May 27, 2024

Richard (Dick) A. MacKinnon

Richard (Dick) A. MacKinnon, 76, died May 13, 2017 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.  He was born on July 18, 1940 in Leadville, Colorado the son of Richard and Edna (Essemier) MacKinnon, Sr.

Dick spent his childhood in Florence, Colorado.  He attended school there, was on the football team that won the state championship in 1957, and graduated from Florence High School.  He went on to attend Pueblo Community College.  On June 25, 1961, he married Kay Koefoed in Cañon City, Colorado.  She survives.  In 1963, they moved to Moscow, Kansas where Dick farmed and raised cattle and sheep.  Then in 1971, the family moved to Ulysses. During this time, he became a private pilot and flew the family on vacations.   While living in Ulysses, Dick also served as an EMT for 15 years.  He was also active in 4-H and served on the Grant County Fair Board.  In 2001, they moved to Dodge City.  Dick worked for the Soil Conservation Service until his retirement in 2012.  He loved being outdoors, watching K-State football games, and reading.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ulysses.

Dick is survived by his wife, Kay of Dodge City; son, Ross MacKinnon of Olathe; daughter, Shelley Alexander of Ulysses; sister, Eunice Ankrum of Guffey, Colorado; two brothers, Gene MacKinnon and wife Gayle of Florence, Colorado and Dean MacKinnon and wife Jenny of Rockvale, Colorado; four grandchildren, Andrew Alexander of Manhattan, Ryan MacKinnon of Overland Park, Pamela Hampton and husband Craig of Ulysses, and Katie MacKinnon of Olathe; two great grandchildren, Eli and Lucas Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Rolland MacKinnon.

Funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Dodge City on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding.  Burial will be at 3:00 PM Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Grant County Cemetery, Ulysses.  Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Dodge City on Tuesday May 16, 2017 from noon to 8:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Dodge City or the KSU Alumni Foundation care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at