May 12, 2011

Michael F. McKinney

Michael Frederick McKinney age 65 of  Bellevue, Nebraska (formerly of Lincoln) died on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in Omaha.  He was born on February 1, 1946 in Lincoln to Waldo Elmer and Harriett Darlene (Eissler) McKinney.  Michael served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from May 11, 1967 to February 9, 1976.  He married Karen Kay Coolen on June 6, 1987 in Auburn, Nebraska, she preceded him in death on November 5, 2004.  He worked for Pony Express as a courier.  Michael enjoyed flying model airplanes and was a member of the Cobra Flying Field. 

Michael is survived by his daughters, Shawnna and Kurt Bonner of Milford, NE; Lori and Kevin Johnson of Valley, NE; Tina and Mitch Kimball of Auburn, NE; Amber McKinney of Auburn, NE; 13 grandchildren; his sister, Patricia Ann Jacobs of Tacoma, WA.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, parents and in-laws.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home

A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Wyuka Cemetery.

Burial with military honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.


  1. This is to Patricia Jacobs: I was born to Dolores Morris and raised in the home of my grandparents, Hazel and Russell Morris along with my sister, Rosemary, in Fairbury, NE. Hazel was a sister to your grandmother, Grace. I used to visit your folks, Walt and Harriet, you and Mike when Walt was at the Humane Society. I have lost all tract of the Applegate family since 1985. Please except my sympathy and I would love to hear from you.

    • Thank you very much for your sympathy if you would like I can give my Aunt Pat your email address is you would like, you can email it to me at

      Lori McKinney Johnson


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