John R. Medland, 72, of Ft. Madison, passed away at 9:29 AM on Monday, May 04, 2020 at Great River Medical Center.
He was born on December 15, 1947 in Ft. Madison to George E. and Geraldine E. Thilmony Medland. On September 25, 1992 he married Kathaline Mueller in Ft. Madison and she passed away on March 21, 2017. John worked at GE and retired after thirty plus years of service. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Club. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict. John was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He also enjoyed golfing, playing cards and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his daughter, Michelle (Nick) Kruse of Ft. Madison; three grandchildren, Myah, Erika and Kinnick Kruse; a step daughter, Christine (William) King-Bowker of Ft. Madison; a step son, Terry (Shelly) King of Elko, NV; three step grandchildren, Dakota King, Grant and Kinnedy Niggemeyer; four brothers, Richard Medland of Ft. Madison, Ed (Eileen) Medland of West Point, Ron (Linda) Medland of Columbia, MO and George (Patty) Medland of Brimfield, IL; four sisters, Carol Medland, Linda Painter, Donna (Mike) Peterie and Mary Beth “Buffy” (David) Orton all of Ft. Madison; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Kathy.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 10 AM until 4 PM at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where friends and family may come pay their respects. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating. Military rites will be provided by the West Point Holtz-Greer #668 Honor Guard. Due to the COVID-19 virus a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
A memorial has been established for the FMCH Foundation or Holy Trinity Catholic Schools. Online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com