Allen Thomas "Tommy" Laudwig

Allen Thomas "Tommy" Laudwig


Allen Thomas “Tommy” Laudwig, 81, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday (September 7, 2014) with his family at his side under the care of Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

The son of Lee W. and Maude (Brawner) Laudwig, he was born March 18, 1933 and was raised in the Bullion Community.

Tommy is survived by one son, Allen Laudwig and wife Angie of Kirksville, MO; four daughters, Anita Coffman of Kirksville, MO, Annette Griffel and husband Kevin of Kirksville, MO, Alinda Laudwig of Kirksville, MO and Amy Summers and husband Joe of Greentop, MO; fifteen grandchildren, Austin Laudwig and wife Marta, Ashley Graham and husband Matt, Alyssa Laudwig, Aric Laudwig, Jason Laudwig and wife Debra, Jessica Coffman, Jillian Veach and husband Dusty, Jaxon Laudwig, Dillon Griffel, Cody Griffel, Jesse Griffel, Wyatt Griffel, Parker Laudwig, Logan Summers, and Morgan Summers, and six great-grandchildren, Keira Laudwig, Bristol Laudwig, Maddix Veach, Diezel Veach, Denali Coffman, Marc Griffel, and Baby Graham on the way. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Olena Nash and Geneva Crandall; one brother, Glen in infancy, and one great-granddaughter, Piper Laudwig.

Tommy was proud that his grandparents were German immigrants. He graduated from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1951. He served two years active duty in the U.S. Navy on an Aircraft Carrier that earned three stars during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1960. Tommy then began farming and working in construction.

Tommy enjoyed fairs, rodeo’s, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Mizzou Tigers. He was very honored with the Premier Hampshire Award 8 times at the Missouri State Fair and his family was just recently honored with the MO State Fair champion Hampshire Boar in 2014. He also sold breeding swine that were exported to Korea and Japan. One of his greatest loves was helping and watching his grandkids with their 4-H and FFA projects and following their sports interest.

Public visitation will be held Thursday (September 11, 2014) with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday (September 12, 2014) at Travis-Noe Funeral Home, with Chaplain Carrol Davenport officiating. Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Bullion Cemetery, southeast of Kirksville.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Tommy Laudwig may be made to the NEMO Fair (Swine project) or to Hospice of Northeast Missouri. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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