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Russell "Bud" D. Laughlin
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Obituary for Russell "Bud" D. Laughlin

Russell D. Laughlin, Jr., "Bud", age 90, of Shakopee, Minnesota, passed away peacefully, at home, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, with his family by his side.
Bud was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 25, 1927, he was the only son of Russell D. Laughlin, Sr. and Heloise (Howitt) Laughlin. He joined his 2 step-sisters, Claire and Marion.
Bud started in the restaurant business at DuPar's in Los Angeles, where he met his wife-to-be, Colleen Fitzpatrick. They were married June 30, 1948, started a family, then moved to Colleen's hometown, Waverly, Minnesota, in 1961. Running various restaurants, the family finally settled in Shakopee, in 1965, taking over the North Star Café on Highway 169. It was the family business and hometown restaurant for 25 years. Many generations of families and friends grew up frequenting the North Star Café.
Bud is preceded in death by his wife, Colleen; parents; sisters and spouses. He is survived by sons and daughter, Michael, Patrick (Karen), Dennis (friend, Mary), Erin, and Sean (Char); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Interment will be held in the Spring, in Waverly, Minnesota.


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