In Memoriam
Roy Laudette
1/83rd Artillery (1966-67)

Rest in Peace


Roy Laudette (Deceased April 17, 2017).

Veteran of HQ Battery 1/83rd Artillery 1966-1967.

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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