Funeral Mass for Gerald Joseph McDonald, Sr. of Winfield, MO will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Old Monroe, MO. Father Richard Rath, church pastor will officiate. Inurnment in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO will be Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:15 a.m.
Mr. McDonald, 90, passed away Saturday morning, June 15, 2019 at his home near Winfield. Born November 26, 1928 in Reading, PA, he was the son of Harry and Helen Braun McDonald. Following the death of his mother, Gerald was raised by his aunt, Mary McDonald.
He served his country in the United States Army from February 19, 1951 until his honorable discharge on January 29, 1953. Gerald was united in marriage on May 9, 1953 in Ashland, PA to Theresa Ann Tophoney. This union was blessed with five children: Judith, Helen, Gerald, Jr., Michael and Patrick. He worked for many years as the Fleet Manager for Anheuser-Busch. Gerald was a member of VFW Post #5517 in Winfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen McDonald; one daughter, Helen Marie McCullough; his sister, Doris Hetrich; and one grandson, Sean McDonald.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Theresa McDonald of Winfield; one daughter, Judith Wagner of Groveland, FL; three sons: Gerald McDonald, Jr. and his wife, Laurie, of Godfrey, IL, Michael McDonald and his wife, Kelley, of St. Charles, MO and Patrick McDonald of Florissant, MO; one son-in-law, Robert “Bob” McCullough of Hazelwood, MO; eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Gerald also leaves his loving cousin, Elizabeth Stien of Pottsville, PA; many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield. Memorials may be made to VFW Post #5517 in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home , 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389.