Gerald Lee “Mick” McVeyWritten by Theresa Rose on February 11, 2015
Gerald Lee “Mick” McVey, 80, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 12:14 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
Born September 5, 1934 in West Point, Iowa, the son of Ivan and Vera (Lamm) McVey. On November 26, 1960 he married Myrna Harper in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife Myrna of West Point, three sons Curtis (Jackie) McVey of West Point, Douglas (Michelle) McVey of Oak Harbor, Washington and Eric (Dee) McVey of Blandford, Massachusettes, six grandchildren: Alex, Josh, Andy, Jeremy, Natalie and Maddy McVey, brother-in-law Richard Hatch of Hillsboro, sister-in-law Dorothy McVey of Conway, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Hatch of Hillsboro, two brothers Paul McVey of Burlington and Giles McVey of Russelville, Arkansas.
Mick was a graduate of Denmark High School. He served as an Army Engineer during the Korean War. He worked as a farmer, welder and mechanic and retired from Dial Corp. Mick was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668. He was very handy and could fix anything. Mick enjoyed working on old cars, woodworking, yardwork and travelling. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and attending their activities.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.
Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in West Point with full military rites presented by the West Point Holtz-Geers American Legion Post #668.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the West Point American Legion Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.