Dennis Wayne Laughner

February 21, 2016

Dennis Wayne Laughner, 60, of Frankfort, IN Died at 9:24 a.m. February 21, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born October 19, 1955 in Frankfort to Clayton & Ruthanna (Peak) Laughner.  He married Karla Rose Gorman on May 25, 1974 in Frankfort and she survives.  Mr. Laughner was a 1973 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  He worked for 10 years at Farmers Service and Equipment in Frankfort.  He retired from Caterpillar in Lafayette in 2015 having served 32 years there.  He was a former member of the Cat Recreation Association and held all offices with the association.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking, gardening, loved his John Deere and loved spending time with his two granddaughters.



Visitation and Services

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 25th. Burial to follow in Buntin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Police Shop with a Cop Program.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife: Karla Gorman of Frankfort are his Son: Jeremiah (Jodi) Laughner of Indianapolis; Granddaughters: Addison & Amelia Laughner of Indianapolis; Sisters: Nina (Arnold) Perry of Frankfort, Joyce Boyer of Terra Haute, Stella (Ron) Carter of Frankfort, and Brenda Hall of Frankfort; Brother-in-laws: Clint Faust of Forest, Ray (Brenda) Gorman, George (Cathy) Gorman, W. Jay (Debbie) Gorman all of Frankfort. Sister in Law: Gina (Randy) Emery of Frankfort and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sisters: Thelma Faust & Martha Embrey, and Brother-in-law: David Embrey.


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30 Condolences for “Dennis Wayne Laughner”

  1. Marty Frye February 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss, prayers to you and your family. May God be with all of you at this time.

  2. Carol D Hamilton February 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Dear Karla and family,
    Will be thinking of you as you deal with your grief. My best to all of you. Carol

  3. Cheryl Clark February 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Karla so sorry for your loss will say an extra prayer for you and your family

  4. Jacque and John February 21, 2016 at 8:53 pm


    So sorry to hear about Dennis. Our prayers are with you in this time of great loss.

  5. Debbie Rawlings February 21, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Karla, I’m very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  6. Jane Werner February 21, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Karla, I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. I was in total shock when I heard. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGS))

  7. Linda York February 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Jay and Debbie, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

  8. Joyce Boling February 22, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Thinking of you and your family….so sorry for your loss…… Hugs and prayers.

  9. Sam Conner February 22, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Karla I am so sorry and saddened by the loss of Dennis. Hugs… Sam Conner

  10. Carolé Reed Talbert February 22, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Stella, I am keeping you and Jennifer (& family) in prayer. May Father God keep you on this hard journey.

  11. Jerry Stinson February 22, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Karla, sorry to hear about Dennis he was a good guy.

  12. Phil & Gloria Crum February 22, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Sincere sympathies to the Laughner family.

  13. Joni R. Marcum Hendrix February 22, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and much love to you.

  14. Barbara Baker-Impson February 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Karla, so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

  15. Anna Smith February 22, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I worked with Dennis at Cat and retired one year before him. He was a very nice man. My prayers are with you because I know how you feel, I lost my husband in 2012. Your memories will help you through and also your grand children will be a very big help. Prayers to your family.

  16. Julie Winger February 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Karla! I am sorry for your loss!

  17. Ann Brettnacher Huber February 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Karla & Jeremy I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. Prayers to all of you!

  18. Terry Flood February 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    My condolences Karla I know first hand what your going through. The man up stairs will be by your side and watch over you and have a place beside him in heaven.

  19. Dixie Proctor February 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    So very sorry to hear this. Sending prayers of strength and love to you and your family.

  20. Barb February 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Karla I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. Such a terrible loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May God use family and friends to comfort you.

  21. Helen Vass February 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Karla and family. Prayers for comfort and strength.

  22. Pamela Sheets February 22, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  23. Willidean Wells February 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. And a great loss it is we know. We have enjoyed the pictures and posts. I have to say this is so sad. I am so sorry. And I know no words can say how badly our hearts go out to you and your family. I am always here for you if you ever need to talk. I feel your pain.

  24. Jenny Harris February 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    For the Family of Dennis Laughner,
    Years ago my cousins (Vernice & Beulah Camp and daughters) lived next door to Clayton and Ruthanna on Blinn Ave. When we would be in town we would all play together. Now there were times we threw rocks across the driveway for one thing or another. =) Those battles were very short lived. I remember Dennis and Stella the most because we were closer in age. Lost all contact with the Laughner family after Uncle Vernice and Aunt Beulah moved to Kyger St. However, I have thought of the Laughner family over the years. I am sorry for this very sad loss. Lifting you up in prayer, praying for God’s peace and comfort at this time.
    Sincerely, Jenny (Camp) Harris

  25. Gail Laughner February 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    To Dennis’s Family
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob is out of state today and we will not be able to visit.

    Bob & Gail Laughner

  26. Nicki Stillings February 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Karla and Jeremy – so sorry to read of your loss. I enjoyed knowing you years ago at CP.

  27. Uncle Charles and Aunt Jeanette Peak February 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Dennis. Sorry we can not attend the funeral but we will keep you in our prayers.

  28. Jeff Harshbarger February 26, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Karla, I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. What a great guy.

  29. Mary Emans Williams February 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    You are always in my thoughts and prayers Karla. May the Lord ease you and your family’s pain and suffering with the loss of Dennis. He was a wonderful, generous, funny and caring man. God be with you.

  30. Bill and Miriam Rich March 4, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great friend to have in high school. He will be sadly missed.

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