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Allan Johannes Laukka, age 87, of Swannanoa, NC, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Portland, ME. He was born on April 24, 1932 in New York City, NY to the late Arne John Laukka and Aino Amanda Serafina Gronroos. Allan was a United States Air Force and Korean War Veteran. He also worked for customer relations as a claim clerk for the U.S. Post Office and was a member of Swannanoa First Baptist Church. Along with his parents, Allan was also predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children and his brother Henry Laukka who was killed in a plane crash. He is survived by his wife, Sisko Sylvia Helena Tervo Laukka "Helena"; his sons, Terry Laukka of Warren, ME and Kevin Laukka of Waldoboro, ME; his daughters, Sherri Lynn Donaldson of Lake Worth, FL and Tracy Wyllie of Union, ME; his brother, Leo Laukka of Union, ME; his three grandchildren; his five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in Finland.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Friday, October 11, 2019 in the chapel of the West Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. The VA Hospice Chaplin Jeremiah Richards, Rev. Dan Snyder and the Rev. Dr. Jeff Dowdy will be officiating. The family asks that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Building for Eternity First Baptist Church at 503 Park Street, Swannanoa, NC 28778 or to the Valor Hospice Unit-Charles George VA Medical Center at 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805. Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Laukka Family.
Charles George VA Medical Center - Valor Hospice Unit
1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805
First Baptist Church of Swannanoa - Building for Eternity
503 Park Street, Swannanoa NC 28778
There's still time to send flowers to the Memorial Service at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery at 2:00 PM on October 11, 2019.
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