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Kenneth “Ken” W. Murdoch

Iowa City

Kenneth “Ken” W. Murdoch, 68, of Iowa City, IA, formerly of Marion, IA, died Saturday, May 11, 2024 in Iowa City, surrounded by family and friends. Services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, May 17, 2024 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, IA. The family will greet friends at the funeral home two hours before the service. Burial will be immediately following the service at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with lunch to follow.

Ken was born on September 13, 1955 at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, NC, the son of George and Marlyce (Anderson) Murdoch. He attended Marion High School and later earned a degree in cosmetology. Ken worked as a stylist in California and then for many years in the Iowa City area. He was a very artistic and creative soul. He had a great soft spot for animals and had several that he loved and cared for over the years.

Survivors include his mother, Marlyce Murdoch of Marion; brother, John (Kim) Murdoch of Marion; sister, Leigh (Stan) Murdoch-Poe of Cedar Rapids; nieces and nephew, Megan (Matt Ian) Enneking of Santa Monica, CA, Jaime (Daniel) Steward of Marion, Hailey Murdoch of Marion, and Kyle Enneking of Marion; great-nephews, Reagan, Maddyn, Campbell, Makinley, Alivia, George and Marlo; and many good friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, George F. Murdoch; cousin, Brett Murdoch; former sister-in-law, Kathy Murdoch; grandparents, Kenneth and Faye Murdoch and Leonard and Marie Anderson; aunt and uncle, Leon and Rose Anderson; and nephew, Ron Anderson.

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