Merrill McKee Main "Mac" age 79, died at home on July 29, 2019. Mac was born November 12,1939, in Chicago, Illinois, to Merrill Martin Main and Frances McKee Main. The family moved to Park Ridge, Illinois, in the early 1940’s. Mac attended schools in Park Ridge where he graduated from Maine East High School in 1957. He then went on to school at Greencastle, Indiana, graduating in 1961 from DePauw University with a BA in Psychology. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corp). His ROTC active service began in Minuteman missile security at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, and concluded at March AFB, 15th Air Force Headquarters in Riverside, California. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to Park Ridge in 1965 where he and his family have lived for over 50 years. He was a Human Resource professional. After an early retirement he exhibited great interest and expertise in geneology serving as the project leader for the Main surname project. He was a volunteer as well as a caregiver for many.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years Sandra Quickenden Main and their two children Michele Main Valenzia (John), granddaughter Grace Valenzia, and Mark (Adrienne) Main, and grandchildren Ella, Luke, Nora, Sara, Tess, and Sean Main.
Celebration of life services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates remembrances to the Park Ridge Community Fund, 1S. Northwest Hwy, Lower level, Park Ridge, Il. 60068, or Rainbow Hospice, 1550 Bishop Court, Mt. Prospect, Il. 60056, or to a charity of the friend's choosing.