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McDonald, Rexford D.
Rexford D. McDonald, age 84, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 1:49 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Rural Maquon, Illinois.

He was born on November 3, 1929 in Kirkwood, Illinois the son of Gerald and Murlea Loftus McDonald. He attended and graduated from Yates City High School. He married Donna L. Windish on August 6, 1950 in Yates City, Illinois. She preceded him in death on December 27, 2003. He married Mary E. Thomilson Smith on June 27, 1988 in Oakville, Iowa.

Surviving are his children: James McDonald of San Diego, California, Sarah (Ronnie) McDonald-Sago of Peoria, Illinois, and Kenton Scott (Alice) McDonald of St. Charles, Missouri. Two grandsons: Kenton (Vicki) McDonald of New Berg, Indiana and Dane McDonald of St. Louis, Missouri. Two sisters: Myrna Leddy of Pekin, Illinois and Mavis (Richard) Levering of Golf Shores, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Daisy and Roscoe T. McDonald, who helped raise him.

He farmed for over 40 years in the rural Yates City, Illinois. He also worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles for over 20 years. When he was younger he enjoyed rebuilding cars and tractors. He enjoyed watching old westerns, going to the boat and talking on the CB.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. There will be no services at this time. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Disabled Veterans. On-line condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhomes.com
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