, and Kindred Hospice, especially during her final months.

A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with interment at Calvary Cemetery. Rosary at 4:45 p.m., scripture service followed by visitation from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Kendall Young Public Library or St. Thomas Aquinas School.

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