Kevin McElroy, 25 - April 21, 2014Kevin M. McElroy, 25, of Omaha, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at an Omaha hospital after a year-long battle with cancer.
Services were conducted on Friday, April 25, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Merlin Schrad officiating. Graveside services took place at Calvary Cemetery at Omaha.
McElroy was born June 4, 1988, at Lincoln, the son of Terry and Kris (Graff) McElroy. The family moved to Sioux City when he was a child.
He attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and graduated from Heelan High School in 2006.
McElroy received a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2011, while donating his time with volunteer work. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the Order of Omega.
On June 29, 2013, he was united in marriage to Cortney Pietryga at Omaha.
He was involved with cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and most recently, was employed as a microbiologist at Aegis Food Testing Laboratories in North Sioux City, SD.
?McElroy always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face, according to family members. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and fraternity brothers. He also enjoyed bicycle riding and spending time with his dog, Mickey.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Terry and Mary Helen McElroy.
Survivors include: his wife, Cortney of Omaha, his parents, Terry and Kris McElroy of Sioux City; a brother, Josh (Laura) McElroy of Sioux City; sister, Hanna McElroy of Sioux City; maternal grandparents, J.R. and Kathy Graff of Gothenburg; uncle, Dr, Jim and Kim Graff of Gothenburg; cousins, Jamie and Sean Graff of Gothenburg.
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