William T. McKean, 86, of Highland died on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at his home.
Private interment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo. Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1929 in Desoto, Mo., to Elmer and Grace McKean. On Oct. 11, 1962, he married Shirley L. Rellman. She passed away on Jan. 31, 2004.
Mr. McKean moved to Highland in 1971. He and his wife made their home west of Highland on Route 143. He worked on the barge lines on the Mississippi River. He later worked for the Ferguson-Florissant School District in the maintenance department, retiring in 2001. He loved his rat terrier, Carver, and enjoyed riding his Gold Wing motorcycle. He and his wife helped and volunteered at the Highland Animal Shelter.
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Survivors include his adoptive family members, Lucy K. Potts of Highland, Kris (Dan) Oestringer of Highland, Amy Potts of Southern Pines, N.C., Landyn Oestringer of Highland and Logan Oestringer of Highland.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jim McKean; and a sister, Mildred Korte.
Memorials may be made to Highland Animal Shelter.