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William Roger McKay

March 8, 1949 — May 5, 2008

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William Roger McKay, age 59 of Baraga, MI passed away on May 5, 2008 at his home.

He was born March 8, 1949 in Laurium, MI son of Viola (Kero) and Kenneth M. McKay Sr. He attended Laird and Baraga schools. William liked to play cards at the VFW and loved the desert. He resided in Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, and Nisula prior to moving to Baraga 10 years ago. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and was a very loving and generous brother. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his mother Viola Heikkinen of L'Anse; daughter Elizabeth Dawn McKay; brother Richard (Sue) McKay of Mass City, MI; sisters, Marcia Velmer of Baraga, Bonnie (Kenneth) Korttila of Leonard, MI, Diane (Timothy) Mayo of Baraga; sister-in-laws Wanda McKay of Ontonagon, MI, Donna Heikkinen of Grand Rapids, MI; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded him in death are his father Kenneth M. McKay Sr.; step father Ronald W. Heikkinen; brothers Kenneth Michael McKay Jr., and Ronald Heikkinen.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 9th at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Baraga. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Ted Koehl will officiate. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is assisting the family.

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