Jon McDonald, 72

Jon R. McDonald, 72, Roann, received his final call at 11:40 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2017, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

He was born Jan. 8, 1945, in Muncie, to John and Esta McDonald.  On April 3, 1969, he married Marilyn Payton.

As a child, his family moved to Los Angeles where he attended Norwalk High School.  Jon became a member of the United States Coast Guard where he served in port security.  He later moved back to Muncie where he worked at Onterio, Marsh Warehouse, Westinghouse, and Warner Gear. 

Jon then found his calling in life when he realized that he had “Blue Blood.” For the remainder of his working career, he served as a Muncie Reserve officer, a Ball State University officer, an Indianapolis International Airport officer, a Wabash County Deputy Sheriff, and was Chief of Security at Wabash County Judicial Center.  Jon enjoyed yardwork such as pulling weeds and mowing the lawn, working on the never-ending “Honey Do” list, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Jon is survived by his wife, Marilyn McDonald of Roann; two sons, David McDonald of Florida and Scott McDonald of Roann; two daughters, Wendy Hardcastle and Denise (Eric) Lynch, both of Wabash; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, William McDonald of California and Richard (Josephine) McDonald of Shelbyville; three sisters, Wanda Williams of Muncie, Mary King of Parker City, and Judy Peterson of Muncie. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esta McDonald, and three sisters, Bonnie May, Ruth Maxine, and Della Sue.

Jon was a member of Mount Summit Primitive Baptist Church and the Fraternal Order of Police.  There will be a celebration of life in June 2018 at the Fraternal Order of Police in Muncie.


Posted on 2017 Nov 16