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Arthur M. "Mac" MacDonald

Arthur M. “Mac” MacDonald, 91, of Aurora, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Oelwein Health Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa.

Arthur Marlett MacDonald was born Feb. 22, 1921, at Chicago, Ill., the son of Charles A. and Anna (McCall) MacDonald.  

He attended school at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff High School. Arthur proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater, which included the Battle of the Bulge.  

On Sept. 19, 1948, he was united in marriage to Virginia Alberta Hahn at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora. Arthur and Virginia were longtime residents of Woodruff, where they owned and operated Mac’s Clothing Store until their retirement.  

They were founding members of Calvary Lutheran Church in Minocqua. In 1986, the two made Aurora, Iowa, their home. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora and the Aurora American Legion Post 435.

Arthur is survived by one son, Fred (Debbie) MacDonald of Sun Prairie; one daughter, Vicki (Monte) Canfield of Center City, Minn.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Veva Buhr of Aurora, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Virginia on March 22, 2007; and one sister, Leona Ritter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurora, Iowa, with Rev. Ron Spears officiating.  

Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Putnam Township, rural Aurora, Iowa, with military honors by the Aurora American Legion Post #435 of Aurora, Iowa.

A memorial fund has been established in his name for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aurora, or Oelwein Health Care Center.

The Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home of Oelwein, Iowa, is handling the arrangements.

Online obituary is available at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com







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