William O. Caughey, 78
William O. Caughey died Feb. 15, 2013, at his home in Brainerd.
He was born Feb. 24, 1934, to Preston and Martha (Hohensee) Caughey. He was a lifelong resident of Daggett Brook Township, where he was born on the family farm and he farmed and resided all of his life. He married Alice Busbey Sept. 1, 1956. He served on the Daggett Brook Town Board and was a member of the Farmers Union for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; children, Lonnie Caughey (Liz), Anita Reiner (Leigh), Karen Gordon (Tim), Dennis Caughey, Lorie Waytashek (Ted), Darin Caughey (Donna) and Jill Fleischhacker (Jason); grandchildren, Michael, David and Russ Reiner, Kari Gordon, Nathan Tautges, Angela Waytashek, Travis Waytashek, Hanna Caughey, Kyle Caughey, Amber Fleischhacker and Kayla Fleischhacker; great-grandchild, Harlie Tautges; sisters, Bonnie Olson and Marion Siegel; brother-in-law, Mile Buehler; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Caughey and Betty Caughey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eugene, Norman and Francis; and sisters, Kathleen Buehler, Marjorie Dwyer and Lois Siegel.
As per William’s wishes, his body was donated to medical science. A celebration of life was held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the St. Mathias Pavilion.