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Obituary of Paul S. McKibben, Sr.
His family includes his wife, Sue; mother, Doris McKibben of Conrad; sons, Paul McKibben Jr. and his wife, Marcia, Genoa City, Wisc., Bradley McKibben and his wife, Tanya of Rockford, IL, Mathew McKibben and his wife, Kristin of Marshalltown, and Mark McKibben and his significant other, Michelle Weinard of Coralville; grandsons, Sean, Kevin, and Lucas McKibben; granddaughters, Whitney Cary, Zoë and Serena McKibben; step-grandchildren, Bianca Smith and Melissa Hughes; step-great grandchildren, Christina, Jackie, Aron, and Anastacia Hughes; sisters, Phyllis and her husband, Robert Johnson of Baxter, Marjorie and her husband, Jerry Johnston of Conrad, and Maxine Carstedt of Round Rock, TX. Paul was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother.
Paul served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 during the Vietnam War through 1986, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He married Susan A. Raleigh June 18, 1969, in Norfolk, Virginia. After his retirement, they moved to Marshalltown where he was the administrator of the Marshall County Care Facility, and later he held the same position at a care facility in Webster City for a number of years before moving to Coralville nearly ten years ago where he has been property manager for the Valley Forge Apartments.
Paul was born February 15, 1941 in Marshalltown, Iowa the son of Lowell L. and Doris L. (Stewart) McKibben. He was in the last graduating class of the Luscomb High School, Luscomb, Iowa in 1959, graduate of the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He also attended many colleges and universities in the cities where he and his family were stationed during his service in the Marine Corps.
He was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City, Iowa City Masonic Lodge No. 4 A.F. & A.M., Jessamine Chapter No. 135 of O.E.S., Bethlehem Chapter No. 8 of the White Shrine, Lifetime member of the Okinawa Scottish Rite, Marshall Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Marshalltown, Za-Ga-Zig Temple in Des Moines, and the American Legion Post No. 681 in Conrad, Iowa.
In Leiu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Pauls memory.