- September 28, 1961 - June 28, 2012
- Onida, South Dakota
of Michael's Passing
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“Wanted to say "Hey Mike!" I will miss not seeing your huge smile the moment I walked into a room with your presence. I will miss you bud.
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1 of 20 | Posted by: Jared Martin - Greenwood, IN
“Growing up in the same neighborhood as Mike I will always remember his friendly, happy, smiling nature. My heart aches for your loss. Will keep you...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Rita (Walker) Taggart
“My thoughts and my prayers are with Mike and Mike's family.
3 of 20 | Posted by: Wendy Fogel Sommervold - SD
“Bob, Maggie, Sandy, and Amy,
My prayers and sympathy are with you today and always. Your family and Mike have always had a special place in my heart...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Maria Fanning - Kennebec, SD
“Our sympathy and Prayers are with the Mckee Family during their difficult time.
5 of 20 | Posted by: Leon and Lisa Kerner - Gregory, SD
“To Mike's family, I am sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I remember...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: June - Hays, KS - Classmate
“Bob, Maggie, & Family:
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
7 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Postulka - Pierre, SD
“Dear Bob, Maggie, Amy, & family,
Dan & I are so very sorry to hear of your son's death.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Goodwin - Sioux Falls, SD
“So very sorry for your loss. May the love of family and friends guide you through this time of sorrow, as you have much of all.
9 of 20 | Posted by: Joni Kinzer - Rapid City, SD
“BEYOND WHAT WE CAN SEE, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES, OUR MEMORIES OF MIKE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. MIKE WAS A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY AND A NEIGHBOR THAT WILL...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: BRETT, JAMIE AND LUKE VAN WINSEN - SD
“To Mike's family:
My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Mike was a special person/friend. He made many friends and many memories....Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie Shepherd - Onida, SD
“my heart goes out to Mike's family. "Reel" friends are the hardest to lose! "Fair Winds and following seas" my friend !
12 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Nolte - friend
“I"m so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a wonderful person and a fun classmate. He always had something to say that made you smile. He will be...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Schoenfelder Bennett - SD
“To the family of Mike:
We offer our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God bless you...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Julie and Rodney Buchholz - SD
“We offer our prayers and sympathy at this very difficult time.
15 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce and Gerri Carpenter - Onida, SD
“We will miss Mike and we loved him. He had a great sense of humor and could come up with some of the funnies things to say. He always made me...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Richard and Ellen Schlosser - SD
“McKee Family -
So sorry to hear about your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
17 of 20 | Posted by: Richard & Kim Bruns - Dallas, SD
“Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Mike was a good friend to me many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
18 of 20 | Posted by: Bob Dooley - friend
“Oh Mike...I just found out. You were a great friend!
19 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Storly - Mitchell, SD
“My deepest sympathies go out to the whole McKee family. May the comfort of friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead.
20 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Donelan - Aberdeen, SD
Michael Gregg McKee was born in Pierre, SD, on September 28, 1961 to Robert and Susan (Roberts) McKee.
Mike grew up in Gregory and during his youth he participated in scouting, baseball, football, basketball and track. He graduated from Gregory High School in 1979 and then attended USD in Springfield, SD.
Mike was employed throughout his life in either ag related business or in the building construction business. During his working career he lived in Gregory, Kennebec and Onida.
Mike married Lynne Gayman Bohle on August 28th, 2004 in Onida.
Mike was an avid fisherman and caught many trophy sized fish. He spent many days, nights and weekends on the water in pursuit of walleye and considered his camper on Lake Oahe his main home. He considered a bad day fishing to be far superior to any good day working.
He died at his home in Onida on June 28, 1012.
Mike is survived by his father Robert and wife Maggie of Gregory; and his sisters Sandy McKee of Pierre, SD, and Amy Sachtjen (Jamie) of Colome, SD. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and two nephews and a niece and his ex-wife Lynne and her two sons, Brandon and Travor.
He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.
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Memorial services for Michael McKee were held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gregory with Pastor Royal Archer officiating.
Music was provided by Geoff Smith, soloist, singing "Like a River Glorious" and "It is Well with My Soul" accompanied by Bette Fogel, pianist. Pastor Royal Archer also sang "The River." Congregational song was "Shall We Gather at the River."
Jeanie Kotrba was in charge of registration and Sandy McKee and Amy Sachtjen were flower attendants.
A private inurnment service is being planned for a later date.