John K. McDonald, 91, of Midland, died at his residence Sunday, June 22, 2014. The son of the late Grover C. and Reah (Doil) McDonald was born May 25, 1923 in Mt. Haley Township, where he was raised and educated. John served with the Army
during World War II
and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars
. On Feb. 15, 1947 he married the former Helen Vadovich and she survives him. John worked for The Dow Chemical Co., retiring in 1981 after 41 years of service.
He was a member of St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #165. In his earlier years, he and Helen enjoyed square dancing, and he was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman, card player and enjoyed attending the grandchildren's sports functions.
John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen McDonald; sons, Tom (Kerry) McDonald, William (Kathy) McDonald; and his brother, Wilbur McDonald. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jill (William) Reynolds, Kevin McDonald and fiancÃ©e Kelly Watson, Kaitlin (Scott) Fink, Joseph McDonald, Timothy McDonald; and great-grandchildren, Bella and Brooklyn Fink and Landon, Laken and Ashlyn Reynolds.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary McDonald; and brothers, Maurice and James McDonald.
The funeral liturgy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church. Father Patrick O'Connor will officiate with interment in Midland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until time of mass.
Military honors will be conducted by the Midland Area Veterans and the U.S. Army Honors Team. Memorials may be offered to Heartland Hospice. Personal letters of condolence may be left with www.wilson-miller.com