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2/15/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
John M. McDonald
John M. McDonald
John M. McDonald, 79, of Preston passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Crestridge Care Center, Maquoketa.

A visitation was held Monday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, with a Rosary service held at 6:30 p.m.

A funeral Mass was held Feb. 19 at the church with Father Don Hertges as cele-brant.

Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Preston with military rites ac-corded by the Preston AMVETS Post No. 140 and the Preston American Legion Post No. 602.

A memorial fund has been established in John's memory. Online condolences and tributes may be left for the family at .

John was born at home Oct. 20, 1933, the son of John and Marjorie (Lanaghan) McDonald Sr. in rural Preston. He attend-ed Goose Lake High School and graduated with the class of 1951. After graduation, John served with the military police in the United States Army in Korea, during the Korean War.

John married Grace Frazee Dec. 28, 1962, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

John farmed all of his life and enjoyed his Shorthorn cattle. He was a longtime 4-H leader and served on the Clinton County Fair Board for several years.

When he was younger, he enjoyed play-ing baseball and later slow-pitch softball. John was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan.

Most of all, John loved spending time with his family. John was the proud parent of two sons, Shawn DeWitt McDonald and Shannon Matthew McDonald; and two grandchildren, Connor Shawn McDonald and Makenna Grace McDonald.

John is survived and lovingly remem-bered by his wife, Grace McDonald of Preston; one son, Shawn (Shelly) McDon-ald of Preston; two grandchildren, Connor and Makenna McDonald of Preston; and one brother, James (Trula) McDonald of Preston.

John was preceded in death by his par-ents, one son, Shannon McDonald and one sister, Ann Elizabeth (James) Determan.

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