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Kevin "Gopher" H. Laughnan, 51, of Ellsworth

Kevin "Gopher" H. Laughnan, 51, of Ellsworth, died Friday, May 15, 2009, at his home. Kevin was born Febr. 10, 1958, in Red Wing, 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 will be 7 p.m. today at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Beldenville, with the Rev. John Sutherland officiating. Friends are invited to call at the church from 4 p.m. until time of services.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

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