Richard McDonald1935 - 2014
Richard J, McDonald, age 78 of Rogers City,
passed away July 14, 2014 at home.
He was born September 22, 1935 in Alpena
to Leonard and Lucille (Kieliszewski) McDonald.
On December 29, 1956 he married Marie E, Jaeger at St. John Lutheran
Church, Richard started his career as a Merchant Marine at the age of 18.
He retired from USS Great Lakes Fleet as Chief Engineer in October of
1999. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the building
committee during the construction of the new sanctuary. Richard enjoyed
hunting, fishing, gardening, decorating the outside of the house for
holidays, and spending time with family and his dog, Copper.
Mr. McDonald is survived by:
his wife, Marie;
7 children, Susan (Larry) Altman, Paul (Pam) McDonald,
Cora (Wayne) Augsburger, Cheryl (Mark) Kowalewsky,
Mary Jo (Scott) Hein, Sarah (Jeff) Kamyszek, and
Elizabeth (Robert G. II) Entenmann;
19 grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Schleben, Amanda (Frankie) Jumper,
Patrick Altman, Kevin McDonald, Samantha McDonald,
Megan McDonald, Elena McDonald,
Stacie (Steve Papineau) Augsburger,
Matthew (Ashley) Augsburger, Taylor Kowalewsky,
Sloan Kowalewsky, Cason Kowalewsky, Dustin Hein,
Jacob Hein, Isaac Hein, Alyssa Jo Hein,
Cole Kamyszek, Joshua Kamyszek, and
Robert G. Entenmann III;
8 great grandchildren, Brandon Schleben, Brandon McCormick,
Hayli McCormick, Nevach McCormick,
Erica Jumper, Hunter Jumper, Ajay Jumper, and
1 sister, Helen (Ken) Bullis; and
many nieces and nephews,
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, Leonard and Lucille; and
an infant sister, Rosemary.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 until
8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m, Visitation will resume on
Friday at Peace Lutheran Church from 10:00 a.m. through time of
funeral at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating.
Interment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church,
St. John Lutheran School, Hospice of the Sunrise Shore, or
a charity of your choice.