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Glen Edward McDonald

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Glen Edward McDonald, age 93, of rural Vandalia, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo. Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Dale Hopke, Johnny McDonald, Jeff Hopke, Larry Shaw, Dave Hopke, and Dwaine Hopke.
Glen Edward McDonald was born on May 5, 1919 in rural Vandalia, the son of Riley Nation and Minnie (Clithero) McDonald.
He was married to Mary Frances Goodman on March 23, 1946 in Curryville.
McDonald was born, grew up and lived his life on the family’s farm south of Vandalia.
Glen was a 1937 Middletown High School graduate and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
For many years, he attended Central Union Church near their farm. He truly loved working his land and raising livestock, a job he held his entire life until his health was such that he could no longer farm.
In years past, Glen had been a member of the Vandalia Business and Professional Men’s Club and MFA delegate.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances of Vandalia; one son, Raymond E. and wife, Carol McDonald of rural Vandalia; one grandson, Chad and wife, Debbie McDonald, of Mexico; three great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Skyy McDonald, Daniel McDonald, and Jonathon McDonald.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center, 601 N. Galloway Road, Vandalia, Mo. 63382.