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.