2013-03-28 / Obituaries

Traude Christel McDonald

Traude Christel McDonald, 76, Roscommon, died March 26, 2013 at her home.


Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township.


Born Dec. 21, 1936 in Heilbronn, Germany, she was the daughter of Georg Willhelm and Elsa (Englert) Schmitt who both preceded her in death. She had lived in Roscommon since 1969 coming from Roseville. She married Hoy McDonald on April 18, 1986 in Roscommon and he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2005. She was a house cleaner for many years and loved gardening and cooking German, American and Polish foods. She most loved doing things with her grandchildren.


Also preceding her in death was her brother, Herbert Schmitt.


Surviving are her children, Tammy (Brian) Knyzewski-Mowrey of Oak Harbor, WA, and Tom Knyzewski of LaConner, WA; two step-sons, Hoy McDonald of Berne, IN, and Bill (Diana) Jackson of Livonia; 15 grandchildren including Christel, Kathleen, Andrew, Raymond, Neko, Codie Jo, Mikel and Jennifer and 10 great-grandchildren including Adam, Alivia, Scarlett, Violet, Isaiah, Nolan, Kayden and Isiah.


Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled the arrangements.

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