THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Roberta F. McKenney
Roberta (Birdy) Freida (Baye) McKenney of Marinette, passed away June 4, 2017 surrounded by her husband and family.
Born May 26, 1962 in Roseburg, Or., to parents, Martha Baye, Vincent Baye and Ovey Whitaker, she grew up with five siblings and attended school in the Amberg/Wausaukee area.
Later she attended a higher education program for broadcasting in Wausau. In her first marriage, she had two children, Benjamin Barker and Arminda (Mindy) Barker. She then married Ronald McKenney in 1999 and gained two step-children, Shannon Ellie (McKenney) and Marissa McKenney. She was involved in the community through her jobs at KSLP, Dunlap Square, Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce and the Peshtigo Pharmacy.
She is survived by her husband, Ron; her mother, Martha; a sister, Cynthia; two brothers, Don and Pat; four children, Shannon (husband, Bryan), Benjamin, Mindy (fiance, Jon) and Marissa (fiance, Tyler); four grandchildren; in-laws, Della and Harold; brother and sister-in-laws, Rod and Nancy, Dennis and Sara, Bruce and Lois, Kevin and Kim and Brian and Beth and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her fathers, Vincent Baye and Ovey Whitaker and two brothers, William and Gene.
A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette. A funeral service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marinette on Saturday, June 10 at 10 a.m. followed by a lunch in the adjoining school.