Obituary for Michael L "Mike" McDonald

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Michael L "Mike" McDonald

August 27, 1968 - December 31, 2012

Michael L. "Mike" McDonald, age 44 passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, December 31, 2012 at his home in Brown County. He was a life-long resident of Brown County.

Mike was born in Columbus on August 27, 1968 to his parents, Jack H. & Nina Jo (Lewis) McDonald. He was a 1987 graduate of Brown County High School. Mike married Catrina M. Breeden on May 13, 1995 at their residence in Brown County. She lovingly survies.

Mike is survived by his father: Jack H. McDonald of Brown County; was the devoted father to: Tricia E. McDonald & Christopher D. Bailey both of Brown County. He will be remembered by his sister: Diana L. (husband, Brent) Biddle of Brown County; brother: James K. "Jim" (wife, Kathy) McDonald of Brown County; granddaughter: Madison M. Arnold of Trafalgar; and several nieces and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother: Nina Jo McDonald.

He worked at his families grocery store as the Meat Manager for the McDonald's Shopworth in Bean Blossom for the past 25 years. Mike enjoyed the outdoors: fishing, mushroom hunting, mowing and working on his farm. He was a fan of college football and the Indianapolis Colts. He was known for his good cooking and for his famous Sunday morning biscuits & gravy that he shared with his family and especially his father. Mike was a member and past Junior Stewart of the Nashville Masonic Lodge and the Nashville Shriners Club.

The Rev. Darrel Miller will conduct a funeral service 11 am Friday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. The Nashville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Service 7:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Weeping Willow Cemetery inBean Blossom.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggest memorial contributions be sent in honor of Mike to Mother's Cupboard, PO Box 746 Nashville, IN 47448.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the McDonald family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: August 27, 1968
Died: December 31, 2012

Condolences for Michael McDonald

Linda Bailey posted on 1/1/00

May God comfort your family at this sad time. The Bailey Family is thinking of you all. God Bless...Linda Bailey


dawn elliott posted on 1/1/00

My deepest sympathy to the McDonald family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Liz (Earl) Hayes posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying and thinking of the entire family today. Find comfort in knowing you will see him again.


Harry and Norma Crouch posted on 1/1/00

May you find peace in knowing the love you shared will remain in your heart forever. Thinking of you with deapest sympathy.


Gene & Kathy Sepiol posted on 1/1/00

We are deeply sorry to hear about Mike passing. We remember him from the store because he was so good at his job. He will be missed.


Betty ,Kenneth & .Dexter Burns O'Nan posted on 1/1/00

So sorry for your loss.


Kay Simmers Richards posted on 1/1/00

Jack.....I happened to see the obituary of your son's death in reading about the passing of my sorority sister Susie Roush. I am so sorry and cannot imagine the pain of this loss. I see that you have also lost your wife. I remember many good days at the Sigma Pi house with you two and Mel and me. I also remember stopping at your grocery with Mel when I was in Brown County. You and your son are surely an institution in the community. Kay Simmers Richards (widow of Mel Richards, Sigma Pi brother from I.U.)


Diana Igo posted on 1/1/00

Mike was one of my 2nd graders at HES. I remember him so well and was shocked to learn of his passing at such a young age. He is sadly missed, and may God welcome him home as He comforts Mike's family. My love to all of you.


Lisa Hardin - Brown posted on 1/1/00

I went to school with Mike . Wonderful person . I will be praying. For god to comfort your hearts.


Ernest and Linda Martin posted on 1/1/00

Catrina, We were so sorry to hear of your husband's death. You and your family will be in our prayers in the days ahead. Ernest and Linda Martin


lori reynolds posted on 1/1/00

So sorry to all the McDonald family and Catrina and his children . My thoughts are prayers are with you all at this time of need . Mike was a great friend growing up in high school and always shopped at his families store in Bean Blossom they are truly a great family heart and soul. May you rest in peace Mike!!! Gone but never forgotten!!!


Keith Gray posted on 1/1/00

Diana, Jim and Jack; so sorry of the passing of your family member as just learned of this this morning reading the Franklin Paper. My prayers are with you all during this time and the extend too from the church family at Alaska Christian Church! Keith


Claudia Dille posted on 1/1/00

Sorry to hear of Mike's unexpected death. My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.


Don & Sharon Roth posted on 1/1/00

Our prayers are with the Mcdonald family on the loss of Mike! A very good friend to Don.


Don Linsenbach posted on 1/1/00

I just saw Mike at the store yesterday morning and I can't believe he is now gone. To his family, I am sorry for your loss. Mike is missed.


demetria Kelly posted on 1/1/00

Thinking and praying for the entire McDonald family.So so sorry!


David Stout posted on 1/1/00

James, thinking about you today bro. Sorry to hear the news about Mike's passing. If you need anything contact me by 812-384-7284.


Liz (Earl) Hayes posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost a brother and I can understand your pain. Praying that God will comfort the entire family. The best comfort is knowing you will see him again someday..