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James L. Laughlin

06/10/1926 - 07/16/2018

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James L. Laughlin, 92, of Moscow, IA, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

James was born in Burlington, IA on June 10, 1926 to Cleo and Adelaide (Herald).

Jim retired in 1974 from the Rock Island Arsenal. He later was a self employed painter, electrician and plumber and managed an RV park in Arizona.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.

Jim married Juanita Carter on June 28, 1947 in Nichols, IA. She preceded him in death in 1984. He later married Janice I. Bein on September 28, 1985 in Casa Grande, AZ. She preceded him in death in 2014.

He enjoyed mowing grass and collecting hats. In the 1960’s he enjoyed stock car racing.

There will be no services or visitation.

Jim is survived by his daughter Sue (Herb) Spies of Atalissa, IA, step-daughter Barbara (Rob) Smith of Moscow, IA, Grandchildren: Steve Laughlin of Dixon, IA and Kathleen (Todd) Zaehringer of Clinton, IA, step-grandchildren: Stephen (Ranea) Funderburk of Cedar Rapids, IA, Vanessa Smith of Iowa City and Owen Smith of Moscow, 2 great-grandchildren and his sister Virginia Blint of Camanche, IA.

He was preceded in death by his wives, son Terry Laughlin, brothers: Harold, Tom and Bill Laughlin and great grandson Bret Miller.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilton First Responders in his memory.