Donald C. Launhardt

Donald C. Launhardt age 83 of Collinsville, IL, born July 5, 1930 in Collinsville, passed away at 8:35pm on Friday August 9, 2013 at his residence.

Don was a retired farmer having spent his life on the family farm and a retired electrician after 35 years of service with Monsanto in Sauget, IL.  He was a 1948 graduate of Collinsville High School, was a Korean War Air Force veteran, a member of the American Legion Post #365 of Collinsville, Madison County Farm Bureau, and a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Collinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl F. and Magdalena nee Lorenz Launhardt.

He is survived by two brothers; Robert Launhardt of Pinehurst, ID, and Norman (June) Launhardt of Collinsville, two sisters; Irene (Dr. Robert) Newell of Bellingham, WA, and Joan (Alfred) Hendricks of Cabool, MO, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 10am to 11am on Monday August 12, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11am on Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Douglas Nicely and Rev. Alvin Kollmann officiating.

Memorials may be made to KFUO Radio 85 Founders Lane, St. Louis, MO 63105, or Lutheran Hour Ministries 660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO 63141, or the Salvation Army 3010 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63103.

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