Chester E. McDonald, Jr.

Age 75, of Bellevue, MI, passed away December 11, 2012. He was born July 10, 1937, in Johnstown, PA, to Chester, Sr. and Bertha McDonald.

Chester graduated from high school in 1956, and joined the Marines, where he served for 3 1/2 years. He then attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and graduated in 1963. After college he went through officers training with the Air Force and attained the rank of captain. Chester and Julie were married in 1964. He retired from the State of Michigan, enjoyed coin collecting and reading, and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 48 ½ years, Julie; children, Barbara McDonald, Maureen McDonald, Michelle (Nicholas) Heiler, and Michael McDonald; grandchildren, Olivia McDonald, Alexandria McDonald, Nathan Heiler, Grant Heiler, and Gavin McDonald; 2 special cousins, Bonnie Massing and Rick Miller; several other cousins; and his beloved best friend, his dog Max. He was preceded in death by his parents and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial service, with military honors, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to your local American Legion or V.F.W. Post or a charity of your choice.

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Mick, Lisa, Samanatha & Kylie
December 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

We are very sorry for your loss. You are in out prayers. We love you all!

Susan Strazisar
December 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings to all of you.

Jennie Jones
December 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Ike and I send our love and prayers.

Joanne Musselman
December 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

We are just so very sorry to hear of Chet’s passing. Please know that you are all in our hearts during this most difficult time!

Bonnie and Dana Massing
December 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Our heartfelt sympathy is with all of you at this time. He was our favorite cousin and much more like a brother.

Rick & Florene Miller
December 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

We are deeply saddened by “Buddy’s” passing. He was a friend & more of a brother to me than a cousin. Our prayers and sympathy to Julie and the family. Love to you all!

LeAnn Spranger
December 12, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Ill be praying for your family.

Tony Clomax
December 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Sending all my prayers and love to the McDonald family.

Eileen Kavin
December 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Maureen, Olivia and McDonald family, You are in our hearts and thoughts. We are so sorry for your loss.

Penny Richardson
December 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Wishing you peace and strength as you celebrate your father’s life. I pray your wonderful memories of Chester will see you through the days ahead and you find comfort remembering the years you had together.

Wendi and Rosalee Allen
December 14, 2012 at 5:54 am

Our condolences. We pray for peace and comfort for your family.

Ricki Burk
December 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Janet Mergener
December 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jeanne Metzger
December 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Julie, So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.


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