Michael E. “Mike” McKenzie

Michael E. “Mike” McKenzie, 73, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at his residence.

A graveside memorial service will be held on Monday, May 16 at the Blakeway Cemetery, rural Danville, IA. Pastor Dan Buck will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Every Step Hospice. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.

Michael Eugene “Mike” McKenzie was born November 29, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant, IA, the son of Clyde Donovan and Mary Jane (Thornburg) McKenzie. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Mike received his formal education at Mt. Pleasant High School.

Mike was employed at the former Blue Bird Bus Manufacturing Co. and the H. Eugene Smith Construction Company, both in Mt. Pleasant. For many years, Mike was a truck driver for several trucking companies, the longest time for BTI. Mike enjoyed NASCAR races and attending the sprint car races in Knoxville. Mike was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed the games on TV.

Survivors include his siblings – Janet Stevens of Arvada, CO, Dottie Hotovec and her husband Ron of Oskaloosa, IA, John McKenzie of Norfolk, NE and Patricia Milks and her husband Roger of Mt. Pleasant; eleven nieces and nephews and thirty-one great nieces and nephews.

His parents and a niece, Melissa Welcher Fiedler precede in death.