Marvin Lewis McDonald, Jr

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: August 30, 1932
  • Date Of Death: December 13, 2014
  • State: Montana

Marvin was born August 30, 1932 in Chicago, IL, but was raised in Great Falls. In 1959 he wed the love of his life, Edith Buerster. The two were blessed with 51 years of marriage before her passing in 2010. Together they raised two children, a son and a daughter.

In his free time, Marvin enjoyed tending his beautiful yard, operating his Ham radio, watching boxing and other televised sports (especially the Chicago Cubs!), and bowling for many years. He was also a jack of all trades and a master of many. In his younger days he was an avid fisherman and hunter, frequent camper, and loved to take road trips. He was known for “shooting the moon” in pinochle, playing pool and shooting darts. He was also a coach for Riverside Little League.

Survivors include his daughter, Gayle (Doug) Gonzales and son, Brian McDonald, both of Great Falls; sisters, Colleen (Mike) Doran of Great Falls, and Carol Young of Loveland, CO; brother, Bernie McDonald of Great Falls; as well as six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three nephews.

Those who have preceded him in death include his wife, Edith McDonald; parents, Marvin McDonald Sr. and Margaret (Miller) McDonald; as well as his granddaughter, Kayla Rose McDonald.

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