Charles ‘Chuck’ McGee, 84

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Charles ‘Chuck’ McGee, 84

Charles “Chuck” T. McGee, M.D., 84, from Coeur d’Alene, left us to join his beloved wife, Carol June, in God’s Kingdom on Aug. 10, 2019. Chuck was born April 28, 1935, in Turlock, Calif., to Leonard Lacy McGee and Margaret Elizabeth McGee. He was a very inquisitive child who always dreamed of growing up to serve people as a doctor.

He pursued his passion and graduated at the top of his class at the University of Washington, where he excelled at and chose obstetrics as his focus. He continued to practice this field until late in his life.

Chuck met his wife while he was a senior medical student, at Wesley Hospital, in Chicago. Lovely Carol was a head nurse and the two fell fast in love. They traveled the globe together for years and then decided to start their family. They adopted their two children, Tom and Liz.

Chuck dedicated his life to his medical career and his family. He loved skiing, golfing, piloting model airplanes and gardening, and he also published four medical research books. His love of modern medicine and alternative treatments made Chuck a unique, well-rounded physician. He was loved by everyone he came in contact with. His quick wit and dry sense of humor kept people laughing and on their toes at the same time.

Chuck is survived by daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Bunch, and devoted son-in-law, Brent Bunch of Rathdrum; son, Thomas McGee and daughter-in-law, Jaclyn McGee of Seattle; his cousin, Martha Hall of Michigan; brother-in-law, Skip Cooper of Seattle; grandchildren, Blake and Alisha Schuttemeier of Coeur d’Alene, Kody McGee, Brandon Bunch, Brooklyn Bunch and Kyle McGee, all of Rathdrum; and great-grandchildren, Tia and Logan Schuttemeier. Chuck is also survived by a large number of nieces and nephews and family members from all over the country. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Margaret McGee and sister, Barbara Cooper.

If you would like to make a charitable donation on behalf of Chuck, please donate to the Schneidmiller Hospice House, 2290 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Yates Funeral Home — Coeur d’Alene Chapel, 744 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. A reception will follow at Ponderosa Golf Course, 1291 N. Galena Drive, Coeur d’Alene.

Please visit Chuck’s online memorial and sign his guestbook at

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