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Rev. William McLaughlin (1933-1993)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 11/7/2013 at 22:56:36

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, October 25, 1993

Rev. William G. McLaughlin, 59, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died after a short illness at 10:10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, 1993, at Sacred Heart Rectory, Maquoketa. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa, with graveside services and burial at 3:30 p.m. in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa.
Rev. McLaughlin was the pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church since July 9, 1987. He was formerly Associate Pastor at Rockwell, Iowa and was on the faculty at Newman High School, Mason City, Iowa, from September 1959 to August 1964; a faculty member at Columbus High School, Waterloo, from 1964 to 1976; metropolitan coordinator of Catholic education from 1971-1976; archdiocese director of religious education in Dubuque from 1976-87; associate pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dubuque from August 1976 to July 1980; pastor of St. Joseph's on the Prairie Catholic Church, Dubuque and Holy Family Catholic Church, New Melleray, rural Peosta from July 1980 to February 1983; pastor of St. Catherine Catholic Church from February 1983 to July 9, 1987.
He was born on December 7, 1933, in Dubuque, son of William C. and Mildred D. (Strub) McLaughlin. He received bachelor's degrees from Loras College and the American College of Louvain, Belgium and attended Creighton University, University of Iowa, University of Louisville and the University of Northern Iowa.
He was ordained on June 28, 1959 in Louvain, Belgium. He was a member and chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council 8269 of Maquoketa, chaplain of the court of St. Raphael 1156, Catholic Daughters of America; Archdiocese of Dubuque Priest Council, Maquoketa Ministerial Association, DAC, Inc. Board, Maquoketa, PALS Board, dean of the Bellevue Deanery and an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He loved to work with handicapped and disadvantaged people and children. A group home, the McLaughlin Home, is being built and named after him. He enjoyed golf, playing cards and reading.
Surviving are his mother, Mildred D. Boekholder, of Freeport, Illinois; two sisters, Mildred Hodapp, of Dixon, Illinois, and Mrs. Catherine Kasch of Freeport; a brother, David McLaughlin, of Iowa City. He was preceded in death by his father, William C. McLaughlin, in 1958, and his stepfather, Gerald L. Boekholder, on Nov. 3, 1991.

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