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Kenneth L. McDonald, 86, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Lyndon, died Monday, January 1, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following a short illness.

Born October 9, 1931 in Orange Township, Knox County, Illinois, he was the son of Murle Avery and Martha Ellen (Howarter) McDonald. He grew up in the Thomas/New Bedford/Tampico area. He was united in marriage to Dolores Joan Hayen on July 29, 1956 at Lyndon United Methodist Church in Lyndon. She preceded him in death on November 28, 2014. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Kenneth worked for John Deere for 20 years, retiring in 1993, and had previously worked for General Electric in Morrison for 10 years. He was a member of the former Lyndon United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Men, served as a Lay Speaker and previously taught Sunday school for 20 years. Ken served as past trustee of Lyndon Township Cemetery and was a member of the Prophetstown American Legion.

Those surviving include his children, Learl (Janine) McDonald of Mendota, Kathleen (Rick) Michael of Princeton, Marlene (Gordon) Booth of Marion, Iowa and Neil (Pam) McDonald of Georgetown, Ind.; a nephew Christopher; an uncle, Lyle McDonald of Morrison; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a brother Verle.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:30-11 AM at McDonald Funeral Home, 46 Grove St. Illinois 78 N, Prophetstown. The funeral will be at 11 AM Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Janice Shaulis, officiating. Burial will be at Lyndon Township Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Garrett Place in Cedar Rapids and Winslow House in Marion for the compassionate care they provided. A memorial has been established.