Dorothy E. Laughlin
Date of Birth
July 5, 1920
Storm Lake, Iowa
Entered into Rest
January 2, 2017
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, January 6, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Thursday, January 5, 2017 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


American Legion #129 Auxiliary, VFW #9776 Auxiliary, or First Christian Church, Ashland, NE.

Dorothy E. Laughlin, 96, of Ashland, NE, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE.  She was born July 5, 1920 in Storm Lake, IA to Gunnard and Carrie (Asphalm) Johnson.  Dorothy attended Albert City Public School.  On June 24, 1938, she was married to Myron Warren Laughlin.  Dorothy was the head cook at Ashland-Greenwood Schools until her retirement.

Dorothy enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting, reading, and most of all spending time with her family.  She was a member of the American Legion #129 Auxiliary, VFW #9776 Auxiliary, First Christian Church, and the First Christian Ladies.

She is survived by children: Allen (Berniece) Laughlin of Platte City, MO, Michael (Sharon) Laughlin of Ashland; Tacie (Harold) DeBrie of Greenwood; 16 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren; brothers: Roy Johnson and Donald Johnson; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Myron Laughlin; special friend Floyd Smith; sons and daughters-in-law: Larry and Sue Laughlin, Dan and Bev Laughlin; brothers: William Johnson and George Johnson; great-granddaughter Nicole Schmidt; and great-grandson Michael Townsend.

Condolences for Dorothy E. Laughlin
  1. Carol Herman
    • January 3, 2017 - 3 years ago

    I am so sorry for the family and friends of Grandma Dorothy. You all know that she was dearly loved by many. She is in a better place. God bless you as you cherish the many memories of her and her beautiful smile.
    Carol Herman

  2. Chris Dickes
    • January 3, 2017 - 3 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a great lady who was always wearing a smile. She will be missed by many

  3. Gary & Dixie Laughlin
    • January 4, 2017 - 3 years ago

    To all of Aunt Dorothy’s Family…We are so sorry for your loss. She was the last Aunt we had…We thought of her as one of the dearest people we ever knew. Gary has such fond memories of both she and Uncle Myron. Wish we could be there with all of you but our age and the weather just don’t fit together. Take care and know we will be there in thought and prayer. Love to all!!!

  4. Krista and Mike Simpson
    • January 5, 2017 - 3 years ago

    Dorothy was our neighbor for many years. All of our children have treated her as their adopted Grandmother and loved spending time visiting with her. She was such a sweet soul and we will dearly miss her. My husband especially missed her cookies. Dorothy touched many lives in such a positive way, she will have a special place in heaven. Godspeed my friend.

  5. Wendy Redding
    • January 6, 2017 - 3 years ago

    So sorry for you loss Laughlin family. Dorothy was such a sweet lady with her big smile, even when I had to wake her up at 5am for shower day. You will be missed Dorothy.

  6. Michael Vance
    • January 16, 2017 - 3 years ago

    My condolences to the Laughlin family. I remember Dorothy as a quiet, loving member of the community with an active family around her. I know she will be missed by many.

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