Obit: Mark McKillip


Mark L. “Buzz” McKillip, 78, of Moscow, died on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Interment will be in the Klein Cemetery, Moscow. An informal luncheon will follow at the Community Bank Community Room.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

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Mark was born in Muscatine on May 14, 1941 to Mark “Mike” and Leona (Batchelor) McKillip.

Buzz graduated from Wilton High School in 1959. Buzz married Karen Ann McKillip on June 29, 1963 in Iowa City. She preceded him in death on Oct. 23, 2014.

He was a journeyman lineman at REC and retired from CIPCO in 2003.

He attended Spangler Chapel in Muscatine. Buzz coached little league softball and baseball. He had a passion for fast cars.

Buzz is survived by his children: Joshua (Jennifer) McKillip of Melbourne, Florida, Kristen McKillip of Moscow, Marci Dunlap (Mark Bell) of Fairfield and Mark (Lael) McKillip of Maui, Hawaii; six grandchildren: Guy, Jillian, Anna, Gabe, Gwyn and Jackson; and his sister Joyce (Jerry) Coss of Wilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sister Janyce Grunder and his brother Kiel McKillip.