Hamilton County


Pvt. Otto G. McKee




John F. and Amy Elizabeth Largent McKee had three sons serving in World War II: Otto G., Irving Franklin & Myron Keefer.

Otto G. McKee was born Dec. 14, 1907. He died May 2,1965 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Pvt. McKee served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the Station Detachment Army Ground and Service Forces Redistribution Station, 714th R. R. Battalion; 715th Engineers.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - May 3, 1965

Glen McKee Died Sunday

Glen McKee, 57, Webster City, died Sunday at the Veterans’ hospital in Des Moines. He had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. George Bloomquist officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery with military services at Graveside.

Otto Glen McKee, son of J. T. and Amy McKee, was born December 14, 1907, at Webster City. He was reared and educated in this community. For several years, he was employed with his father as a teamster, then in 1942 he entered the armed services, receiving his training at Clovis, N. M. He later served with the Army at Anchorage, Alaska.

Following his discharge in 1945, he returned to Webster City for a short time, them moved to Rockford, Ill., where he was employed by General Motors for seven years. He moved to West Monroe, La., where he engaged in the lumber industry. He was seriously injured in an auto accident and was hospitalized for two years at Shreveport, La. He returned to Webster City in 1959, and had since made his home with his sister, Mrs. Hazel D. Thoreson at 1525 River St.

He is survived by five brothers and three sisters: Homer E. and Raymond L. McKee, both of Webster City, John A. McKee of Rockford, Irving F. McKee, West Monroe, L., Myron K. McKee of Rockford, Mrs. Carmen Elwick, Brainerd, Minn., Mrs. J. A. (Margaret) Christenson and Mrs. Hazel D. Thoreson, both of this city. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. McKee was a member of the Church of Christ.

Source: ancestry.com