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Kevin "Gopher" H. Laughnan, 51

Kevin "Gopher" H. Laughnan, 51, of Ellsworth, died Friday, May 15, 2009 at his home.

Kevin was born Feb. 10, 1958 in Red Wing, Minn., the son of James and Audrey (Christiansen) Laughnan.

Gopher worked for various farmers in the area throughout the years.  He enjoyed fixing things and adored his nieces and nephew.

Kevin is survived by his girlfriend, Shelly Haselman, Ellsworth; two children, Luke and Abbie, Maiden Rock; mother, Audrey (Roger) Christiansen-Eng; siblings, Faye Glaus, Roger (Pauline) Laughnan, and Judy Sawczynec, all of Ellsworth. He is further survived by many nieces and one nephew, great nieces and nephews.

His father, James, and brother in-law, Gary Glaus, preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Kevin were held 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Beldenville.  The Rev. John Sutherland officiated.  Friends were invited to call at the church from 4 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is assisting the family.