Donald Lee Laughner

May 8, 2020

Donald Lee Laughner, 63, of West Lafayette and formerly of Frankfort, passed away May 8, 2020 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born on October 1, 1956 in Frankfort to Marilyn Joan (Archey) Laughner.  He married Grace L. Adams on August 6, 1976 in Forest and she survives.

Don attended Frankfort Schools and was a 1975 graduate of Clinton Central High School.  In his early years, he worked for Ranch Supermarket in Frankfort.  After earning his Life Insurance License, he worked for 43 years as an agent with Western and Southern Life and retired in January 2018 from Farm Bureau in Delphi.  He was a former member of Forest Baptist Church and loved his cats, yard work, and cleaning cars.

Memorial donations may be made in Don’s honor to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN  46041 or the Tippecanoe County Humane Society, 1705 South 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN 47905.

Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be live streamed on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2 p.m., please click on the link to participate.

Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, the service will be live streamed at 2 p.m. Tuesday. To participate, please use the link on our website. Friends may visit Noon until the time of service on Tuesday with restrictions by our Governor limiting attendance to 25 people in the funeral home at one time.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Frankfort. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife, Grace are his Son: Dustin L. (Jessica) Laughner of Boswell, Sisters: Christine (Gerry) Bunn and Tena (Rick) Fox both of Frankfort; Brother: Jeff (Tina) Laughner of Frankfort; Sister-in-law: Donna (Jim) Calabro of Kokomo; Brothers-in-law: Jay D. Adams and Donald D. Adams both of Gahanna, OH; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Friends, along with his favorite cat: Sissy.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his mother and in-laws: JD and Joyce Adams.


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26 Condolences for “Donald Lee Laughner”

  1. Brenda Kallner May 9, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Grace I am so sorry for your loss. Can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. These times are hard enough but, to loose your husband so sudden. If you need anything I am here to help in. Will pray for you all in these tough times.

  2. Jessica Rector May 9, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I’m so sorry Grace, and the rest of your family. Thinking of you

  3. Patty and Dave Brumbarger May 9, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Sending my condolences to you my friend Grace and Dustin. It was such a shock to hear of Don’s passing. May you know you are in my thought’s and prayers, now and always. I realaise the road ahead is going to be difficult, may God comfort you as you go through this time. But most of all know you have family and friends. Hugs

  4. Sandi ramey May 9, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    Grace Dustin and Jessica we are so sorry for the loss of your husband and dad father in law. Keeping you all in my prayers through this diffcult time. If you all need anything dont hesistate to ask .love sandi n eddy ramey

  5. Marilyn Abbott May 10, 2020 at 12:45 am

    So sorry for your loss!

  6. Monica sanders May 10, 2020 at 7:43 am

    My heart goes out to to you all. There are no words except you know in your heart he is now without any pain if any kind. He is in Gods arms and will now watch over you and your family as your guardian angel. He will never leave you. God bless you and please know you are truly loved by many.

  7. Joy Neal May 10, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Grace and family, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you comfort and peace. Class of ’75.

  8. Debbie (Strawn) Avery May 10, 2020 at 9:33 am

    With deepest sympathy, Grace & family. Will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers at this very difficult time.

  9. Bill Smith May 10, 2020 at 10:54 am

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Sending prayers for peace and comfort. Bill Anna and Dylan Smith

  10. Kathy Welch-Martin May 10, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Grace and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Don was one of the good guys.

  11. Ann Ohl May 10, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Grace & family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You have by deepest sympathy.

  12. Jane Werner May 10, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Grace, Dustin Tena and families, I was so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers.

  13. Gaye Summitt May 10, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Gary and I are so sorry to learn of Don’s passing. We enjoyed his landscaping. He helped us so much when we moved next door. May you find comfort in your many happy memories! Hugs and prayers! 💙🙏💙

    Gary and Gaye

  14. Don Kressley May 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and the family. Good memories of our time in high school.

  15. Monica Lafferty Kiger May 10, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Grace and family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

  16. Rhonda Houser May 10, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Grace, and Dustin..I’m so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and many prayers are with you and your whole family.

  17. Jerry Stinson May 11, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Grace sorry to hear about Don he was a good person and always a friend. god be with you and dustin rip buddy

  18. Mark and Leanna Sheets May 11, 2020 at 11:27 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  19. Marsha Evans May 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Dear Grace my heart goes out to you! Someday when this virus is gone I will come and give you a Big Cousin Hug 🤗
    In spirit I will be with you for the service for Don. My love and prayers are with you and your family during the difficult time. Take care Love Marsha

  20. Joni Marcum -Hendrix May 11, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Tene and Jeff and family I’m so sorry for your lost Don was a very kind person. You and your family are in my prayers..

  21. Michael Turner May 12, 2020 at 9:44 am

    So sorry for your loss. Don was our agent for many years until he retired. I had a lot of respect for him, he was a good man & he always had a whitty comment. We still kept in touch through social media. He will be missed & your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Dan & Rita Huffer May 12, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Love & Prayers to family so sorry for your loss., fly high. Rest In Peace ☮️

  23. Tim and Timmy Bundy May 12, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Very Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻

  24. Randy Wellman May 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Grace, I am so sorry to hear about Don. He was a great guy. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  25. Carol Sheffer May 15, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Grace, Dustin & Jessica,
    So very sorry for your loss. I will truly miss Don. Always enjoyed talking to him at family gatherings.
    Hold on to your good memories as they will last forever as his love for you. Love you all. May 8th was a very tough day for all of us.

  26. Richard Lewis November 4, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Just found out about Don’s passing. Heart-felt condolences…Donny was a true friend. May God Bless Gracie and family.

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