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Willis Dale McGahan

December 17, 1931 ~ June 30, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

W. Dale McGahan, a lifelong Troy resident died at his home on June 30th. He was 89.

Dale was born December 17, 1931 in Troy to Claude and Carlot (Anderson) McGahan. Dale grew up and went to school, graduating from Troy High.

He began as a dairyman, later opening McGahan Insurance Agency in Troy. Dale was active in the community as a business owner, City Councilman, supporter of Troy High School athletic and FFA programs, and a lifelong member of Troy Lutheran Church, where is wife, Kathryn was the church organist for many years.

Dale married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn J. Sandell at the Troy Lutheran Church in 1949. She preceded him in death in November of 2014.

He is survived by his children, Marshall McGahan, Kristine Lightfield and Paul McGahan, four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Dale also leaves two sisters, Wilma Steigers and Joyce Burt and a brother, Bob McGahan and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to Troy Lutheran Church. There will be a family burial at Burnt Ridge Cemetery.

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