Obituary — Louis McAtee

Nov. 4, 1935 — Dec. 25, 2011
Louis “Ken” McAtee, 76, of Catawba Island, went home to be with the Lord on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25. Ken was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Port Clinton, the son of John Murl and Mary Beata (Seal) McAtee.

On April 30, 1960, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton, he married Mary Elizabeth Leary and she survives. Ken was a 1954 graduate of Port Clinton High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving from 1954 until 1958. Ken was a State Farm Insurance agent and friend to all of his clients, for more than 32 years, until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, member and past Exalted Ruler of the Port Clinton Elks Lodge No. 1718, American Legion Post No. 113 and a member of the Port Clinton Kiwanis. He loved to golf and had three holes-in-one. Ken loved playing cards and restoring his Lyman boat. Ken and Mary spent the winters in Englewood, Fla., after his retirement. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Survivors include: loving wife of 51 years Mary McAtee of Catawba Island; sons Douglas McAtee of Port Clinton, and David (Marnie) McAtee of Marblehead; daughters Denise (Ken) Ratliff of Marblehead, and Diane (Kurtis) Wylie of Lake Villa, Ill.; grandsons Justin, Dillon, Styles and Zachary McAtee, Kody Ratliff and Keegan and Kaiden Wylie; granddaughter Elizabeth Ratliff; great-granddaughter Jasmyne McAtee; brother Joseph McAtee of Riverside, Calif.; and sister Joy Sherrick of Middletown. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Shirley Mosley and Mary Margaret Reed.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, where an Elk’s Lodge of Sorrow service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by the Rev. John Missler at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with prayers held at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Ken may be given to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Tuition Fund or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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