In loving memory of

Michael E. McVay
February 3, 1951 - January 18, 2019

Michael Eugene McVay, age 67 of Colfax, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Burial will follow at Colfax Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association and condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Cecil and Doris (Smith) McVay, Mike was born on February 3, 1951 in Colfax. He graduated from Colfax High School in 1970. Mike worked at Maytag until his retirement. He was a member of the Sky Kings a remote control airplane club. He enjoyed scuba diving, fishing and snow skiing. Those left to honor his memory include his mother, Doris; two brothers, Alan (Malanida) McVay and Brian McVay as well as many other extended family. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.


Heidi Smith wrote on Feb 2, 2019:

"Mike was such a great guy. He stood up at our wedding and was a good friend to Ryan when he was growing up. Thanks for the ski lesson and all the fun fishing memories. Love you-Heidi"

John Hamer wrote on Jan 26, 2019:

"Mike you were one of the good guys. Thanks for being a good friend to my brother Jerry. My condolences to the family."

Chris Behrens wrote on Jan 22, 2019:

"Marla and I pass our sincere condolences to the McVay family as Mike moves on. Mike was a valued friend, would give his shirt off his back if needed, a hard worker, never shirking his responsibilities, and one of the most conscientious, detail-oriented gents I have ever known.. the reason why we bought Maytags for years. Have many fond memories waterskiing with Mike and the usual crew on the lakes south of Colfax and kibitzing on his love of aviation and flying. A good man and friend to many who will be sorely missed! Sincerely, Chris and Marla Behrens, Fuquay-Varina, NC & NAS Patuxent River, MD "

Pat and Terrie Tomlonovic wrote on Jan 21, 2019:

"Friendly, caring and down to earth person. He will be missed."