Eugene P. McDonald
WELCOME - Eugene P. McDonald, 82, of Welcome, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Welcome. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Kramer Family Funeral Home, Welcome.
Gene was born July 4, 1932, in Heron Lake, Minn., to Frances and Ruth McDonald. He graduated high school from Granada then entered the U.S. Marine Corp. Gene served from 1952-1955 as a sergeant during the Korean War. In 1958, he was working in Montana when he met and married Evelyn Lindsay. They returned to Minnesota where they raised nine children. Gene is survived by his wife, Evelyn; children, Patty (Buddy) Posivio, Gene (Chun), Mike (Roberta), John (Kathie), Karen (Chuck) Steinhaus, Tom, James, Peggy McDonald, and Kenny (Kris); 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Leo (Leann); sisters, Kathy Fladeland, Janet (Bruce) Malo, Mandy Berhow; brother-in-law, Floyd Theiman; sisters-in-law, Monica and Rose Marie; many nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by two grandsons, Robert and Daniel Posivio; brothers, Larry, Jerry, and Richard; and sisters, Patty and Helen.