Sharon McDonald, 1944-2021

 

Sharon McDonald, 76, of Rolling Prairie, Ind., passed away peacefully at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in her home.

She was born April 30, 1944, in La Porte, Ind., to Joseph and Dorothy (Davis) Swanson.

Sharon enjoyed spending her time reading, baking and watching her hummingbirds. She loved her scratch-off tickets. Sharon loved her family, especially her grandkids. She also loved her dog, Speedy.

On Jan. 23, 1960, she married William McDonald, who preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2015.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son-in-law, David Emmons, Sr.; two sisters, Katherine Schumaker and Marge Kroening; and one brother, Jerry Swanson.

Surviving are her two children, Kerry Emmons of La Porte and Cherri (Jonathan) Dolph of New Carlisle, Ind.; two brothers, Bill (Betty) Swanson of La Porte and James Swanson of New Carlisle; four grandchildren, Annette, David, Jonathan and Jared; five great-grandchildren, Carter, Liam, Zoey, Clair and Piper; and her beloved dog, Speedy.

Cremation will take place. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Allure Hospice, 135 E. 57th St., Suite 07B104, New York, NY 10022.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.lakeviewfhc.com.

7 Responses to “Sharon McDonald, 1944-2021”

  1. Debbie Morrie

    Jan 21. 2021

    So sad to see this , truly a good friend I will fondly miss .

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    • Christine Morrow

      Jan 21. 2021

      So sorry for your loss! Your family is in our Thoughts and Prayers.

      Lyle and Janet Morrow and families

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  2. Angie

    Jan 21. 2021

    What a wonderful, sweet and caring woman, I will miss you and our talks. I am blessed to have spent the time I had with you.

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  3. Bobbi Stevens-Maesch

    Jan 21. 2021

    I am very sorry for your Loss , My deepest Sympathy.

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  4. Carol Bozek

    Jan 21. 2021

    So sorry to hear of her passing.

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    • Cliff Swanson

      Jan 21. 2021

      Deepest sympathy, Aunt Sharon was always so sweet and full of joy.
      Cliff & Brenda Swanson

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    • Virginia Behenna

      Jan 21. 2021

      Dear Kerry and family,

      deepest sympathy to all of you ,
      Kerry, you were an amazing daughter to your momma ! I’m sure she appreciated everything you did for her .
      I don’t think Sharon had a mean bone in her body !! I loved her smile.

      Virginia

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