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Alex McKay

March 30, 2006 — June 28, 2015

Minonk- After a brave battle with cancer Alex John McKay went home to be with Jesus on June 28, 2015 at the age of 9, at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.
Alex was born March 30, 2006 in Peoria a son of John Dennis and Kimberly Dawn Cramblet McKay.
Alex is survived by his loving parents, John and Kimberly McKay, Minonk; sister, Ella at home; paternal grandparents, John and Kay McKay, Minonk; maternal grandparents, Ron Cramblet, Milton, FL and Dot Cramblet, Bushnell, IL; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Bryce; paternal great grandparents and maternal great grandparents.
Throughout his battle, he displayed courage, strength, and bravery. He taught us to live life fully and inspired the comedian inside us. Alex enjoyed music, riding his 4-wheeler, playing sports and building Legos. He had a gift of being direct and honest when appropriate. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Minonk and was a 3rd grader at Fieldcrest South Grade School, Minonk and the Cub Scouts Pack 3878.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 on Thursday at Fieldcrest High School Gymnasium, with a family rosary recited prior to visitation.
Private funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Minonk. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk is assisting his family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, Alex's family requests memorials directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Online tributes and condolences may be sent to his family at


JUL 2. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Fieldcrest High School Gymnasium
Minonk, IL

Private Services


St. Patrick Church
420 E. 6th Street
Minonk, IL 61760

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