May 30, 1934-Aug. 8, 2004
LINCOLN -- Charles H. "Chuck" McDonald, 70, died Sunday (Aug. 8, 2004).
He was born May 30, 1934, at McCook, to Floyd and Lillian (Brisbane) McDonald.
He served in the U. S. Air Force and was a member of the Red Devil Squadron during the Korean War.
He was a conductor for Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad for 41 years and worked for Dealer's Auto Auction of Nebraska. He served as a Railroad Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts.
He was a member of Grace Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 131, American Legion Post No. 3, Moose Lodge Post No. 175, and served as president of the BSNF Veterans Association, on the board of directors for the Burlington Cornhusker Club and as president for Burlington Northern Campers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert A. McDonald; a sister, Doris Pierce; and a son-in-law, Peter M. Masinelli.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn (Jones) McDonald of Lincoln; one son, Steven and wife, Donna McDonald of Lincoln; two daughters, Lorena and husband, Tom Tracy and Royceann Masinelli, all of Lincoln; one brother, Thomas J. McDonald of Topeka, Kan.; one sister, Dorothy and husband, Mearled Cheney of Lincoln; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., with the Rev. George Edgar officiation. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard, Fort Riley, Kan.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. and Wednesday until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charlie Brown's Kids or the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 25.
Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.