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Jack G. McLaughlin
October 7, 1931–June 3, 2014
Jack McLaughlin, age 82, of Onslow, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at University Hospitals, Iowa City following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 Friday afternoon, June 6, 2014 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, with interment in the North Madison Pioneer Cemetery, Center Junction, with Military Honors. Rev. Al Polito officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 8 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral Home.
Surviving are three children, Reva Southard, Tama, Joe McLaughlin, Anamosa, and Kristie (Dean) Johnson, Sabula; seven grandchildren, B. J. Gill, Dave (Trisha) Gill, Debbie (Cody) Rogers, Meghan McLaughlin, Devin, Brooke and Nicholas Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Alex Miller and Hunter and Olivia Rogers and his sister Betty Doden, Onslow. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Shirley in 2002.
Jack G. McLaughlin was born October 7, 1931 on the family farm near Onslow. He was the son of Earl and Louise (Dietiker) McLaughlin. Jack graduated from Onslow High School in 1950. He then enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. Jack McLaughlin and Shirley Austin were married June 23, 1959 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello. Jack farmed the family farm near Onslow. He also worked at Clinton Engines before working at the Iowa Men's Reformatory for twenty-three years.
Jack enjoyed playing cards with his many friends. He belonged to the Scotch Grove Coon Hunters Club and enjoyed going dancing with his wife, Shirley.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 June 2014

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