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Jeffrey William McKinnon

Jan 09, 2018

Jeffrey William McKinnon, 73, of New London, died January 6, 2018 at Great River Klein Center.

Born September 1, 1944, in Burlington, he was the son of Bill and Margaret Lu Westerbeck McKinnon. He married Suzanne McCabe; they divorced. He graduated from New London High School in 1962. He was in the Navy four years serving in Vietnam 1969-1970, when he was honorably discharged. He received his political science degree from Iowa Wesleyan College.


He loved his family; was an avid Cardinals and Bears fan; loved music and was a self-taught musician playing in many local bands. He supported New London and Ottumwa sports.


Survivors include daughter, Jennifer Callahan, West Des Moines; son, Robert McKinnon, Ottumwa; six grandchildren; sister, Gina Anderson, New London. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Services will be at 11:00 Friday, January 12, 2018 at Elliott Chapel with Pastor Dean Graber and Mr. Mike Byrum officiating and military rites by Henry County Honor Guard. Visitation begins at 9:00 with the family present one hour prior. Inurnment will be at Burge Cemetery. Memorials are established for New London High School Athletics and Great River Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

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