Kenneth Edward McKee

September 29, 1940July 15, 2018

Kenneth E. McKee, 77, of Marengo passed away July 15, 2018. He was born September 29, 1940 in Belvidere to Clinton and Ethel (Hamm) McKee. Kenneth made a career as a truck driver. His love of trucks also became a hobby, as he collected many toy trucks and farm equipment. He would look forward to going to shows to display his trucks. Kenneth also enjoyed watching Bonanza and he was a diehard Cubs fan. And while he was not one to work in the garden himself, he did enjoy watching his wife Helena do the planting. He is survived by his wife, Helena, her daughter, Joanna (Daniel) Debosz, and their daughter, Wiktoria; his sister-in-law, Sandra McKee; his niece and nephews, Jill McKee, Patrick McKee, Wade Boxleitner, and Grant Boxleitner; and a good family friend, Rene Wenc and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, James McKee and Karen Backes; and his cousin, Chris McKee. Visitation will be from Noon to 1pm on Friday, July 20 at the First Presbyterian Church of Marengo, 203 W. Washington St., Marengo. There will be a service at 1pm. Interment will be in Marengo City Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at


  • Helena (Reczek) McKee, Wife
  • Joanna (Daniel) Debosz, Daughter
  • Wiktoria Debosz, Granddaughter
  • Sandra McKee, Sister-in-law
  • Jill McKee, Niece
  • Patrick McKee, Nephew
  • Wade Boxleitner, Nephew
  • Grant Boxleitner, Nephew
  • Clinton McKee, Father
  • Ethel (Hamm) McKee, Mother
  • James McKee, Brother
  • Karen Backes, Sister
  • Chris McKee, Cousin


  • Visitation Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 20, 2018

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