Chesterton Tribune

Service set for H. Raymond McDonald Jr.

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H. Raymond McDonald, Jr. of Pine Township joined his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 at St. Anthony Hospice in Crown Point after a long and valiant fight with cancer. He was 67.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1943 in Michigan City to Howard R. and Anna Lee Stewart McDonald. On Nov. 26, 1976, he married Lois McCauley, who survives.

Also surviving are sons H. Robert (wife Diana) of Jefferson City, Mo., and James (Sarah) and Daniel (Christina), all of Chesterton; grandchildren Anna, Sarah, and David of Jefferson City, Mo.; mother of Michigan City; sister Jeanette Eason of Michigan City; special aunt and uncle Gerri and Phil Smith; and cousins Beth Seifert (husband Duane) of LaPorte and Tom Smith (Sue) of Michigan City.

He was preceded by his father and his nephew and niece David and Susanna Eason.

He was a lifelong farmer. He learned faming skills from his dad, continuing the tradition of “The Old McDonald Farm.” He was able to use those skills when he worked at the Indiana State Prison as a farm foreman for more than 20 years. He was a long and active member of Fairhaven Baptist Church in Porter and loved the Lord.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Fairhaven Baptist Church, 86 E. Oak Hill Road with Pastor Roger Voegtlin officiating. Burial will be in Furnessville Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Fairhaven Church or to Service League in Michigan City. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton. For more information, call 926-1309.


Posted 11/22/2010