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Francis Willis (Mac) McIntosh II

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Francis Willis (Mac) McIntosh II Obituary
FRANCIS WILLIS MCINTOSH II (MAC) While having dialysis treatments, Francis Willis McIntosh II (Mac) passed away in Corona, CA on January 16, 2013 at age 92. He was the eldest of two sons, and was born to Dr. Francis W. McIntosh and Lucinda Mae Reddick McIntosh on March 6, 1920 in Keosauqua. Mac entered the Navy at age 17 as a seaman in 1937 and retired a Commander in 1970 having earned many medals, commendations and two bronze stars. Mac married Ellyn A. Kenney on May 30, 1942. His wife of 44 years preceded him in death on March 11, 1987. Also preceding him were his parents and younger brother, Leslie Jene McIntosh. Mac was an active member of the Circle City Radio Control Club and Elks Lodge of Corona, California. He was in his third term as Commander of American Legion Post 216. He helped co-found the Corona Genealogy Society. He proudly promoted his Scottish heritage and published a book on genealogy and was listed as co-author on three others as well as acting for many years as the historian for Clan Chattan. He also published his own memoirs. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Rae McIntosh of Highland, CA; a son Francis W. (Tim) McIntosh III of Corona; grandchildren Justin C. McIntosh, J. Mark Peterson and Holly Peterson; and great-grandchildren Nathaniel McIntosh and Scarlet Alana Peterson. Other survivors include a host of friends in California and Iowa and a host of nieces and nephews scattered around the country. Mac's humor was classic. He would vacate meetings saying, "Okay, fellows... McIntosh is leaving so your women are safe now!" For those who mourn his passing, the day is dark yet our lives are brighter for his having been in them. Services for McIntosh were held on Tuesday, January 22 at Thomas Miller Mortuary, in Corona, CA with his final remains buried at Riverside National Military Cemetery. Planned in his memory is a plaque at the Keosauqua (Iowa) Public Library. Also a memorial in his name has been established there for donations.



Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 23, 2013
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