Donald R. McBride, 75

Donald Ray McBride, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Marion, Ill.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1933, to Raymond and Alice McBride, and was raised in Galesville, Wis.

He graduated from Galesville High School in 1951. During high school, he enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball.

He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve and was called to active duty in 1952 through 1954 during the Korean War.

Don attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1957.

Don was employed by the AC Division of General Motors during the 1960s Apollo Space Program. Later, he owned and operated his own business.

He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and fishing. He was retired and made his home in Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Don is survived by his wife, Judi; his sons, Jeff McBride of Stevens Point, John McBride of Madeira, Ohio, and Glen McBride of Fond du Lac; two stepdaughters, Lisa (Steve) Koepp of West Bend and Krysta (Al) Schellinger of Mayville; three grandchildren, Ben, Sarah and Kelly McBride of Madeira, Ohio; seven stepgrandchildren, Hannah, Madelyn and Zoe Koepp of West Bend, Brett, Makenzie, Matthew and Bennett Schellinger of Mayville; two brothers, Darryl (Shelba) McBride of Ettrick and Daniel (Sonya) McBride of St. Paul, Minn.; and a sister, Maureen Fortner of Trempealeau.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Joyce; his brother, Robert McBride; and his sister, Barbara Knepper.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, at Good Samaritan Chapel, 121 Cortez Road, Hot Springs Village, Ark.

The Walker Funeral Home and on-site Crematory in Carbondale, Ill., was entrusted to assist Donís family, 618-529-3100.