Jack Herman McLaury


July 27, 1923 - October 7, 2011


Jack Herman McLaury was born July 27, 1923, at Milltown, SD, to Herman and Mabel (Hayes) McLaury. He grew up in Milltown and graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II. He lived in California then returned to South Dakota. On October 1, 1949, he married Ruth Wittenhagen in Luverne, MN. They lived in Mitchell, where he farmed and was employed at Hormel for 28 years. He was a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, four children: Judy Tews and husband Douglas of Minnetonka, MN; Terry McLaury and wife Theresa of Omaha, NE; John McLaury and wife Jane of Huron; James McLaury and wife Paula of Tea; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters: Genevieve Kapsch of Sioux Falls, SD; Maxine Doorn of Grain Valley, MO; and Gerry Catassi of San Francisco, CA.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jacalyn McLaury Splitt in 1996, three brothers, five sisters and his parents.


Sunday, October 9, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, October 10, 2011
10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff
Mitchell, South Dakota


Military Graveside Service
Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Maxine Vera (McLaury) Dorn, Grain Valley on June 23, 2019
He was my older brother and my friend. We were two years apart. I am the last of the thirteen children alive. I am the remaining child. What s great memory of Milltown, South Dakota school days and living in the Mennonite colony. Condolences --I loved my brother, he was a great man. 816-456-7730 is my daughter's phone number. No one told me several of my beloved siblings died and we were so out of touch that I didn't know they passed. I'm 93 years old now. I wish all my extended family well.
Posted by The Wilson Family on October 28, 2011
Ruth & Family, We are sorry to hear of Jack's passing. We are praying that you'll sense Godís presence in this time of grief. Our thoughts are with you. Florence, Lloyd & Nancy Wilson
Posted by Bryan Sambo on October 16, 2011
To my Aunt Ruth and all of my cousins,
I am very sorry for Jack's passing. He was a great guy and an uncle I really respected. I have fond memories of him from a visit to KC back in the early 70's and of his hospitality when my mom and I came to visit for pheasant season for a few years in the mid 1990's. Rest in peace, Jack.

Ruth and family,
If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I love you all.

Bryan Sambo
Divide, Colorado
Posted by Kelly Hills on October 10, 2011
I was sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Peace be with you all at this difficult time. My prayers are with you all.
Posted by Jodi Juhnke Rearick on October 9, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Jacks passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. He will missed.

Kenny, Jodi, Tyler,and Wyatt Rearick
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