David G. Mackay
Nov. 17, 1953 - May 10, 2008
David G. Mackay, 54, Fort Dodge, died Saturday May 10, 2008.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Fort Dodge. Family interment services will be held in Alta. The visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, with a Masonic service and Order of the Eastern Star service beginning at 7 p.m., at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fort Dodge. Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.
David Guy Mackay, the son of Archibald John George and Janice (Fulks) Mackay, was born Nov. 17, 1953, in Atlantic He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1973, and attended Kirkwood Community College. On May 12, 1979, David was united in marriage to Annette Smith at Dolliver Park. David was employed with the University of Iowa and then was employed with Land O' Lakes for 24 years. David worked for "The Messenger" and was with the TSA at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport. He was a bus driver for the Fort Dodge School System and was employed with Iowa Health Systems. David recently completed his studies to receive his Bachelors Degree from Buena Vista University.
David was a member of Ashlar Lodge #111, the Pomegranate Lodge, Aurora Chapter OES, Alta Chapter OES, Ghost Garrison, the Boy Scouts of America and Phi Theta Kappa. He was involved in the Comedia Players and was active with the Oakland Cemetery Walk presentations. David was a past member of the Grand Lodge and a member of the Territorial Border Guard. David was involved in the History Channel documentary entitled "1812- The First Invasion" and he was an avid history buff.
David is survived by his wife Annette; his sons, Archie (Angela) Mackay, Livermore; Iain Mackay and Alex Mackay, and his fiance Bonnie Strickland, Fort Dodge; two grandchildren, Archie "Landon" and Alexis; his parents, Archibald and Janice Mackay, Alta; four sisters, Bonnie (Roy) Beukelman, Storm Lake; Lori (Clayton) Diischer, Alta; Tami (Jim) Douglas, Pewaukee, WI; Robin (Mark) Meyer, Algona; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Angel Mackay and his brother Archibald Mackay.