Michael Ivin McKean

Our son, brother, grandchild and friend, Michael (Mike) Ivin McKean, age 24, passed away on Friday, Jan 10, 2020. He was born in St. George, Utah on November 9, 1995. He graduated Dixie High School in 2014. Michael is the son of Bill and Christina Nelson of Washington, Utah and Jesse McKean of Hurricane, Utah.

Michael seemed to always have a passion and talent for anything physical; bodybuilding, hunting, riding motorbikes and mountain biking. He also loved to create music.

Michael had a tender and loving heart. He had a unique and unusual ability to look after his younger brother and sister, even at a very early age. Michael, especially, loved his family adventures in Costa Rica and had a dream of living there one day.

Although in the last few years, Michael lived with the daily struggles of mental illness, he continually sought deeper meaning and purpose. His physical strength was evident by his strong body, but his inner strength was especially evident as he valiantly fought his daily battles.  He valued relationships with family and friends more than any possession. He had an ever-growing desire to connect with God. Michael is now free to progress towards having an eternal family, something that he longed for.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Christina Nelson and Jesse McKean; siblings, Jesse McKean, Celeste McKean and Emily Nelson; stepsiblings, Tyler (Maranda) Nelson, Ryan (Linzie) Nelson, Jared (Dasha) Nelson, Meghan Nelson and Kason Nelson. He is preceded in death by his stepsister, Ashlee Nelson and his grandfathers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, Washington Fields North Stake Center, 3167 East 1140 South, St. George, Utah (next to Crimson Intermediate school).  A viewing will be held prior to services from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah. Arrangements have been entrusted to Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George (435) 673-2454.



9:30 to 10:30am

Second Visitation


11:00 am


Washington Fields North Stake Center
3167 East 1140 South
Washington, UT 87480


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5 Responses

  1. Prima,ahijada mi mas sincero pesame en estos momentos tan dificiles espero Dios te llene de fuerza paz y pronta resignacion.

  2. I had the pleasure of meeting Michael when he worked with my late husband, Taylor Spalding, at Stephen Wade Honda years ago. He was so much fun with a great sense of humor! He had a kind heart and I believe he and my husband were good friends because they both dealt with mental health issues. My husband succumbed to his illness in 2015 and sweet Michael was at his funeral giving his love and support to me. It meant a lot to me. He is the same age as my daughter. My heart aches for you in his family that are left behind. It brings me peace to know that Michael and my husband are once again friends in heaven and my prayer is that one day you will feel peace with it also. This tribute was amazing and beautiful, just like your son. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all at this difficult and heartbreaking time.
    All my love,
    Lovey Garcia

  3. Nuestro mas sentido pesame para toda la familia. Que dios les de resignacion y fortaleza durante esta triste perdida. Les mandamos un fuerte abrazo, tias
    Sandra y Paula Rodriguez. Y Hilda Vasquez. Que Descanses Empaz Michael 🙏🙏🙏🌷🌷⚘⚘⚘

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