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Plains Edition Obituaries for 9-10-11

Carrol McKay, 86, of O’Neill died on Aug. 28, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 18, 1925, at Elgin, Neb., to Martin and Anna (Carlson) McKay. He grew up on the family place north west of Spalding.

He graduated in 1942 from Wheeler Central High School in Bartlett, where he excelled in track, participating at the State track meet. He entered the United States Navy on June 8, 1945, serving his country during World War II. He received his honorable discharge Aug. 14, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Irene Rose Glaser on Oct. 23, 1946, at Spalding. They lived in Spalding, McCook, Holdrege and Atkinson before moving to O’Neill in 1953. Four children were born to them.

He worked for the State of Nebraska Brand Committee from 1947 to 1972, Production Credit Association and then United Nebraska Bank, retiring in 2007.

He loved rodeo and rode in his first one in 1944 and was a contestant, judge and arena director and helped produce many rodeos from the late 1940s to the present time. He served as First Membership and was elected President of Mid-States Rodeo Association in 1975 and 1976 and was the first member inductee in Nebraska Sandhill’s Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2006. He helped establish the present rodeo arena in O’Neill in the 1970s.

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He also broke many, many horses over the years. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed researching his family history, passing on many family stories.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.

Survivors include his children, Bob McKay of Inman, Pat (Jim) Gokie of O’Neill, Bill (Bobbi) McKay of Hastings, and Peg Davis of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Martin) Vodehnal of Grand Island; a brother, Dennis (Michaela) McKay of Spalding; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine McKay of Fort Collins, Colo., and Josephine Bauer of Spalding; a brother-in-law, Edward Glaser of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his brother, Cleatus, and two great-grandsons .

Carrol McKay, 86, of O’Neill died on Aug. 28, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 18, 1925, at Elgin, Neb., to Martin and Anna (Carlson) McKay. He grew up on the family place north west of Spalding.

He graduated in 1942 from Wheeler Central High School in Bartlett, where he excelled in track, participating at the State track meet. He entered the United States Navy on June 8, 1945, serving his country during World War II. He received his honorable discharge Aug. 14, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Irene Rose Glaser on Oct. 23, 1946, at Spalding. They lived in Spalding, McCook, Holdrege and Atkinson before moving to O’Neill in 1953. Four children were born to them.

He worked for the State of Nebraska Brand Committee from 1947 to 1972, Production Credit Association and then United Nebraska Bank, retiring in 2007.

He loved rodeo and rode in his first one in 1944 and was a contestant, judge and arena director and helped produce many rodeos from the late 1940s to the present time. He served as First Membership and was elected President of Mid-States Rodeo Association in 1975 and 1976 and was the first member inductee in Nebraska Sandhill’s Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2006. He helped establish the present rodeo arena in O’Neill in the 1970s.

He also broke many, many horses over the years. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed researching his family history, passing on many family stories.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.

Survivors include his children, Bob McKay of Inman, Pat (Jim) Gokie of O’Neill, Bill (Bobbi) McKay of Hastings, and Peg Davis of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Martin) Vodehnal of Grand Island; a brother, Dennis (Michaela) McKay of Spalding; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine McKay of Fort Collins, Colo., and Josephine Bauer of Spalding; a brother-in-law, Edward Glaser of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his brother, Cleatus, and two great-grandsons .

Carrol McKay, 86, of O’Neill died on Aug. 28, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 18, 1925, at Elgin, Neb., to Martin and Anna (Carlson) McKay. He grew up on the family place north west of Spalding.

He graduated in 1942 from Wheeler Central High School in Bartlett, where he excelled in track, participating at the State track meet. He entered the United States Navy on June 8, 1945, serving his country during World War II. He received his honorable discharge Aug. 14, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Irene Rose Glaser on Oct. 23, 1946, at Spalding. They lived in Spalding, McCook, Holdrege and Atkinson before moving to O’Neill in 1953. Four children were born to them.

He worked for the State of Nebraska Brand Committee from 1947 to 1972, Production Credit Association and then United Nebraska Bank, retiring in 2007.

He loved rodeo and rode in his first one in 1944 and was a contestant, judge and arena director and helped produce many rodeos from the late 1940s to the present time. He served as First Membership and was elected President of Mid-States Rodeo Association in 1975 and 1976 and was the first member inductee in Nebraska Sandhill’s Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2006. He helped establish the present rodeo arena in O’Neill in the 1970s.

He also broke many, many horses over the years. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed researching his family history, passing on many family stories.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.

Survivors include his children, Bob McKay of Inman, Pat (Jim) Gokie of O’Neill, Bill (Bobbi) McKay of Hastings, and Peg Davis of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Martin) Vodehnal of Grand Island; a brother, Dennis (Michaela) McKay of Spalding; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine McKay of Fort Collins, Colo., and Josephine Bauer of Spalding; a brother-in-law, Edward Glaser of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his brother, Cleatus, and two great-grandsons .

Carrol McKay, 86, of O’Neill died on Aug. 28, 2011, at his home.

He was born March 18, 1925, at Elgin, Neb., to Martin and Anna (Carlson) McKay. He grew up on the family place north west of Spalding.

He graduated in 1942 from Wheeler Central High School in Bartlett, where he excelled in track, participating at the State track meet. He entered the United States Navy on June 8, 1945, serving his country during World War II. He received his honorable discharge Aug. 14, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Irene Rose Glaser on Oct. 23, 1946, at Spalding. They lived in Spalding, McCook, Holdrege and Atkinson before moving to O’Neill in 1953. Four children were born to them.

He worked for the State of Nebraska Brand Committee from 1947 to 1972, Production Credit Association and then United Nebraska Bank, retiring in 2007.

He loved rodeo and rode in his first one in 1944 and was a contestant, judge and arena director and helped produce many rodeos from the late 1940s to the present time. He served as First Membership and was elected President of Mid-States Rodeo Association in 1975 and 1976 and was the first member inductee in Nebraska Sandhill’s Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2006. He helped establish the present rodeo arena in O’Neill in the 1970s.

He also broke many, many horses over the years. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed researching his family history, passing on many family stories.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.

Survivors include his children, Bob McKay of Inman, Pat (Jim) Gokie of O’Neill, Bill (Bobbi) McKay of Hastings, and Peg Davis of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan (Martin) Vodehnal of Grand Island; a brother, Dennis (Michaela) McKay of Spalding; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine McKay of Fort Collins, Colo., and Josephine Bauer of Spalding; a brother-in-law, Edward Glaser of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; his brother, Cleatus, and two great-grandsons .