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Michael Doug McKinniss
Michael Doug McKinnissElginCometsMichael Doug McKinniss, age 44, of LaRue, died Friday March 12, 2010 at his residence.  He was born May 27, 1965 in Marion to Sheldon O. and Marji A. (Fabian) McKinniss and they survive.  On January 5, 1985 he married Melissa R. Martin and she survives.

Also surviving is one daughter; Stephanie M. (Jacob) Dairy of Nevada, two sons; Michael S. McKinniss of New Bloomington and Matthew J. McKinniss at home. Grandsons; Mason Dairy and Jackson McKinniss. Sister; Sue D. (Jim) Smith of Marion, Brothers; Steve R. (Gwyn) McKinniss and David L. McKinniss both of LaRue. Nieces and Nephews.

Doug worked as a foreman with Dry Lane Construction for 15 years, prior to that he worked with Sun Fall Enterprises.He graduated from Elgin High School in 1983. He fought diabetes for 25 years, on October 3, 2009 he received a pancreatic transplant. For the first time he was diabetes free. He helped with work on the farm, helped coach six grade football, was very adventurous. He  loved hunting, fishing and football. And his grandsons ment the world to him.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue.  Minister will be the Rev. Edward W. Fugate. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in LaRue from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday.

Those who wish may make contributions to either the Central Ohio Diabetes Assn. 1100 Dennison Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43201 or Lifeline of Ohio 770 Kinnear Rd. Suite 200 Columbus, Ohio 43212.
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#1 from: Jeff
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM

I am so sorry Melissa. I wish I could be there right now for you and the kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With love, your brother.

#2 from: Amy Price
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Matt and family,
I was so sorry to hear about your terrible loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Amy Price

#3 from: Larry Nibert
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 9:13 AM

So sorry for you and your kids . You are in my prayers

#4 from: April, Mike & Cody
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Melissa, you and your family are in our thoughts & prayers. Remember he will always be with you in your memories & in your heart.

We love you ,
           April, Mike & Cody

#5 from: Vicky Wood
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Doug's friends from Elgin class of 1983 have many wonderful memories of Doug.

#6 from: Janis L Holdcraft
Nevada OH
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Sheldon, Marji, and family
My sincere sympathy to you and all your family, my goodness how it seems like such a short time ago, Teri and Scott and Doug were all playing at Grandma McKinniss's. You will always have so many memories stored in that perfect place in your heart marked "Doug". I pray for God's peace to cover you during this time..Scott's Mom

#7 from: Phill & Linda Seiter
Blanchard, MI
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM

 I was saddened to hear of the loss of your son, Michael. I know he will be greatly missed by friends and family. My wife and I will keep you in our prayers
      Pihll& Linda Seiter.

#8 from: Jeanne &John and kids
Pataskala, OH
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Melissa & Family:
Our deepest sympathy at this sad time for you and your family.
Doug was a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather.
Thoughts & prayers.

#9 from: Larry & Julie Clark
Surprise Arizona
Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Dear Melissa & kids, We are so sorry for your loss.We never got to see you all that often, but we still always felt like we are all family.So your loss is our loss as well.You will all be in our thoughts & prayers and we are sure Doug is watching over each and everyone one of you now! We LOVE you, Julie & Larry Clark

#10 from: Lyn and Kim Bostwick
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Our sympathy goes out to Melissa,  Michael, Jackson and the whole family. We are very sad for the family. May God Bless You and be with you during your time of need. Our prayers go out to you.

Lyn and Kim Bostwick

#11 from: Paula Butz
Galion Ohio
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Melissa and family, Im so sorry to hear of your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you in this time of sorrow. Love your friend, Paula

#12 from: Tonya & Gregory Heyboer
Staunton, VA
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM

We are so sorry for your loss and will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.  Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

#13 from: Laura, Kate & Jack
LaRue, OH
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:37 AM

Melissa, Michael, Stephanie and Matthew,
We are so sorry for your loss.  You have a wonderful family to help you through this painful time. You are blessed.
Please know that you are in our prayers.

#14 from: Curt & Pat Lester
New Orleans
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Our deepest sympathies,to you Milissa and all the family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers.  Pat & Curt

#15 from: Angie Justin
Richwood, Ohio
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Melissa and family,
Words can never express enough my sympathies for all of you!! My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you!!! Hold on to all the great memories that you have.

#16 from: Dreama Thompson
Myrtle Beach
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Our deepest sympathies,to you Milissa and your beautiful family. Your family will be in our deepest thoughts and prayers.  Doug was a good man and will be sadly missed.  God Bless you.

Love you,
Aunt Dreama, Uncle Phil, Brian & Terra Thompson

#17 from: Bob Boltz
Marion Ohio
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 6:02 AM

Sheldon , sorry to hear of the loss of your son, I cannot imagine the pain a parent feels at the lose of a child. May God be with your family at this time!

Bob Boltz

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