"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Kenneth MacDonald

February 3, 1932--April 20, 2017

Kenneth “Kenny” Harrison MacDonald, 85, of Waterloo, died at UnityPoint Health ? Allen Hospital on Thursday, April 20, 2017. 

Kenny was born on February 3, 1932 in Waterloo, son of Harry and Ada Elizabeth (Wood) MacDonald. 

He graduated from the Iowa School of the Deaf in Council Bluffs in 1948 and then from Waterloo West High School in 1950. 

Kenny married Carol Joyce Englehorn on June 23, 1957 in Lansing, Iowa. 

He worked for Morris Printing, and then he was a printer for John Deere for 30 years before retiring on June 30, 1986. 

Kenny was a member of Hagerman Baptist Church, UAW 838, Cedarloo Association of the Deaf, and the Iowa Association of the Deaf. 

Kenny had a heart of gold and was always helping others before himself. He loved tinkering with radios, TVs, and record players, as well as tele-type devices. While he was working on his projects, Ken and Curtis were his ears. He never threw anything away. Kenny enjoyed eating at Village Inn and going to Hy-Vee for breakfast. 

He is survived by: his wife, Carol MacDonald of Waterloo; two sons: Kevin (Carmen) MacDonald of Waterloo and Curtis MacDonald of Brookfield, WI; and many nieces and nephews. 

Kenny was preceded in death by: three sisters: Ivy Janet MacDonald in infancy, Francis Dickson, and Grace Neil. 

There were funeral services for him at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, Iowa on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment followed the funeral services at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to his family.

Thanks to Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, Iowa, Betty Covert, Carolyn Petty, and Diane Tekippe for the information.