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Ken McManigle
May 23, 1946 - April 3, 2016

Kenneth “Ken” McManigle, 69, of Stanley passed away on Sunday April 3, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral home in Oelwein.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday April 6, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Rownd officiating.  Honor Guard Ceremony by the Buchanan County Honor Guard.  Interment will be in the Stanley Cemetery.

Kenneth Allen McManigle was born on May 23, 1946 in Edgewood to parents Charles and Christileen (Hines) McManigle.  He attended country schools.  He married his first wife Gloria Miller on December 17, 1962, later divorced. On May 2, 1970 he was united in marriage with Gloria “Lynne” Ernster at galena, IL.  He was owner and operator of Kountry Ken’s “The Biggest Car Dealer in Stanley, Iowa”since 1976.

Ken was a member of the Stanley Fire Department, the Buchanan Cattle Association and the American Blue Cattle Association.  He enjoyed farming, tractors and fishing.  He was known for telling stories and pulling pranks.  He loved giving hugs and caring for his cats, Miss Kitty and Heather.

Left to celebrate Ken’s life is his wife Lynne; his daughter Rita (Mark) Hillman of Stanley; his son Ken (Deb) McManigle Jr. of Oelwein; his son Steven McManigle of Stanley; his grandchildren: Nathaniel (Cassie) and Izak (Alex Arthaud)  Hillman, Lori (Derek) Decker, and Kelly (James) Giboo; his great-grandchildren: Myles, Carston, Tyson, Devin, Jasmine, Keinia, Desean and Josh; his God Daughter: Gina (Kevin) Lamphere and their children Zach and Hope; his brother Jerry (Pam) McManigle of Wacoma; his sister Connie McManigle of Oelwein; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters: Deanna Siders and one in infancy; his brother Roland McManigle.  


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Ray & Barb McDowell on April 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM said:

What a shock to read about Ken in the paper today. Our sympathy and prays go to the family. Ray and Ken go way back. Enjoyed his company every time we went to buy a car.
What a guy. Will be missed by all.
Ken Schmith on April 9, 2016 at 1:16 PM said:

So sorry to learn of Ken's passing. Enjoyed many of his stories and I purchased a number of vehicles from him. Condolences to his family.
Mark and Robin Novak on April 7, 2016 at 10:58 AM said:

We are so sorry for your loss! He was a Awesome man, we not only enjoyed our car buying experiences but the stories and talks. I will miss his HUGS most of all!!!! Ken, you are in a beautiful place where everything is perfect, I look forward to your stories and hugs AGAIN!
Joan Murphy on April 6, 2016 at 5:49 PM said:

Steven, Thoughts & Prayers with you and your family.
Rex on April 5, 2016 at 7:05 PM said:

My condolences to Ken's family. We have lost one of the true "good guys". RIP Ken.
Roger & Sharon McManigle Reid on April 5, 2016 at 5:46 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My first real memories of Kenny are when he was just a baby, and then of him and his bright smile and "Hi" when he went through the lunch line at Strawberry Point High School and I served him his plate while working with the cooks. Our last time to see him and Jerry in person was at cousin Teddy's funeral in Minnesota. He was a bit of sunshine and good humor that I wall always treasure. Sheldon sends his sympathy also, but is in the hospital with a possible diagnosis of brain tumor and lung cancer.
Steve & Karen Viers Bel Air, Maryland on April 5, 2016 at 4:45 PM said:

Brother, I will miss you big time, I'm very fortunate to have met you through business, and also becoming long time friends , I always looked forward to talking with you whether it was for business or pleasure .

Rest in peace ,

Love ya, Steve & Karen
Billy and Lynda Payton on April 5, 2016 at 11:18 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers to Lynn and the McManigle family. We met Ken about 10 years ago at our first Belgian Blue Cattle Auction. His warmth and kind wit over whelmed us and made us feel right at home. I loved talking to Ken and getting those BIG hugs. He was a great friend and loved by everyone. He will be missed, but he is with out Lord now. We be seeing him again later on. I hope much later on.
Mike and Cindy Adams on April 5, 2016 at 10:40 AM said:

As II am writing this I am still in shock to say the least. He was truley a great man with a heart of gold and a smile that could light up a room. I will miss him like others so much and most of all his hugs. From my entire family rest in peace Ken and you will be missed dearly. ??Cindy Adams
Janet Liming on April 5, 2016 at 10:34 AM said:

To Steven and family: I know the love and respect you have for your father and how desperately your heart hurts knowing he is no longer a presence on this earth. God has blessed you with a wonderful role model, respected by so many. His legacy will remain forever in your thoughts ad in your heart. My love--Janet
John and Mary Sue Roth on April 5, 2016 at 10:28 AM said:

Deepest sympathy to all of the McManigle family. He was a great man who enjoyed joking with everyone. We purchased many vehicles from him and never once got a lemon. He will be missed by so many. May God watch over all of you at this time. Rest in peace Ken.
Becky Eagle on April 5, 2016 at 10:16 AM said:

Sorry to hear about Ken's passing.The times I saw him at family gatherings he always had a smile and kind word to say. I will always be thankful to him for making sure my mom had a safe car to drive. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Harold Tuchel on April 5, 2016 at 9:36 AM said:

My sympathies and regards to the family. While we only saw each other at Barbs during a holiday Ken was a kind man and enjoyable to talk to and be around.
Virginia Sleeper on April 5, 2016 at 6:55 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers for the family. If only everyone was like Ken, what a wonderful world this would be. He will be greatly missed.
Cathy Moore on April 5, 2016 at 5:14 AM said:

My condolences to the entire McManigle family. Ken was such an amazing person. Happy, easy-going and the kindest of hearts! I will cherish many wonderful memories. Love to you all!
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