St. Charles - Wilmarie Strawn McDonald, daughter of Jessie May Martin and Charlie Strawn, was born July 8, 1921 in St. Charles, Iowa. She died October 16, 2020 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
Wilmarie graduated from St. Charles High School in 1939. She taught for two years at Stringtown School in Douglas Township in Madison County and married Kenneth McDonald on April 19, 1941 in Bethany, Missouri. Wilmarie and Kenneth spent their entire married life in Madison County and moved to St. Charles in 1950. They had four children.
Wilmarie was a 50-year member of Model Chapter #174 Order of the Eastern Star and was a Grand Officer in 1996. She was a member of the St.Charles Parish Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her five brothers and one sister, husband Kenneth, son Mike, son-in-law Gary McClimen, and grandson-in-law Dan Miltner. She is survived by sons Galen (Kris) of Owatonna, MN and John (Sue) of St. Charles, daughter Nancy McClimen of Des Moines, daughter-in-law, Leilani McDonald of Iowa Falls, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, October 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at St. Charles Parish Church on Tuesday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the St. Charles Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Charles Parish Church.
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