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John P. "JP" McDonald 1992 - 2013
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November 16, 2014
To the McDonald family: Somehow we missed hearing of the death of "JP", the grandson of John and Laurel, our good friends from St. Philip Neri. A former fellow parishioner showed up at our church here in Shawano yesterday, and the death of "JP" came up. We were so saddened to hear of such a tragic death of such a young person. We have seven grandchildren, and would be devastated over the loss of any of them. Our prayers are with all of you. May "JP" rest in peace. Love from the entire Van Kirk family.
August 26, 2013
Dear McDonald Family,
My heart is breaking to hear of the loss of your son & brother. Please know that my prayers are with your entire family at this time.
August 21, 2013
John and family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. No one should ever loose a child.
Don Zapfel
August 18, 2013
John, Jennifer and Madeline,
My sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Melissa Short
August 17, 2013
Jennifer, John, and Madeline-
Words cannot express the sorrow that my heart is feeling for all of you. You will continue to be in my prayers.
August 17, 2013
Please know you are all in my prayers.
August 16, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. John was a wonderful human being - Sincerely, Wess, Pat, Brant and Elisa Vogt.
August 16, 2013
John and Family -

Thinking and praying for your family from across the miles.

Patrick, Alex and Haley Smith
August 16, 2013
So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I remember when he was born and Grandma Laurel was so proud and happy. My prayers and thought are with your family.
Ethel Konczak
August 16, 2013
I know that I speak for my entire family when I say that my heart just aches for you.....I am so sorry for the loss of your son, JP.

Amy Boll
August 15, 2013
The McDonald family: We were shocked to hear of your loss of your son. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love and support will always be here for you! Jim & Jill Bersch
August 15, 2013
So sorry to hear about your son's passing. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
August 15, 2013
May God's peace and grace help you during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you all.
August 15, 2013
Jenny and Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. As the mother of a special needs child, this story touches my heart to think of how it seemed he made it his life's work to help those with special needs. Those kinds of people I will always hold dear. He will continue his mission from heaven. My deepest sympathies.
August 14, 2013
Dear John, Jennifer and Madeline,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that so many are praying for you at Lumen Christi.
August 14, 2013
John and I were both helpers in a gym class for special needs kids at Homestead. He was so great with them and was always so kind to everyone he met. I have a brother and sister that had special needs that passed away, so I always appreciate when people have a compassion for those with disabilities. John was definitely one of those people I admired because of his joyful personality and accepting attitude especially towards people who are considered different. I didn't know him that well but he always took time to smile and talk to me when we would run into each other. It's so incredibly sad that such a beautiful soul has left our world. My thoughts and love are with John's family and close friends.
August 14, 2013
Jennifer and Family,
Thinking of you and praying that you find peace.
Jayne Risberg
August 14, 2013
Our hearts are breaking for you at this incredibly difficult time. No one should have to bear the weight of losing a child or sibling at such a young age. There are no words to say to comfort your pain except for you to know that we are here for you in anyway that you need us. Our thoughts and prayers are constantly with you and will continue to be throughout the days to come. May you find some peace in the cherished memories that you have of JP.

Scott and Liz
August 14, 2013
Jenny and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of you son. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
August 14, 2013
So sorry to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers go out to you & your family.
August 14, 2013
Lord God, source and destiny of our lives, in Your loving providence You gave us JP to grow in wisdom, age, and grace. Now You have called him to Yourself. We grieve over the loss of one so young and struggle to understand Your purpose. Draw him to Yourself and give him full stature in Christ. May he stand with all the angels and saints, who know Your love and praise Your saving will. Amen.
August 14, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers go out to your family. Carmi Peot
August 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The Catena Family
August 14, 2013
It is hard to lose a loved one and harder if it is your child,thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 14, 2013
Johnny, so sorry to hear about your son. You and your family are in my prayers! Stay strong buddy! Mark Ruelle
August 14, 2013
John, Jen & Madeline,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that old friends are thinking of you and hoping you can find strength and comfort in the days ahead.
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