RITA M. MCDONALDRita M. McDonald, 94, of Old Miller Trunk Hwy, died Aug. 7, 2012 at the Benedictine Health Center.
Rita M. McDonald, 94, of Old Miller Trunk Hwy, died Aug. 7, 2012 at the Benedictine Health Center.
Rita was born in Iona, Minn, to Joseph and Lizzie Disch.
She met Leo McDonald and married him on June 5, 1939. Rita was a member of St. Raphael's Church. She enjoyed her garden and raspberry patch, cooking and looking after children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leo; her son Harry and her siblings, Gordon, Gene, Viola and Armella.
Rita is survived by her daughters, Luanne (John Jablonski) Johnson of Duluth, Debbie (Grant) Fairbanks, of Bethel, Alaska; daughter-in-law, Carole (nee Bertram) McDonald of Eagle River, Alaska; grandchildren, Robin (James) Roush, Wendy (Burt) Anderson, Ann (Curtis) Cherrier, Reid (Shanda) McDonald, Kyle McDonald, Lynn (Brian) Swanson, Francesca (Tim) Robinson, Zach Fairbanks, Drake (Rachel) Fairbanks, Seth Fairbanks, Ashley Fairbanks and Emerie Fairbanks; 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Jack and Joe and her sister, Alvina Crowley.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Friday in St. Raphael's Church, 5779 Seville Rd., Pike Lake, where visitation will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Canosia Cemetery. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, (218) 727-3555.
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