Obituary of Gwen Ellen Laudenslager
Gwen Ellen Laudenslager, 80, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021 in Melbourne, FL. Gwen was born in Harrisburg, PA on November 28, 1940 to the late Leslie & Thelma Shade and grew up in Newport, PA.
Gwen relocated to Florida in the early 70’s and called Eau Gallie her home for the rest of her life. She was a pillar of her community, serving tirelessly for years as President of the Eau Gallie Little League, team Mom, and player agent. Gwen owned and ran Aurora Sports for over 30 years and was an avid quilter and seamstress.
Gwen was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, John “Rosey” Laudenslager, his sons John, Jr. and Michael Laudenslager, and her beloved grandson, Jared Campbell.
Survivors include her children Ronald and his wife Suzanne Campbell, Jerry and his wife Martha Campbell, Craig and his wife Aprill Campbell, Rosey’s son Paul Laudenslager, her grandchildren Brock, Kaitlin, Caroline, Caleb, Addison, Katherine, Nathan and Justin, and her great‑grandchildren Kristina, Davie, Fiona and Isla.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory St., Melbourne, FL. Ammen Family has requested that masks be worn. Gwen will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
The family would like to thank the staff of Platinum Oaks Assisted Living Facility and VITAS Healthcare for their compassion and care of Gwen. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Gwen to the Brevard Alzheimer’s Association.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gwen Laudenslager, please visit Tribute Store