Micheal L. McDonald
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July 2, 1953 - April 7, 2013
JEFFERSON - Micheal Louis McDonald, 59, of Jefferson, peacefully passed away at his home on April 7, 2013. He was born on July 2, 1953 to Mac & Betty (Reed) McDonald in Wickenberg, Arizona. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1971. After which he briefly attended Western University, then entered the United States Air Force. He married Kristine Dunn on May 4, 1974. To this marriage were born 4 children.
Mike was an avid sports fanatic and especially enjoyed playing baseball. He coached little league for many seasons and was a great mentor, both on and off the field. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, hunting, camping, and making memories with his family. He was a wonderful, caring husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Often he could be found rough housing with his grandchildren on the floor. He was a positive, upbeat man who was unassuming and loved his wife and family dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Kris McDonald, of Jefferson, and their children, Melissa (Michael) Brazil, also of Jefferson, Mitch (Camma) McDonald, of Salem, and Kelli (Aaron) Olson, of Lebanon. He also loved Andrew Ramsey and Keri McDonald, as though they were his own children. He is also survived by his 11 adoring grandchildren: Thomas, Melody, Kassidy, Bradley, Masen, Emily, Kayden, Delaney, Anibelle, Austen, and Karter; 2 nephews, and 3 nieces: James, Adam, Sara, Alexandra, and McKenna. His sister Michelle (Randy) Duff, of Muskegon, Michigan and brother, Bradley McDonald of Springfield are also surviving, as well as his in-laws, Ed & Pat Dunn, of Jefferson. He is preceded in death by his parents and 2 year old daughter, PJ.
Visitation is planned for Thursday from 2:00pm-7:00pm, and the memorial service will be on Saturday at 2:00pm, both will be at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center. Inurnment and military honors to follow at the Dallas Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Jefferson Parks & Recreation, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.dallastribute.com
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St
Dallas, OR 97338
Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 10, 2013