Obituary of Shirley Ann McDonald
Shirley Ann McDonald, 82, of Hampton Twp., our devoted, hard-working, and most loving wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday, February 12, 2018 at New Hope Bay Assisted Living. Shirley was born in Tuscola County on June 15, 1935, the daughter of the late William Haske, Jr. and Alice (Spiekerman). While working at Consumers and on the picket line, Shirley met a fellow employee by the name of David McDonald. Their first date was to the bowling alley, followed by a movie. Shirley and David were united in marriage on September 19, 1959. Their marriage was blessed with two children and countless memories. Throughout life, Shirley was known for her unwavering love for her family. She had a wonderful crafting talent and will always be remembered for her beautiful garden, sewing, and baking. Shirley was the loving wife of David and most devoted and loving mother of the late LCDR Thomas (Devon) McDonald and William (Billie Jo) McDonald. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her grandchildren, Rebecca (Matthew) Manzella, Kimberlee McDonald, Shay (David) Mathisen, and Shawn Booth. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary (Sharron) Haske and David (Gail) Haske, along with many loving nieces and nephews. Shirley’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Shirley will be taken to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1705 Nebobish Ave., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 11:00 AM until Shirley’s 12:00 PM Funeral Ceremony. Rev. Erwin Hutter will officiate with private interment to be held in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorial contributions may be directed to Pilgrim Lutheran Church. The entire family wishes to thank the compassionate caregivers of New Hope Bay and The Care Team Hospice for their wonderful care. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.