Logan McLaughlin

Obituary of Logan McLaughlin

Logan Richard McLaughlin, born May 22, 2017, beloved son of Lauren (Carlson) and Cody McLaughlin, passed away Tuesday, September 5th. In the brief time he had to share with us, Logan brought incredible joy to everyone he touched. Logan's life was active and full as he took his mother and grandmother Melanie and aunt Berit apple picking, his mom and dad to the car races, his grandmother Chauncey and family to her birthday brunch, his uncle David to the Farmer’s Market, his cousins to the North Liberty Blues Fest, his great-grandmother Marilyn and great-grandfather Theron and best friend Callie Henderson to the Iowa State Fair, his grandfather Sean and family to Zombie Burger, and his dog Apollo to the dog park. His bright smile, delightful conversations and hugs carried him into the hearts of family and friends. Our deepest sorrow and grief is that his heart did not give him more time with us. 

Logan’s family includes his parents Cody and Lauren McLaughlin, of North Liberty; his grandparents, Melanie and Richard Carlson of Coralville, Chauncey and Dwayne Fielder of Lake Villa, Illinois, and Sean Trudell of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin;  his great-grandparents Theron and Marilyn Johnson, Jane Odom, Sue Trudell, Marge Fielder, and Tom Trudell; his aunts and uncles David Carlson, Berit Carlson, Kyle Trudell, Carter Trudell, Morgan Fielder, Megaan Fielder, Shannon McLaughlin, Kaitlyn McLaughlin and Noah McGarr; best friends Callie Henderson and Dedra Matcha and many loving great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

A time to visit and support Logan’s family will be held Friday, September 8th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City, who are thanked for their assistance and support in this difficult time.

Memorials in Logan's memory may be made to the Logan McLaughlin Memorial Fund and sent directly to his parents or c/o the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service, 2720 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City, Iowa  52240.



You Were Taken On Angel’s Wings

You were taken on angel’s wings
As you sweetly and quietly slept
And returned to heaven before we knew
That you had even left

Our hearts are heavy and sorrowed
That our time with you was so brief
For you were our gift of heaven’s light
That is now replaced with grief

But not so much that we won’t be grateful
For every second that you were here
You filled our hearts with so much joy
Treasured memories we’ll hold forever dear

And though we weren’t blessed to see you grow up
We were blessed to see you smile
And to hold you lovingly in our arms 
For just a little while

Even though you’re in Heaven now
We trust you’re not too far away
To be close to us when we long for you near
For a part of our family you’ll always stay

We’ll look forward to the day when you’re with us again
When the happiness that has left us will never again part
For when you left on angel’s wings
You took with you the deepest love in our hearts

Author Unknown