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Kenny McLaughlin 1961 - 2023


Posted By: Pam Wagler
Date: 11/3/2023 at 16:34:08

Lunning Funeral Chapel
West Burlington, Iowa
3 Nov 2023

Kenny McLaughlin

Kenneth “Kenny” R. McLaughlin, 62, of Mediapolis, died Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born September 12, 1961, in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Robert James and Karen Jeanne (House) McLaughlin. He was a 1980 graduate of Mediapolis High School.

Kenny married Deb Venhaus Wilkerson, they later divorced. He then married the love of his life Kimberly Allender Wagler after being together for 13 years, on September 17, 2022.

He was a miner supervisor for the U.S. Gypsum plant for 34 years, in addition to being the “Tire Man” for Ken’s Tire and farming his family farm. He was a true “workaholic” and a big-hearted man; he would drop everything to help his family or friends in any way he could.

Kenny was very family oriented, and his family meant the world to him. He loved working on his brother Boone’s racecar and attending all his daughters’ activities. Kim and Kenny traveled through life always together, by each other’s sides with everything they did. They loved taking “ranger rides” and traveling to Wisconsin with friends. He was an easy-going guy, who did not know a stranger and at the end of the day, his world was ruled by his grandson John.

He is survived by his wife, Kim McLaughlin of Mediapolis; two daughters, Jordan (John) Ibbotson of Mt. Union and Kassidy McLaughlin (Josh Knipfer) of Winfield; grandson, John Lewis Ibbotson; step children, Jesse Wagler of Burlington and Sara (Denny) Robinson of Burlington; three step grandsons, Randy Wagler, Brayten Wagler and Kyle Parker; three sisters, Cynthia (Craig) Willis of Clear Lake, Iowa and Dana (Doug) Atkins and Joan (Steve) Gray both of Burlington; two brothers, Greg McLaughlin and Daniel Boone (Jackie) McLauglin both of Mediapolis and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and niece Kayla Atkins.

The visitation for Kenny will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 3rd at Lunning Chapel. The memorial funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4th at Lunning Chapel with Mr. Billy Meyers officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa.

A memorial has been established for the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.

According to his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.


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