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Eddie McDonald

August 20, 1936 ~ September 26, 2017 (age 81)
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McDONALD -  Eddie McDonald, age 81, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 

God called this wonderful man of faith, honesty and integrity to his heavenly home and is now resting in the arms of Jesus.  He was preceded in death by his parents Foye and Laura; brother Ted; sister-in-law Ardith. 

Surviving are his wife Nancy; children Scott and Joy, Shawne and Dennis and Shari and Shane; grandchildren Mitchell, Anna, Julia, Olivia, Owen, Justine, Jake Vander Klok, Cole, Shaina and Macklyn and great-grandson Oakley; brothers John, Foye and Roye McDonald; brother-in-law Ken Huttema, Fred and Kathie Vander Breggen and Ken and Amy Vander Breggen; many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Ed grew up on a farm in Byron Center and went to school and church there all his life.  He loved and cared for his cattle from youth in 4H until now.  Ed loved his John Deere tractors and tractor pulling.  He was a fun loving man and could make anyone laugh with his humorous witty remarks.  Ed had many friends and business associates. Ed and his father started McDonald Plumbing 62 years ago and was a respected businessman.  He was involved in many businesses and various other associations.  Ed lived one day at a time since his journey, almost two years ago with health issues.  He never complained of his aches, pains and disabilities.  Each day was a bonus day to him and he made the best of every day.  He loved to throw parties and now is celebrating in heaven with Jesus, joining his family and friends.  He will be greatly missed by all.  Ed’s favorite farewell word was “careful!”  Until we meet again.  We love you.

Visitation with friends and relatives will be held from 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 and 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at The Rock (First Reformed Church of Byron Center) – 8425 Byron Center Ave SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at First Reformed Church of Byron Center.  Rev. Peter Van Elderen and Rev. Bill Fernhout will be officiating.   Interment will be at Winchester Cemetery.   

In honor of Eddie and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Reformed Church of Byron Center General Fund or Buist Community Assistance Center. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcares.com.

 


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Reformed Church of Byron Center General Fund
8425 Byron Center Ave., S.W., Byron Center MI 49315

Buist Community Assistance Center
8306 Byron Center Ave. SW, Byron Center MI 49315
Tel: 1-616-583-4080
Web: http://www.buistcac.org/



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
September 29, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Rock at First Reformed Church of Byron Center
8425 Byron Center Ave., S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Friday
September 29, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Rock at First Reformed Church of Byron Center
8425 Byron Center Ave., S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Sunday
October 1, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Rock at First Reformed Church of Byron Center
8425 Byron Center Ave., S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Sunday
October 1, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Rock at First Reformed Church of Byron Center
8425 Byron Center Ave., S.W.
Byron Center, MI 49315

Funeral Service
Monday
October 2, 2017

11:00 AM
First Reformed Church of Byron Center
8425 Byron Center Ave. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315


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