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Francis D Laffey

March 11, 1939 — April 3, 2023

Yankton

Francis D. Laffey, age 84 of Yankton, passed away, Monday, April 3, 2023 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, Monday, April 10 at Goglin Funeral Home in Yankton.

A memorial Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton.

Francis was born March 11, 1939 to Mark and Dorothy (Horstmeyer) Laffey in Stickney, SD. He graduated from small engine repair school. Francis married Jeanne Martin June 12, 1962 in Mitchell, SD.

Francis worked for years as a mechanic, doing boat motor repair and lawn service. He was a wiz at fixing toy tractors. He loved to go to auctions, looking for a bargain, which he could refurbish, especially toys. He truly was a kid at heart. He enjoyed going to toy shows and had quite a collection of toy tractors. Francis loved to talk to people. Everyone he met was a friend.

Francis was a member of Moose Lodge and Tri State Old Iron Association.

Francis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne; siblings, Lennis and Marie Laffey of Mitchell, SD, Dallas and Joyce Laffey of Tripp, SD and Carol Larsen of St. Helena, Nebraska along with many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Dorothy Laffey and sister, Sharon Sorenson.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Francis to The Center, 900 Whiting Drive, Yankton, SD.

 

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Visitation

Monday, April 10, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Yankton

807 W 31st St, Yankton, SD 57078

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Prayer Service

Monday, April 10, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Yankton

807 W 31st St, Yankton, SD 57078

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Memorial Mass

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Benedict Catholic Church

1500 St Benedict Dr, Yankton, SD 57078

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