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John D. O'Laughlin

October 21, 1946 October 3, 2009
John D. O'Laughlin
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EAST PEORIA-John D. O’Laughlin, 62, of rural East Peoria, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. He was born on October 21, 1946 in Peoria to Michael and Eunice DeRaedt O’Laughlin. He was formerly married to Stephanie L. Montgomery. She survives of Sunnyland. He is also survived by two sons, Bryan (Dena) O’Laughlin of Bartonville and Kelly (Traci) O’Laughlin of East Peoria; one daughter, Megan O’Laughlin of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren, Connor O’Laughlin, Drew and Chase Burgess, Reilly and Kelsey O’Laughlin; one brother, James (Jackie) O’Laughlin of Germantown Hills, IL and one sister, Barbara (Ron) Russell of Toledo, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents. John worked in the Logistics Department at Caterpillar, Inc., retiring in 2002. He was a US Air Force veteran serving during peacetime. John started the Springfield Junior Blues and Peoria Mustangs Hockey Teams. He was a former drag racer, stock car racer, racing under the name of Johnny O. He was a member of Central Illinois Cruisers Car Club. He was the former owner and operator of Protow Custom Trailers in East Peoria. He attended St. Mary’s of Lourdes Catholic Church. Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be no services at John’s request. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com

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