Paul David McLaughlin

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 1946
Date of Passing: 
Monday, October 4, 2021

Paul David McLaughlin passed away peacefully with his family present on Monday, October 4, 2021 at Wooster Community Hospital.

Paul was born January 23, 1946 in Barnesville, OH, to Hugh & Viola Reischman McLaughlin. 

Paul is survived by his wife Dianne Hartzler McLaughlin, whom he married April 23, 1972. 

Paul is also survived by his sons Shane (Susie) of Lake Forest, CA., Darby (Sarah), of Wooster, OH., Grandchildren, Kayla, Brooke, Quinton, Dugan, Haley, Vayda McLaughlin and 2 very special Godchildren, Austen & Kierstyn Wood.  Siblings Martha Vandervort of Lincoln, NE., John McLaughlin, Tom McLaughlin, Karl McLaughlin, Karen Worley and Linda McLaughlin of Colorado. Paul is also survived by many nieces & nephews. 

Paul was preceded in death by his dear son Jason McLaughlin, his parents and 3 siblings

Paul retired from Maibach Tractor & Becker Farms Trucking. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Paul liked collecting everything!  He was especially proud of his 1000 + piece toy tractor collection.  He also was proud of his antique Oliver tractors and his antique cars, of which his 1970 Charger was his favorite.  He loved to go to car and tractor shows and tractor pulls.  He enjoyed cheering on his grandkids in all their sporting events.  He spent his last week before he got sick at the Wayne County Fair watching his grandkids show.  He never missed a fair in 50+ years.

Calling hours will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church (9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster OH, 44691), from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Sunday, October 10, 2021.  Private family graveside service will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster OH 4461.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster OH 4461


Calling hours will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church (9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster OH, 44691), from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Sunday, October 10, 2021


Private family graveside services will be held


Sorry for your loss

Very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed farm talk with Paul. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

We’re so sorry for your loss. Paul will be sorely missed. Love and prayers for his family.

My thoughts and prayers are with your families during this time. He was always so kind no matter how he was feeling. I will never forget him calling you The Warden!

Our sympathy in the loss of Paul. He loved life, agriculture and his family. He will be missed. May God's peace and comfort be with all of the family.

Sorry to here Paul passed just talked to him at the Ford garage car show my condolences to the family we never know our time here so we must be ready to accept our lord and Savior so we will meet and live in paradise. Bless the family. Dave

We are sorry to hear the very sad news about Paul, and hope that many good memories will help you through this sad time. Our sincere condolences to Dianne and family.

Sorry to here Paul passed Saw and talked to him at the Ford car show in millersburg condolences to the family Dave

Our deepsest sympathies to you all, we will miss talking, joking and teasing we always enjoyed with Paul. Prayers for you all.

So sorry to learn of Paul's passing. Without a doubt, I have lost a lifetime friend. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, 10-4.

To Paul's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

We are so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. He was such a good friend, we've had so many good times with him at our Mid-Ohio Mopar's car shows, downtown cruise in's and any other car events around Wayne County over the year's. He was always so happy & positive and always joking around with everyone, we always looked forward to talking to him & will truly miss his smiling face. Our sympathy goes out to Dianne and the family you are all in our prayer's.

Our deepest sympathy to Diane and all of the family. I was surprised when I saw it in the paper. R.I.P Paul.

So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Hugs and love to you and your family in this difficult time, Dianne.

So very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Hugs, love, and prayers for peace to you and your family in this difficult time, Dianne.

Dianne and Family:
Our condolences to you on Paul's passing. God bless.

Chuck Swysgood

Deepest sympathy to Dianne and all the family.
Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Matt, Mindy, Kalei, and Layne Shriver

Sending you my deepest sympathy! Hope you remember me, I worked at the Wayne County National Bank with you! I have lived in Idaho for over 29 years! I always get homesick during Wayne County Fair week! Big hugs to you and your family! Carolyn Immel Nelson

Sorry for your loss I always injoyed talking to Paul sending prayers for the family

So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I will miss my Oliver toy tractor buddy...Bob

I was saddened to hear of Paul's passing. The Class of 1964 Humboldt Ks send our Condolences & sorrowful add Paul's mame to our memory boards. God Bless each of you as you go thru your grief. Thoughts & prayers your way!!

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