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Memorial created 06-8-2009 by
Lisa Downs
Dwight V. Lauman
April 1 1931 - June 7 2009

Dwight V. Lauman, 78, died peacefully of natural causes at his home in Lynnwood, WA on June 7, 2009.  Dwight was born April 1, 1931 in Michigan City, IN to Neil and Orma Lauman.

Dwight retired as an Audit Supervisor for the State of Indiana in its Employment Security Division after 38 years of service, and earned his  Public Accountant credential in 1970. A graduate of Indiana University and the South Bend College of Commerce, he lived in Michigan City, Valparaiso, Gary, and Chesterton, IN prior to moving to Lynnwood in 2007. He and his wife, Sallianne, also co-owned and operated the Broad Horizons Travel agency in Chesterton from 1984 to 2002.

A veteran of the United States Army, Dwight served in the military during the time of the Korean War, from 1952 to 1960.  He was a member of the John Franklin Miller American Legion Post in Michigan City and of the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association.

In his free time, Dwight enjoyed travel (especially cruising), philately, and photography. He was also an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and University of Notre Dame football.

A beloved husband and father, Dwight will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  They would like to extend their sincere thanks to Providence of Seattle Hospice, Dr. Nancy Connolly, and the Seattle Veterans Administration.

Survivors include: Sallianne (Jones) Lauman, his wife of 41 years; daughter Lisa (Lauman) Downs and husband Chris of Redmond, WA; son Bradley Lauman and wife Dina of Rockford, IL; stepson Michael Bilski and wife Chris Jaeggi of Arlington Heights, IL; stepdaughter Sally (Bilski) Parker and husband Bret of Cypress, TX; and grandson James Lauman. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Colleen Gannuch and his brother, Neil.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Dwight’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or you can donate through his page on the Alzheimer's Association Web site Dwight's body has been donated for research to the University of Washington Medical School. A private celebration of his life will be held in Indiana.

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