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 E. Ivan “Ike” McKinnis

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E. Ivan “Ike” McKinnis

Birth
Tekamah, Burt County, Nebraska, USA
Death
29 May 1998 (aged 74)
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Plot
Block: 61 Lot: 13 Grave: 2
Memorial ID
117268884 View Source

Father: Elmer McKinnis
Mother: Edith O'Neill

E. Ivan "Ike" McKinnis, 74

May 31, 1923 ~ May 29,1998

E. Ivan “Ike” McKinnis was born on May 31, 1923, at Tekamah, Nebraska, to Elmer Howard and Edith (O’Neill) McKinnis.

He was baptized at the Riverside Baptist Church in Tekamah and he attended the Riverside School.

In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard Battleship USS Iowa during World War II. He was discharged in 1946.

After returning home from World War II, he was in the trucking business in Decatur, Nebraska.

On Jan. 27, 1945, he married Lorene McKee of Decatur at Hiawatha, Kan. They were divorced in 1987.

He later married Mary Moore. They were divorced in 1997.

He learned the brick mason trade from his step-father, Herman Hartley, in Westminster, Calif., and returned to the Blair area.

He worked for Tom Pedersen, McKinnis-Rosenkilde and later operated his own brick masonry business.

After retiring from masonry, he owned and operated Lazy Ike’s Fish Market for several years. At the time of his death, he was working at Crowell Memorial Home, in Blair.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1251 in Blair and was a member of the Brick Layer’s Union Local 5 in Fremont, Nebraska.

E. Ivan “Ike” McKinnis, 74, of Blair, died May 29, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

He is survived by one son, three daughters; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father; one brother, Pat McKinnis; and step-sister, Dee Dee Pottela of California.

Services were Monday, June 1, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Chapel in Blair with Rev. David Ludwick officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1251 at the Blair Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Blair Rescue Squad or Blair Fire Department.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in service to the family.

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Source: from obituary printed in the June 2, 1998, Pilot-Tribune, Blair, Nebraska, and courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings are on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska
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Father: Elmer McKinnis
Mother: Edith O'Neill

E. Ivan "Ike" McKinnis, 74

May 31, 1923 ~ May 29,1998

E. Ivan “Ike” McKinnis was born on May 31, 1923, at Tekamah, Nebraska, to Elmer Howard and Edith (O’Neill) McKinnis.

He was baptized at the Riverside Baptist Church in Tekamah and he attended the Riverside School.

In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard Battleship USS Iowa during World War II. He was discharged in 1946.

After returning home from World War II, he was in the trucking business in Decatur, Nebraska.

On Jan. 27, 1945, he married Lorene McKee of Decatur at Hiawatha, Kan. They were divorced in 1987.

He later married Mary Moore. They were divorced in 1997.

He learned the brick mason trade from his step-father, Herman Hartley, in Westminster, Calif., and returned to the Blair area.

He worked for Tom Pedersen, McKinnis-Rosenkilde and later operated his own brick masonry business.

After retiring from masonry, he owned and operated Lazy Ike’s Fish Market for several years. At the time of his death, he was working at Crowell Memorial Home, in Blair.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1251 in Blair and was a member of the Brick Layer’s Union Local 5 in Fremont, Nebraska.

E. Ivan “Ike” McKinnis, 74, of Blair, died May 29, 1998, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

He is survived by one son, three daughters; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father; one brother, Pat McKinnis; and step-sister, Dee Dee Pottela of California.

Services were Monday, June 1, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Chapel in Blair with Rev. David Ludwick officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1251 at the Blair Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Blair Rescue Squad or Blair Fire Department.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home in service to the family.

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Source: from obituary printed in the June 2, 1998, Pilot-Tribune, Blair, Nebraska, and courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings are on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska
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