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Ian Matthew MacLachlan

August 27, 2020 | 10 comments

Ian Matthew MacLachlan died on August 25, 2020 at home. He was born on February 12, 1982 in La Crosse to John and Sue (Dixon) MacLachlan. Ian graduated from Central High School in 2000.

He liked going fishing, camping and most of all spending time with his daughter, Ivy. Holding her just minutes after she was born, to playing games and laughing the day before he died; she was the center of his world.

Ian was a jack of all trades, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t figure out and fix. He enjoyed cooking holiday dinners and backyard grilling and smoking.

He will be remembered as a loving son and the best daddy a little girl could ever have.

He is survived by his parents, John and Sue (Dixon) MacLachlan; daughter Ivianna MacLachlan, Ex-wife Jamie DeBell; Aunts Nancy (Cory) Andrews, Elyn MacLachlan, Georgia (James) Duffy, Gale (Michael) Miller; numerous cousins and his furry family Sophie, Jax and Dozer.

Ian was preceded in death by his brother, Casey John MacLachlan; grandparents Harold and Marjorie Dixon, Donald and Betty MacLachlan; and Aunt Sue Alice MacLachlan.

There will be a private interment at a later date.

You will always stay loved and remembered, in every way.  No tears, no verse, can ever say how much we miss you every day.



  1. Gale

    Rest in Peace dear Ian+ You will always be remembered for your kindness and love.
    We will miss you with all our hearts.
    Love, your Aunt Gale, Uncle Mike and your cousins Amber, Amana and Alyse

    • Edward Feran

      Ian will be forever missed. He was a great friend. He was one of the best and most creative cooks I have ever known. I’ll miss you buddy.

  2. Bill Oliver

    I’m so sorry Ian was a friend of mine for many years. Any time i had a bad day and i would see him and it would go better. He had a big heart and loved his daughter and his friends and people. Love you man u will be missed

  3. Margaret Hammell

    Sue and family, I am very sorry for your loss.

  4. Terri Rudolph Monnett

    John and Sue,

    I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ian has a special place in my heart. He is another little brother.


    Terri Rudolph Monnett

  5. Chris Swenson

    Words cannot express how sorry we are. May your memories of him surround your heart right now. I remember his bigger than life smile. He lives on in you.

    • Teresa Becker

      John and Sue,

      Im so very sorry for your loss. Ian will be greatly missed. I had been friends with him for 20 years. I will definitely miss that amazing laugh of his and his kind heart. Please feel free to reach out if you guys need anything.

      Teresa Becker

  6. Patti Grams Navrestad

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  7. Pat Messling

    Sue words can’t describe how saddened I am for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family I can’t imagine the grief you are experiencing. And I know nothing I can say will make it better. I am remembering you all in my prayers. Fondly your old friend Patti

  8. Rhea

    RIP to one the of the realest and funniest guys I ever met you will be missed by many


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