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Carl W McGee

May 24, 1938 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 83)


Carl Wayne McGee, 83, of Kellogg, died on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 15, 2022, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends after burial and military honors at Palo Alto Cemetery with a lunch and the Moose Lodge Ritual at the Moose Lodge from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  Memorials in Carl’s name (checks made payable to Rebecca Harned) at the funeral home. 

Carl, the son of Loren and Virginia (Atwood) McGee, was born on May 24, 1938 in Iowa City. He was a lifelong resident of Jasper County. At the age of 17, Carl joined the U.S. Navy and served his country for six years, four years active duty and two in the reserves. During his time in the service he received the Good Conduct Medal. Carl returned to Newton and worked for the Maytag Company. He began his career as a carpenter and retired as the UAW Union Representative. On May 16, 1987, Carl was united in marriage with Elizabeth (Keith) DeKoning in Kellogg. After his retirement, Carl sold real estate for Re/Max and worked in maintenance at the Jasper County Youth Shelter and Progress Industries. He also managed Greenway Apartments for many years. 

Carl was a 50 year member of the Newton Lodge #59 AF & AM. He served as Worshipful Master of Meridian Lodge #280 AF& AM in 1969. He was a District Lecturer for the Grand Lodge of Iowa AF & AM. He also served as High Priest of Gebal Chapter R.A.M., Illustrious Master of Malachi Council #55 R. & S.M., and Eminent Commander of Oriental Commandery #22 Knights Templar. Carl had been honored by receiving the Knight of York Cross of Honour (KYCH) in Charles Clyde Priory #42 KYCH. 

Carl also held several offices in the Moose Lodge; serving as Ritual Trustee, Governor, Jr. Past Governor, Deputy Supreme Governor, and President of Iowa Eastern Nebraska Association. He recently received the Pioneer Award from the Moose Lodge.  Carl was also a member of the American Legion Post 111 and loved his good friends at the Legion that he would have drinks with on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  

Carl was an accomplished bowler and was a member of the Jasper County Bowling Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, woodworking, hunting, camping and racing stock cars.  Carl loved his grandchildren and attending their activities.

Carl is survived by his children, Ronnie McGee of Des Moines, Rick (Sandy) McGee of Newton, and Rebecca (James) Harned of Newton; step-children, Mark DeKoning of Unionville, Missouri and Julie (John) Cummins of Newton; his 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his sister, Carol (Bob) Boyer of Lakeland, Florida; half-brother, Jack McGee of Chicago, Illinois; his brother-in-law, LeRoy Cloyd of Ottumwa; and lifelong friend, Ralph Winchell.  He was preceded in death by his father, Loren McGee; mother and step-father, Virginia and Max “Shorty” McDaniels; wife, Elizabeth McGee; son, Ray McGee; step-son, Scott DeKoning; granddaughter, Mandi Ehler-McGee; his siblings, Ted (Hazel) Sutton, Phyllis Seals, Anne Cloyd, Kay Harlow, Mike McDaniels, and Catherine McGee in infancy; and his half siblings, Alan McGee and Catherine Winbun. 

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Funeral Service


Memorial Service
April 15, 2022

10:30 AM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539

Visitation with a lunch
April 15, 2022

12:30 PM
Moose Lodge Club 923
2233 S 24th Ave W
Newton, IA 50208

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