Donald J. McDonald

Donald J. McDonald, age 80, of the town of Rome (Nekoosa), formerly of Hartford, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield. Donald was born April 24, 1925 in Ashland to Roy and Stephania (Matusciewicz) McDonald. He married Helen Miskulin on June 3, 1950 in Ashland. During World War II, Donald served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on the USS Aulick.

Donald was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his annual Navy reunion. He owned and operated McDonald Reinforcing Company in Hartford and was a member of the Milwaukee Local Union #8 Ironworkers.

He is survived by his wife, Helen McDonald; four daughters, Mary (Ed) Marynik of West Bend, Patricia (Rich) Nowakowski of Mukwonago, Barbara McDonald of Pewaukee and Dawn (Greg) Palmer of Colgate; six grandchildren, Brian (Lisa), Bradley, and Thomas (Deana) Marynik, Ryan and Helena Nowakowski and Eric Palmer; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Marynik and Ryan and Tyler Marynik; and one brother, Thomas (Marilyn) McDonald of Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dick Masko.

The funeral service was Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa, with Rev. John Swing officiating. Entombment was at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. Visitation was at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa prior to the service.

Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home assisted the family.