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1944 James 2012

James 'Jim' H. McDonald

July 4, 1944 — March 15, 2012

James Henry McDonald, Jr., the son of Alma (Smith) and Jim McDonald, was born on July 4, 1944, in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Knoxville, IA High School in 1962. He later graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA in 1967. Jim married the love of his life, Linda Menke, on December 21, 1968. They were blessed with two children, Mike and Jill. They made their home in Anthon, IA, where Jim taught school at Anthon-Oto High School from 1967 through 1974. They moved to Cherokee, and Jim went to work at Tyson Foods in Cherokee until his retirement in 2007. He loved woodworking and refinishing old furniture. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, and also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, coaching baseball and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He deeply loved his family and his church. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his loving wife Linda, in 2007. He is survived by his two children, Mike McDonald and his wife Susy of Ankeny, IA and Jill Johnston and her husband Neal of Cleghorn, IA four grandchildren: Taylor, Trista, Emma, and Jack; four brothers: Bill and his wife Diane of Knoxville, IA, Jack and his wife Diane of Milo, MO, Tony and his wife Patty of Pleasantville, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Larry Ostercamp
CASKET BEARERS
Gene Fischer Roger Smith Cale Kendrick Matthew Kendrick Tim McDonald Jim Harman
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa
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