Zachary Wendell McKee

    Zachary Wendell McKee, 27, of Ossian, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012. 
    He was born on January 7, 1985, to Mark and Julie (Hammond) McKee. 
    He was a recent graduate of IPFW after studying Political Science. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps. 
    Surviving family include his parents; siblings Luke McKee of Ossian and Megan (Alex) Schantz of Bluffton; and grandmothers Betty McKee of Ossian and Vera Hammond of Decatur. 
    He was preceded in passing by his grandfathers, John McKee and Paul Hammond. 
    Visitation will be from 12-8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian.     
    A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 West Monroe Street, Decatur, with visitation two hours prior. 
    Burial will take place at Decatur Cemetery. 
    Preferred memorials are to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, memo: Zachary W. McKee. 
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