Kenneth R McDonald

February 12th, 1927 to January 11th, 2016
Kenneth Richard McDonald Sr., 88, of Marysville, died Monday, January 11, 2016.

He was born February 12, 1927 in St. Clair to the late Edward and Grace MacDonald. He married Vera Hyslop on January 8, 1949 in St. Clair. She died April 20, 2009.

Mr. McDonald was a custodian with the Marysville School District for 33 years prior to his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a long time active member of Marysville United Methodist Church. Ken was Mr. Fix-it and enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by three daughters, Carol Van Camp, Brenda (Pete) English and Denise (Pat) Gallemore; six grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Rivera, Matt (Trisha) McDonald, Michael (Paige) Gallemore, Sara (David) Hayes, Tara (Justin) Adams and Chantal Legere; seven great grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna and Alberta. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth McDonald Jr.

Visitation will be 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 in the Marysville United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Barbara Welbaum will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Patrick Gallemore, Michael Gallemore, Matt McDonald, David Hayes, Pete English and David Hyslop. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville United Methodist Church or the Marysville Community Fund in care of the Community Foundation.

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