James McKee

James Louis McKee, 76, of Necedah, WI passed away at the Tomah VA Medical Center Friday, July 16, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 20 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Necedah, WI. Burial with full military honors took place Wednesday, July 21 in the Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery in Lansing. The family has asked that memorials be given in memory of James to their charity of choice.

Jim was born August 3, 1944 to Richard James and Evelyn M. (Knopf) McKee in Churchtown. Following high school, Jim enlisted with the United States Army where he served for several years. December 17, 2016, he married Donna Mae (VanHoof) Hirt. Together they made their life in Necedah, WI and were active members of the St. Francis Catholic Church.

Jim is survived by his wife, Donna; three sons, Brian (Krista) McKee of Waukon, Peter (Jacelyn) McKee of Lansing and Matthew (Brittany) McKee of Lansing; three brothers, Roy (Mary) McKee of Lansing, Bob (Diane) McKee of Genoa, WI and Don McKee of Lansing; two sisters, Carolyn Russell of Mazomanie, WI and Rita (Bruce) Clark of Lansing; seven grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Evelyn; his son, Joseph Neil McKee; a brother, Tom McKee; and his first wife, Sandy.

The Torkelson Necedah Family Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.