Rev. Roy Laudermilk, 89
Rev. Roy Franklin Laudermilk, 89, of Lafayette, passed away at 8:10 pm Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Mary Health Care.
He was born January 24, 1927, in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, to the late William and Violet (Bee) Laudermilk.
Roy served in the United States Navy from February 8, 1944 to October 13, 1947. During his service he was aboard the USS Princeton.
Roy was a United Methodist Minister for over 50 years, touching hundreds of lives with love and compassion.
He was very proud of receiving his private pilots license and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his children, Thomas Laudermilk of Maple Grove, MN, Susan Schultz (husband Tom) of Chicago, IL, Melody Stiak (husband Rocky) of Valparaiso and Nathan Laudermilk of Ohio. Along with his children he is survived by his loving partner, RoseMary Elzey of Lafayette, two brothers, Jack Laudermilk and Gerald Laudermilk (wife Elizabeth) both of MA and a sister, Irene Nitzsche of OH as well as his grandchildren, Tishala, Jennifer, Matthew, Brian, Katherine and Christopher and great grandchildren, Benjiman, Everett, Henry and Olivia.
Roy was preceded in death by son, James Roy Laudermilk, two brothers, William and James Laudermilk and a sister Lennora McMahon.
Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Stidham United Methodist Church, 5300 S. Co Rd 175 W. Lafayette, IN 47905 with Rev. David Inskeep officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso.
Those wishing may contribute in Roy's name to Lafayette Urban Ministry at 420 N. 4th St Lafayette, IN 47901-2213.
You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com
Published by Journal & Courier on Mar. 7, 2016.