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Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald, 78, passed away June 28, 2017, peacefully due to complications from Picks Dementia at the Solon Retirement Village in Solon.
Tom was born Jan. 10, 1939, to Freeman and Fern McDonald in Fargo, N.D. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Barb McDonald; his brother Jerry McDonald (Judi) and his sister Maureen Lawrence; and children Terry McDonald (Rhonda), Tammy Crist McDonald, Cheryl Maurice, Brian McDonald (Polly) and Mike McDonald (Melanie) along with stepsons James Hohn (Melissa) and Joe Hohn (Heather), 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Kathy Zimmerman (John), Mary Romanchak, and Peggy Weaver (Dave).
Tom was an avid golfer and, when he retired, he spent quite a bit of time enjoying golf with beloved friends and neighbors before the effects of his dementia made it a challenge for him to continue.
Tom graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo, N.D., in 1957. He had fond memories of those years and being able to play ball with Roger Maris. He completed a four-year degree at North Dakota State University and went on to obtain his Master’s Degree at Moorhead State. He started his work career at McDonald Livestock and McDonald Meats in Fargo, N.D., and ended his career working as Sales Manager for Ecosyl Products (a feed inoculant company from the U.K.) When Tom wasn’t employed in the ag industry, he taught marketing at Mankato Technical College in Minnesota. Tom also served as a member of the North Dakota State Legislature and as West Fargo North Dakota Police Commissioner.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held July 15, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, located at 100 S. Cedar St. in Solon. There will be a 1 p.m. prayer service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer Association or Iowa City Hospice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.