Richard "Dick" McGee, 79 of Galesburg, Michigan, died peacefully at home with his family at his side, on Thursday, December 7, 2023.
Dick was born December 28, 1943, in Battle Creek, Michigan to John and Mildred (Davis) McGee. He grew up in Hickory Corners, was a 1962 graduate of W. K. Kellogg Consolidated High School and earned an Associate Degree in Engineering from Kellogg Community College while working at Clark Equipment Company until operations ceased in Battle Creek. He worked at Allen Pattern Company in Battle Creek then onto Micro Machine Company in Kalamazoo until his retirement.
Dick was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Helen Winters on December 11, 1965, at Gull Lake Bible Church. Surviving are his two daughters, Kristen (Wayne) Hinton of Parchment, Kara (Ron) Srackangast of Portage; grandchildren, Kendyl Hinton, Keeley (Josh) Colwell, Timothy Srackangast, Hannah Srackangast, Joseph Srackangast; a brother, Larry (Judy) McGee; sister-in-law, Sherrill McGee and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
Sadly, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Helen on October 21, 2021. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert McGee, his parents, and a brother, Rev. Ken McGee.
Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman. For his last excursion he treated Kristen and Kara to a fishing trip to the remote Yes Bay Lodge in Alaska. He enjoyed being outside working in his yard, mowing the lawn and enjoying mother nature. He loved his family and being involved. He coached his daughters' little league softball teams and assisted as first base coach for his daughters' high school softball team. He also volunteered as a statistician for his daughters' high school volleyball team. He loved following his grandchildren's sporting events and activities. Dick served as Mayor of Augusta during two of its worst disasters, the blizzard of '77 and the tornado of '78. Dick will be remembered as a man of few words with a quick wit. Always known for his commitment to family and friends, putting others first. Dick had a brilliant mind that never rested, always designing, creating and working on various projects.
A private family internment will take place at East Hickory Corners Cemetery, where Dick will be laid to rest next to the love of his life, Helen and his son Robbie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, 8450 N 43rd St #9651, Augusta, MI 49012 or on-line at www.cheffcenter.org/one-time-donation.
Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care, Augusta Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.