Funeral Mass for SGM
(Retired) Roy Wilfred Laudette will be 10:00
a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Holy Family
Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy Ruckel and
Deacon Tom Biles officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow
in Post Cemetery, Fort Sill.
SGM (Retired) Roy Wilfred Laudette, age 94,
Elgin, died Monday, April 17, 2017 in
Lawton. He was born October 27, 1922 in
Taftville, Connecticut to Jesse and
Bernadette G. (Benoit) Laudette. He grew up
in Connecticut and graduated high school. He
married Lois Sinor on June 9, 1959 in
Henrietta, Texas. She died February 9, 1992.
He then married Elizabeth “Betty” Schoch in
Lawton and she died January 31, 2017.
Roy served in the U.S. Army for almost 29
years and an additional five years in the
National Guard. His awards include the
National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct
Medal with Silver Clasp – 3 Loops, Vietnam
Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with
60 Device, Army Commendation Medal with 3rd
Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Vietnam
Gallantry Cross with Palm, American Campaign
Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army
Occupation Medal (Germany), three Overseas
Service Bars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
Medal, Bronze Star Medal with 3rd Oak Leaf
Cluster and the Vietnam Civic Action Honor
Medal. Following his retirement from the
Army he worked for Civil Service at Fort
Sill, retiring in 1986. His last position
was working in the Optic Shop.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church
in Elgin and the VFW.
He is survived by two children, Barbara
Sapieha and husband Richard, Norwich,
Connecticut and Tyler Laudette, Shawnee,
Oklahoma; six step-children, James Winn,
Marston, Missouri, Beni B. Borders, Shawnee,
Oklahoma, Patricia Held, Lawton, Vicki
Craig, Moore, Oklahoma, Henry Schoch,
Lawton, and Barbara Stolzer, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania; numerous grandchildren, great
grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
His son, Michael Roy Laudette, two brothers
and two sisters preceded him in death.
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