William "Bill" McDonald

Wednesday February 5, 2020

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Obituary for William "Bill" McDonald

William “Bill” McDonald 74-year-old resident of Baxter, MN passed away from cancer on February 5, 2020 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Bill was born on September 15, 1945 in Grand Rapids, MN to George and Dorothy McDonald. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Susie Creger on August 14, 1964 at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Nisswa, MN. He worked as a carpenter in the Brainerd area for 50 years. Bill was an avid outdoorsman; enjoying hunting and fishing with all his boys. He was up on the latest technology with computers, cameras, and guns. Bill will be remembered for his quick wit, and his love to garden and cook.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Susie McDonald; children, Theresa (Ron) Williams, Jess (Tammy) McDonald, James (Chris) McDonald, William McDonald; siblings, Arlene (Alex) Fraser, Jack (Susan) McDonald, Ann (George) Halverson, Susan McDonald, Jaime (Patti) McDonald; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Curtis Heikkenen.

Arrangements are with Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd.

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  • Memorial Service

    Friday February 14, 2020 |
    Halvorson Johnson Funeral Care Brainerd Chapel
    703 Oak Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
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    Friday February 14, 2020
    A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home in Brainerd. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Lori Martin

We are so sorry to hear about Bill. Although we cannot attend the funeral, please know that we will be thinking about all of you during this difficult time. We know how much he meant to each and everyone of you. Sending prayers and hugs. Matt and Lori Martin
Comment | Posted at 11:37am via Condolence

Mary Jane Schaefer

Dear Sue, You are in my heart and my prayers. I have many fond memories of Billy, as we called him at St. Francis, and up to high school where we acted together in a play. I always loved watching you two in high school; it was so obvious you were meant for each other! I know you have a hold on your heart now but fill it with all the precious love and memories you made together!
Comment | Posted at 01:38pm via Condolence

Lisa Vono

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts, oh the awesome memories we have! What a great man!
Hold close all who love you all during such a difficult time.
Love and Hugs,
Lisa & Peter Vono
Comment | Posted at 09:10pm via Condolence

Tina Peterson

To the entire McDonald Family, our deepest sympathies and love go out to all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Tina , Kelly and Ben
Comment | Posted at 06:31pm via Condolence

Patty and Jerry Bunton

Susie, no one knows this man like you do, and no one will truly understand the sorrow and pain of your loss, but know that we are all here for you when needed to take some of the burden from you. Bill left you in such good hands as you are surrounded by so very, very many who love you. Remember you are not alone. Sending you all prayers for comfort during this difficult loss.
Patty and Jerry Bunton
Comment | Posted at 12:51am via Condolence

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