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David McKenzie

David McKenzie

David passed away peacefully at home with family on March 2, 2018, in Wichita, KS, at age 89. Born March 17, 1928, in Aneta, ND to Murray and Elsie (Lovejoy) McKenzie. He graduated from Logan Center School in 1946. He spent four years in the US Navy, 1952-56. He graduated with a degree in Auto Mechanics, from NDSCS. He later returned as an Instructor in the Auto Mechanics Department. He married Shirley Hillesland on June 5, 1966. Dave and Shirley started their life together in Wahpeton before returning home to Aneta to farm in 1969. They moved to Fargo in 1989. In 2014, to spend their retirement years closer to family, they moved to Wichita, KS. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley of Wichita; daughters, Dawn (Scott) Atkinson, Drew and Chase of Atlanta, GA, and Melanie (Kelly) Flynn, Talon and Peyton of Wichita; brother, Jim (Evie) McKenzie of Aneta; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Margaret Wamstad and Lois Field. A graveside service will be held on June 15th, 2018, at Silent Hill Cemetery, Aneta, ND.

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