Daniel Franklin McDonald, 79, of Metropolis, formerly of Bourbonnais, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center of Paducah, surrounded by his family.
Daniel was born on Dec. 6, 1939 in Illinois, the son of Oscar and Bess McDonald. He graduated from Eldorado High School and went on to retire from J.R. Short Milling Co. in Kankakee.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Phillis. He loved watching the Chicago Cubs and Bears play. He enjoyed working in his yard and always had a garden. He never met a stranger and had many friends.
He was of the Catholic faith. He attended his church, Maternity Catholic Church in Bourbonnais.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Phillis McDonald; one son, Daniel Kevin McDonald and wife Debbie of Lone Oak; one stepson Michael Osenglewski and wife Dee of St. Anne; two daughters, Lisa Wedeking and husband Richard of Metropolis and Jane Galbraith of Owensboro, Kentucky; one sister, Alma Jean Harris of Galatia; his grandchildren, Brandon Holt and wife Jessica of Lone Oak, Amber Campbell of Big Rock, Tennessee, Quentin Galbraith and wife Niqua of Metropolis and Caleb Darnell of Paducah; his great-grandchildren, Alisa, Alona Breona, Bradon, Kohutta, Mallory, Audrey and David; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Andrew Wilkins
In accordance with Mr. McDonald's wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service for his family will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center of Paducah, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements.