Melvin R. Laundon

Apr 17, 2014

Feb. 17, 1920 — March 26, 2008

WELLINGTON — Melvin R. Laundon, 88, of Wellington, died Wednesday evening at The Elms Nursing Home in Wellington.

 He was born Feb. 17, 1920 in Elyria and had lived most of his life in the Wellington and Kipton area. 

He was a 1938 graduate of North Ridgeville High School. 

He was in the Army during World War II, serving in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, and the Ardennes.  He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  For his actions he received five Bronze Service Stars. 

Following the war, he was a farmer and a bus driver for Firelands Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1988.  He was a member of Camden Baptist Church.

 He is survived by his sister Marian (James) Woodrum, of Oberlin and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bertha (Sharp) Laundon.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper St., Wakeman, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Larry Nocella officiating. Burial will follow in Camden Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Camden Baptist Church, 17901 Ohio 511 Wellington, Ohio 44090.

Online condolences may be made at www.mormanfh.com.