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Loy G. McKibbin

Posted on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Jan. 10, 1944 - Oct. 8, 2012

ELKHART — Loy G. “Butch” McKibbin, 68, of Elkhart and Mesa, Ariz., passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Jan. 10, 1944, in Elkhart to Loy G. Sr. and Esther (Meese) McKibbin. He married Suzanne Rutter on April 11, 1964 in Cassopolis, Mich.

She survives with a son, Jeffrey (Diane) McKibbin of Elkhart; two daughters, Christine (Jeff) Riffel of Osceola and Stephanie (Randy) Doncilovic of Elkhart; eight grandchildren, Zachary, Caden, Jessica, Garrett, Spencer, Rodney, Abegail and Dale; and a sister, Nancy (Walter) Gunn of South Bend.

Butch graduated from Concord High School in 1962 and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He retired in May as owner of Moore’s Towing Service and was the owner of Moore’s Brake Service.

He attended Faith United Methodist Church and was a member of Kane Masonic Lodge 183, Scottish Rite, Valley of South Bend, Mizpah Shrine in Fort Wayne, Loyal Order of Moose 599 and the Elkhart Evening Optimist Club.

He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed boating and fishing with his grandkids. Butch and Sue enjoyed travelling worldwide.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Faith United Methodist Church, Goshen. The Rev. John Hogsett will officiate. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Faith United Methodist Church or Elkhart Evening Optimist Club Scholarship Foundation. Visit www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com to share a condolence with the family.