Donald MacDonald

Oscoda, Michigan
August 24, 1938 - November 13, 2019


Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Rosary at 7:00 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, Michigan

Service Location

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Oscoda, Michigan


Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:00 am (instate at 9:00 am) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, Michigan

Obituary Notice

Donald Joseph MacDonald
Donald J. MacDonald, of Greenbush, MI, died peacefully with his family surrounding him on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Don was born on August 24, 1938 in Detroit, MI to the late Lillian and Harry MacDonald. He spent his childhood in Detroit and attended St. Rose High School. In June 1962, he married the love of his life, Carol Beert at St. Rose Church in Detroit, MI. A proud US Army veteran, Don served in the 101st Army Airborne Unit with over twenty courageous jumps. Having worked for over thirty years at Penn Central & Conrail, Don retired in 1994 to enjoy the outdoors with his beloved wife at their lake home in Greenbush, Michigan. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Don enjoyed his fellowship as a parishioner at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by wife Carol who passed away in 2017. Don is survived by his three sons, Michael (Mary Ann) MacDonald of Naples, FL and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Daniel MacDonald of Alpena, MI and Donald (Nanette) MacDonald of Carsonville MI, and grandson, Johnny Hogan who is attending Fordham University in New York. He will be remembered as an honorable man whose word was his bond. Don was a hard worker who greeted all with a smile and kindness. He cherished his family, friends, many pets and especially his deep faith in God. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 17th from 4-7 PM with a rosary at 7 PM at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. A funeral mass will be held on Monday November 18, 2019 at 10 AM (in-state 9 AM) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Tyler Bischoff. Interment will take place in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. You can offer your condolences online at


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