The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 2, 2013

Malcolm Kerr MacKenzie

—  Malcolm Kerr MacKenzie, age 86, of Apple Valley and formerly of St. Peter, was united with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2012.

  A Celebration of His Life will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Union Presbyterian Church, St. Peter with Rev. Andrew Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, St. Peter. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, January 4th at St. Peter Funeral Home - Klein Chapel and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday.  Memorials are preferred to the Traverse des Sioux Treaty Site History Center or the Twin Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

   Malcolm was born April 3, 1926, in Gaylord, MN.  He was the son of State Senator Claude H. MacKenzie and Ruth Jean (Wheelock) MacKenzie.  Malcolm earned the rank of Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Gaylord High School in 1944.  Malcolm served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.  Malcolm then attended the University of Minnesota and the U of M Law School; graduating and passing the bar exam in 1951. On June 24, 1950, Malcolm was united in marriage to the love of his life, Donna Marie Tauer.  They were blessed with three children. Malcolm started practicing law in St. Peter in 1951 and was in private practice for 11 years.  In 1962 he partnered with Bill Gustafson to form the Gault, MacKenzie & Gustafson Law Firm. Malcolm served as Nicollet County Attorney for 12 years and had also served as a lobbyist for the County Attorney Association. Other community involvement included:  Lions Club (serving as District Governor for a time) leadership in the Twin Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and served one term as the President of the Clan MacKenzie Society of the Americas.

  Malcolm enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family; at the family cabin, camping vacations, and winters on the Alabama coast.

   Malcolm is survived by his daughter, Kyle (John) Nowell; son, Charles (Leigh Ann) MacKenzie; daughter-in-law Lynn MacKenzie; grandchildren: Heather (Paul) Polivka, Brandon (Katie) Macrafic,  Chalyce (Ryan) Bland, Colin (Trish) MacKenzie, Caleb (Kelly) MacKenzie, Cameron MacKenzie, Blake MacKenzie, and Nicole MacKenzie; step-grandchildren: Michael (Allison) Bell and Lisa (John) Thompson;  great-grandchildren: Henry and Ellie Macrafic, Colton MacKenzie; step-great-grandchildren: Shelby and Reagan Skinner, Ethan and Sara Thompson, and Jonas Bell.

   Malcolm was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Donna; his parents; his sister, Betty Jean and his son, Bruce.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Hilbert Callander 041814 - O.jpg Hilbert "Herbie" Callander

      Hilbert "Herbie" Callander, age 87, of Mankato, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Harlan Schauer

      Glen Harlan Schauer, age 75 of Waseca died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jerry Gideon

      Jerry Gideon, age 82, died April 5, 2014. Visitation is 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at St. Mary's Church in Madelia. A memorial mass and burial will follow.

    April 16, 2014

  • John Quiring 041714 - O.jpg John B. Quiring

      John B. Quiring, age 92, of Lake Crystal passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15th at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brian Becker 041714 - O.jpg Brian Becker

      Brian Becker, age 43 of Good Thunder, died on April 15, 2014 as a result of injuries from a car accident.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Glen Schauer 041714 - O.jpg Glen Harlan Schauer

      Glen Harlan Schauer, age 75 of Waseca died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Constance Bushma 041714 - O.jpg Constance Kay Bushma

      Constance Kay Bushma, age 67 of Waseca died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at home.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Magdalene (Maca) Ballman

     Magdalene (Maca) Ballman, 94, from Le Center passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague.

    April 16, 2014

  • Alvina M. Kleman

      Alvina M.  Kleman , 89,  of New Ulm, died Monday, April 14, 2014  at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN.

    April 16, 2014

  • George A. Stencel

      George A. Stencel, 99, of Minnesota Lake, MN, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Mapleton Community Home.

    April 16, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video