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Aidan McKinnon

Aidan “Jim” J. McKinnon, 83, left this world at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Autumn Court located in Ottawa, where he was a resident since July 20, 2012. He was born in Carey on May 1, 1936, to Ira F. and Anna Marie (Derr) McKinnon. He was baptized in and was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Carey.
Aidan was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He married Mary Ann Billock on April 16, 1955, at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Carey, and she survives. Their marriage was dissolved on July 9, 1987.
Surviving are one son, Anthony J. (Sandra) McKinnon; three daughters Mrs. Jeffrey (Elaine) Hurdle; Mrs. Paul (Angela) Rybicki; and Ms. Jean McKinnon; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Aidan was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sister Roberta McKinnon; and Oread McKinnon-Haferd; and four brothers, Richard, Robert, Howard and Gordon McKinnon.
Aidan retired from, what was then known as Autolite, in Fostoria, on March 30, 2001, where he was a tool and die maker with 27 plus years of service. He worked as a tool and die maker with other companies as well. He enjoyed watching The Ohio State University Buckeye football team kick the feces out of *ichigan. He also enjoyed their basketball team as well as other team sports. He enjoyed yard work and mechanical/garage work, as well as being an avid follower of politics and history. He educated himself further by reading books and surfing the net. He was an accomplished genealogist and a 1954 graduate of Carey High School.
Aidan earned the rank of a U.S. Army Sergeant in the Korean War and was honorably discharged.
Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey. A mass of Christian burial will be Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Carey, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carey Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, as well as other bereavement items, the family requests that all memorial contributions be directed to Autumn Court, Ottawa, Ohio and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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