HUTCHINSON – Charles E. McDonald, 76, died Sunday, July 4th, 2010, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
He was born April 19, 1934, to Elbert “Jeff” and Lena Mae (Harper) McDonald in Garden City.
He graduated from Satanta High School in 1952 and Kansas University in 1956.
He married Charlene McCoy.
He married Anna Marciano Kauffman in April of 1985. She survives.
He worked for Farmers Grain and Merchandise until 1966 when he started McDonald Oil Company. He also ran the family farm.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Midian Shrine Club. He served 29 years on the State Bank of Satanta board of directors, was a past president of the Satanta Chamber of Commerce, Satanta District Hospital board member, Satanta City Council board member, past president of USD No. 507 school board and Satanta Recreation Commission board member. He served as a volunteer fireman for the city of Satanta, sexton of the Satanta Cemetery for 35 years, a founding member of the Satanta Lions Club, treasurer of the Cancer Society of Reno County and has volunteered at the Kansas State Fair.
He is also survived by two sons, Scott McDonald and wife, Shirley, Satanta and Mark McDonald and wife, Debby, Prairie Village; one daughter, Sally Fankhauser Kotulak and husband, John, Topeka; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette Taton, Denver, Colo. and Joyce Hedden and husband, Mike, Colleyville, Texas; and many other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
o Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson and at 10 a.m. Friday at the Satanta United Methodist Church.
Inurnment will follow at the Satanta Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice House of Reno County, Trinity United Methodist Church or the Satanta United Methodist Church in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501 or Haskell County Funeral Home, P.O. Box 607, Sublette, KS, 67877.
Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a personal message for the family.