Gilbert Dean McKessy

April 30, 1933 - Aug 12, 2010
Eaton Rapids, MI.

Mr. McKessy passed away on August 12, 2010 in Lansing, Michigan at the age of 77. Born April 30, 1933, the only son of Gaylord and Marguerite (Evans) McKessy. He lived most of his life on the family farm outside Eaton Rapids. A graduate of the Eaton Rapids High School. He and his father raised dairy cattle, swine and beef cattle in addition to crop farming. Gilbert had many hobbies and was a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, Model A Restorers Club, Lionel Collectors Club of America and the Eaton Rapids Area Historical Society.

He is survived by his aunt, Zoe McKessy of Jackson, cousins, Gerri (John) Anderson of Chelsea, Nancy Cummings of Clio, and Jelanie Bush of Newago. In addition, he is remembered by a wonderful group of friends and neighbors who were extremely helpful and
supportive to him in his later years and especially during his recent illnesses. The family expresses deep gratitude to the medical staff at Ingham Medical Hospital in Lansing, McLaren Hospice Services and to all his loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of support and sympathy.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at the Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your charity of choice in Mr. McKessy's name. For online condolences go to

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