Clayton McLaughlin


October 20, 1932 - March 7, 2021


Clayton McLaughlin, 88, of White Lake, SD formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Downtown First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. A visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Masks are strongly encouraged. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Clayton LeRoy McLaughlin was born October 20, 1932, to George and Myrtle McLaughlin in Pierre, SD. He lived in Draper, SD all his “growing up” years. During his teen years, Clayton worked for area farmers, and later worked for C. H. Lien, Mauer Construction in Iowa, and Lindekugel Construction in Mitchell until he began working for Northwestern Public Services. Clayton then retired from Northwestern after 26 years of service.

Clayton served his country from 1953 to 1955. While stationed in Korea, he met the cousin of his future wife. Clayton was united in marriage to Annie Elliott on January 21, 1956.

Clayton is survived by his two children, David (Cheri) McLaughlin of Monroe, IA and Connie McLaughlin of Wessington Springs, SD; two granddaughters, Tamara (Dave) Williams and Alison McLaughlin; great-granddaughter, Maleah Marcum; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie; parents; brothers, Chester, Earl (Mickey), and Laverne; sisters, Lucile Blocker and Arlene Volmer.



Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10:30 AM
Downtown First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Eliza wagner on March 20, 2021
He was always kind and caring when I worked at the nursing home he will be missed
Posted by Pudge Lisa Pibal on March 11, 2021
Dave, we are so very sorry for your loss. Really enjoyed the video. You have a a beautiful family. Hope you are doing well. Take care.
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on March 11, 2021
Thoughts and prayers Connie and David🙏💛🙏
Posted by Betty Fortier on March 10, 2021
My thoughts and prayers to the Clayton family.
Posted by Tammy Sydow on March 10, 2021
Deepest sympathy. Will be praying and thinking of you.
Posted by Rhonda McGregor on March 10, 2021
Dave, Connie & family - so sorry to hear of Clayton's passing. He was such a joy at the nursing home, I will truly miss him. He & Annie are together again. May God grant you peace at this difficult time, you remain in my thoughts & Prayers
Posted by Dawn Ward Hanson on March 9, 2021
So sad to see this, I always enjoyed visiting with Ann & Clayton when our paths crossed. Dave, Connie & family - I will keep you in my thought & prayers❤
Posted by Dawn Ward Hanson on March 9, 2021
So sad to see this, I always enjoyed visiting with Ann & Clayton when our paths crossed. Dave, Connie & family - I will keep you in my thought & prayers❤
Posted by Denise Griffith on March 9, 2021
Sorry to learn of a loss of great uncle Clayton. He was close in age to my mom Beverly. Much thanks to a service in the army during the Korean War. a
And he will be missed very much
Posted by Melva Herried on March 9, 2021
Connie, your family has my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Earlene Antes, Tiffany Cones and family. on March 8, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are extended towards the family. May God wrap his arms around you during this time.
Posted by Roger & Sandra Smith on March 8, 2021
So sorry for your loss , we were neighbors to Ann and Clayton years back , always loved to talk to our boys , very nice people, Prayers sent to the family.
Posted by Carol Hasz on March 8, 2021
Connie and David, your dad was one of a kind and always had a friendly welcome for me. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Marilyn Hedblom on March 8, 2021
Rest in Peace now Clayton.. You are with your beloved Ann.
Sincere Sympathy to all the loved ones you left behind...
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