|Bruce Lee McDonald|
|Londeen Funeral Chapel|
Bruce Lee McDonald, a resident of Chapman KS, passed away at his home in Chapman KS, Thursday, August 2, 2012, at the age of 60. Bruce was born on April 15, 1952 at Rice Lake, WI to Jon R. and Marcella Livingsgston McDonald.
He attended Holmen Grade School, and graduated from Holmen High School in 1970. He was married to Mary Jo Pedretti on December 11 1971 at Onalaska, WI.
He attended Kansas State University where was awarded an Associates Degree. He joined the National Guard in 1971, and he enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 31, 1973. He served in Colorado, Germany, Wisconsin, Kansas, Turkey, Desert Storm, and was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS where he retired on April 30, 1003 with the rank of Sergeant First Class.
He had made Chapman KS his home since July of 1986, and he worked as a purchaser for Abilene Machine in Abilene KS. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the VFW, all in Chapman, KS. He had been a Boy Scout Leader, had served on the Chapman City Council, and had been a former rodeo member. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, fishing, and hunting.
Wife: Mary Jo of 40 years
Three sons: Lucas W. McDonald and wife Amy of Dodge City, KS
Aaron J. McDonald and companion Jeremy Early of Chicago, IL
Justin R. McDonald of Wichita, KS
Four Grandchildren: Avery, Denton, Taylor and Raegan
Mother: Marcella McDonald of Onalaska, WI
Two sisters: Sheri Breidel of Holmen, WI
Jean Miller of Hastings, MN
Two brothers: Dan McDonald of LaCrosse, WI
Wi and Gary McDonald of Holmen, WI
He is preceded in death by his father, Jon, twin sons Keith and Kevin, and one granddaughter, Jennica.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11:00 am with Father Al Brungardt officiating.
Burial of the ashes will be at 2:00 pm Friday afternoon, August 10th, at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, East of Ft. Riley, KS.
The Rosary and Scripture Vigil will be held at the Londeen Funeral Chapel in Chapman, KS on Thursday evening, August 9th, at 7:00 pm.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the Londeed Funeral Chapel, prior to the Rosary, at 6:00 pm and also after the Rosary. The Funeral Chapel will be open for visitation Thursday afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm.
Memorial may be given to St. Michaels Catholic Church, Geary County Hospice, or Kansas State University Basic Cancer Research, in care of the Londeed Funeral Chapel, PO Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.