Floyd “Pudgy” McGee
Floyd Allen McGee nicknamed Pudgy died on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2013 at Oahe Manor in Gettysburg, SD at the age of 76. A funeral service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg on Monday, Jan. 7. Burial was at the Gettysburg City Cemetery.
Allen was born July 25, 1936 at Agar, SD to Floyd Arthur McGee and Agnes Tobin McGee. He was the second oldest of a family of four. When Allen was two years old he contracted polio and endured many operations on his feet and suffered from it all of his life. In 1944 Allen moved with his family to Potter County. He made his home with his parents and moved from the Knustle Farm where his dad had worked, into Gettysburg in 1976. After his dad died, he and Agnes moved to an apartment complex in Pierre. In December 2010 he became a member of the Pete McGee household in Onida when his mother died on Dec. 23. He lived there until Nov. 1, 2012 when he entered Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.
Allen helped his mother with her home daycare helping cook and taking care of the kids. Allen touched many lives from newborns on up and was known by all the children us Uncle Pudgy. He had a great sense of humor, joking with family members and the nurses at Oahe Manor. He had a grin about him that was contagious. Besides being with people, some of the greatest enjoyments were watching old western movies, listening to western music and watching the Lawrence Welk show.
Allen was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gettysburg. He is survived by his sister Delores Roush of Pierre and brother Pete McGee of Onida; aunts, Theresa Frost of Gettysburg, Susan Engel of Sturgis, Irene Frost of Oregon and Annamae Tobin of Washington, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wayne in 2004; brother-in-law Edd Roush in 1992.
Isburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.