Rural 06

Dennis Leon Laffin

March 30, 1945 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 77)


Dennis Leon Laffin, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at his rural Rockford home.

Born March 30, 1945, in Mercer County, he was the son of Dwight & Minnie (Brehm) Laffin.

His wife of 58 years, Gloria (Fickert) Laffin, survives, along with their daughters: Dawn (Doug) Marvel of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Diana (Gene) Hynde of Muskegon, Michigan, four grandchildren: Ashley (Ethan) Miller, Toby Marvel (fiancée Laura Fawzi), Blaine Hynde, and Kennedy Hynde, and a great grandchild, Maddox Miller.

Dennis is also survived by his sisters: Jannis (Dan) Osterloh, Cinda (Bob) Cook, and Trude Laffin, all from Celina, and his brother and sisters-in-law: Wayne (Sally) Fickert of Rockford, and Pamela Laffin of Celina.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Darryl “Doc” Laffin.

A veteran of the United States Army, Dennis served with the Big Red 1 during the Vietnam War.  After attending Celina High School, Dennis was a lifelong farmer, and worked for 22 years at General Electric in Decatur.

Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family.  He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchild, and loved following their sporting events and activities.  Dennis was also an avid hunter and fisherman all of his life.  He was a lifelong member of the former St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Rockford, where he served the church in many various roles.    

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 28, at St. Paul’s Country Church of Rockford, 1538 Oregon Rd., Rockford. Pastor Douglas Meyer is officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Country Church Cemetery.

Calling Hours are 3:00-7:00 PM, Friday, May 27, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, and 10:00-11:00 AM on Saturday, at the church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to EverHeart Hospice or St. Paul’s Country Church of Rockford.


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Funeral Service
May 28, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Country Church
1538 Oregon Rd.
Rockford, OH 45882

Please note
Calling Hours are 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 27, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, and before the Funeral Service on Saturday, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, at St. Paul's Country Church of Rockford.
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