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Donald E. McDonald

Obituary for Donald E. McDonald

September 3, 1935 - July 25, 2017
Aurora, Illinois | Age 81


Donald Edward McDonald, 81, departed this life on July 25, 2017, in Aurora, IL., and began a new life in Heaven with Our Lord. He was born in Batavia on September 3, 1935, the son of late George and Jennie McDonald. He was united in marriage to Patricia Carlson on June 26, 1954.

He was our Patriarch; strong and stubborn, but also loving and gentle. He was truthful and good humored. Don was an excellent wood worker and enjoyed his workshop in the garage listening to music and smoking cigars. Many summer vacations were spent visiting his sister's cabin in Wisconsin. As the years passed, he liked staying close to home, enjoying NASCAR, going to the casino, Wednesday morning prayer group, and spending time with his family.

He was employed by the Aurora Police Department for over 31 years, serving as a Lieutenant for many years until his retirement.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia McDonald, his children Dana and Rolland Young, Donna and Russell Hill, and Megan and Brandon Freeman. His Grandchildren Russell E. Hill, Jacob and Gabriella Hill, Sarah Young and his great-grandchild June Dawn Hill. His sister, Jean Hummell, as well as many family and friends.

Preceding him in death is his eldest daughter Dawn McDonald, his mother and father, five brothers and eight sisters, Edgar McDonald, Albert McDonald, George McDonald, Earl McDonald, Laverne McDonald, Violet Wright, Rosie Carpenter, Grace Smith, Patricia VanOvermeiren, Jennie Crosby, Elaine Fuquey, Joan Walters and Ruth Brown.

He fought a good fight, finished his course, kept the Faith, loving God until the end. We will celebrate your life and remember you in our hearts. Services were private at his request. Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. For further information please call (630) 897-9291 or visit our website at to sign the online guestbook.

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Sugar Grove, IL 60554
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