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October 6, 1937 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Lee McGinnis, age 86 of Nebr. City, NE passed away at his home on October 24, 2023.
Lee was born on October 6, 1937 at the family home near Blanchard, IA; the son of Theodore “Ted” G. and Mae I. (Whigham) McGinnis. He attended school in Coin, IA and graduated from Coin High School with the Class of 1956. He then attended Peru State College where he met the love of his life, Bev Schumacher. They were united in marriage on November 23, 1957.
After they were married, Lee and Bev lived in Omaha where he worked as a sheet metal worker. He started farming with 143 acres in 1967. In 1968, they moved to Nebraska City to farm full time, along with raising cattle and hogs. He farmed full time until 2004, when he retired. He continued to help with the McGinnis Family Farms Operation until his passing.
Lee enjoyed boating, water sports, snow skiing, and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks with family and friends. Lee and Bev also enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles, and a former member of the Western Star Masonic Lodge and the Elks.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Bev McGinnis of Nebr. City; son Tim McGinnis (Special friend Melissa) of Nebr. City and Kent McGinnis (Cindy) of Nebr. City; four grandchildren: Derek (Taylor), Kylan, Kasey (Kali) and Kendra (special friend Owen); one great-granddaughter, Hadlie and one due in December; two sisters: Deloris Whitehill of Mountain Grove, MO and Donna Whitehill (Vance) of Stapleton, NE; nieces and nephews; other family and friends.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Dave Whitehill.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.
Private Family Graveside Services will be held at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska City Fire Department or the Nebraska City Rescue Squad.