Leo Vaughn, RedfieldLeo Raymond Vaughn, 77, Redfield, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his home in Redfield. Funeral services were held on May 21 at the United Methodist Church in Redfield with Reverend Stephen Perry officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield.
Leo Raymond Vaughn, 77, Redfield, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his home in Redfield. Funeral services were held on May 21 at the United Methodist Church in Redfield with Reverend Stephen Perry officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield.
He was born March 23, 1933 in Tripp County, SD, to Dallas and Dorothy (Bennett) Vaughn. He grew up and attended school in Gregory County.
He worked for area farmers for years before entering the United States Army. He served during the Korean War from 1953 to 1956, and served overseas for 14 months before his discharge.
On June 21, 1958, he married Melva Smith in Gregory.
He started working in the newspaper business as a printer in 1957 in Gregory before moving to Redfield in 1962. Leo worked at the Redfield Press until he retired in 1998. He worked as a custodian at the United Methodist Church for several years after his retirement.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Steven and wife, Jill, of Dallas, Texas, and Kevin and wife, Patty, of Warner; a sister, Belle Ravellette, Philip; brothers Don Vaughn and wife, Lue, of Colome; Derald Vaughn and wife, Jo, Burke; Lloyd Vaughn and wife, Sally, Mitchell; Jim Vaughn and wife, Judy, of Golden, Colo.; Jerry Vaughn and wife, Bev, Burke; Dennis Vaughn and wife, Cindy, Dallas, and Randy Vaughn, Newell; a brother-in-law, Fred Fode, Arizona; and a sister-in-law Claudia Vaughn, Mitchell; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a sister, Lois; and two broters: Billy and Merle.
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