McKee, Robert and Doris

McKee, Robert and Doris

Robert E. and Doris A. McKee of Tucson, AZ (formerly of Otsego)were each surrounded by their family when they went home to be with their Lord, she on July 10, 2011 and he on August 22, 2011.

Doris was born July 13, 1927 in Otsego, the daughter of C. Benjamin and Signa (Gustafson) Cowles. Bob was born December 4, 1927, in Otsego, the son of William L. and Gladys (Unger) McKee.

Bob attended a one-room school in Trowbridge and they both graduated from Otsego High School in 1945, where they had become sweethearts. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and served in Hawaii. They were married March 24, 1948 and settled in Otsego. Bob and Doris were faithful members of the Otsego United Methodist Church. Bob retired from the Otsego Post Office in 1987 after serving as postmaster.

He was active in the Jaycees, was an artist and craftsman and pursued many hobbies and interests, including woodworking, sailing and collecting antiques and coins. Doris worked at Toaz Pharmacy until her retirement in 1986 and was also a Girl Scout Leader. Bob and Doris enjoyed traveling in their RV until they relocated in Tucson, AZ in 1990. They were secure in their faith and were an inspiration to all who knew them. Bob and Doris were devoted parents and grandparents.

Surviving are two daughters, Vicki (Dwight) Logee of Tucson and Jan (Krys) Cianciarulo of Maplewood, MN; three grandsons, Rob Gilliland and family of Sachse, TX, Rick Gilliland and family of Williamsburg, VA and James Gilliland and family of Fort Worth, TX; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at held 10:00 AM Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Rev. William Morris officiating.

Interment of cremated remains will be at Mountain Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego Area Historical Society Museum or the Otsego United Methodist Church.

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  1. Ken Roberts and Sherry Graham Roberts says:

    Ken and I are sorry we can’t make it to the memorial, as we both are still working. We live by Centreville with a Sturgis address on a beautiful lake with a son and daughter and 3 grandchildren after 43 years!

    We remember you all, and thinking of you today. Our deepest sympathy to you in losing both Doris and Bob so close together. Ken’s parents have passed away, but Bob and Joyce Graham are doing well inYuma, AZ and send their condolences and have great memories of your parents. May The Lord bless yoou all. Sherry

  2. Joan Walters says:


    So sorry to learn of your parents passing. They were great people and a real inspiration to all that knew them.

    Joan Walters

  3. Kim Dorothy Blagg says:

    Jan – have missed you over the years. I’m so sorry that you’ve lost your parents so close together but they were so close in many ways. I would love to hear from you to catch up.



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