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Eldon McLaughlin

July 14, 1935 — June 21, 2015

Eureka-Eldon R. "Mac" McLaughlin, 79, of Eureka passed away at 5:22 pm on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on July 14, 1935 in Congerville, IL to Clarence and Mary Serpette McLaughlin. He married Catherine O. Wilson on March 21, 1954 in Congerville, IL. She passed away on July 20, 2014.

Surviving are one daughter, Julie (Terry) Everett of El Paso, IL; three sons, Mike (Jo Ellen) McLaughlin of Eureka, IL; Patrick (Diane) McLaughlin of Farmington, IL; Joe (Kevyn) McLaughlin of Washington, IL; one sister, Helen (Ken) Miller of Congerville, IL; five grandchildren, Logan (Abby) Everett, Amanda McLaughlin (fiancé Chuck Woods), Luke (Ami) McLaughlin, Dewghan McLaughlin, Teagan McLaughlin, and one great-grandchild, Ava McLaughlin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clarence "Bud" McLaughlin.

Mac owned and operated Mac's Standard Station in Eureka and Goodfield for 35 years.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at New Castle Bible Church in Mackinaw. Church pastors will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Castle Bible Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JUN 24. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

New Castle Bible Church
Mackinaw, IL

Funeral service

JUN 24. 11:00 AM (CDT)

New Castle Bible Church
Mackinaw, IL

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