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MSgt. James Allen McKay USMC (Ret.)

February 19, 1938 ~ July 15, 2022 (age 84)

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MSgt. James A. McKay USMC (Ret.), age 84 of the Town of Belle Plaine, passed away on Friday evening, July 15, 2022 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah surrounded by his family.

James Allen McKay was born February 19, 1938 in Milwaukee, WI, son to the late Murdock & Emma (Beaune) McKay. He graduated from Clintonville High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. where he completed two tours of duty during Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Myrna Bittorf on November 10, 1960 in Memphis, TN. James was trained as a technician and worked on aircraft for 20 years, retiring in 1977. He then worked for Noritage Inc., Embarrass for another 17 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #63 of Clintonville. The garage/workshop for James was the place he felt most in his element; he could fix just about anything and loved working with his hands. He designed and built multiple additions and improvements to their home basically on his own. Over the years, James and Myrna liked to travel, spending time at the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Indiana, and other parts of the U.S. 
James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Myrna
Sons: Jim (Kathleen) McKay Jr., Fayetteville, NC & Cory (Julie) McKay, Glidden, WI
Grandchildren: Connie (Nate) Frey, GySgt. Joshua (Jessica) McKay, & Nathan Hewitt
Great-grandchildren: Daniel, Julia, Aiden, & Kelsey 
Brother: John McKay

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Floyd, Murdock, & Lawrence McKay; sisters, Grace Simonson, Barbara Busbin & Margaret Surges.

Memorial services will be held 11 AM Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, with the Rev. Ralph Martens officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the A.L. Post #63, V.F.W. Post #664, and the Ladies Auxiliary, all of Clintonville Inurnment, will take place at Friendship Cemetery, Township of Belle Plaine.

Visitation will take place on Friday at the funeral home from 9 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to be directed to the American Legion Post #63 of Clintonville. 
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July 22, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory
53 N. Main St.
Clintonville, WI 54929

Memorial Service
July 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory
53 N. Main St.
Clintonville, WI 54929

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