Marguerite L McDonald | 1929 - 2016 | Obituary

Marguerite L McDonald
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Marguerite L McDonald

January 22, 1929 - December 04, 2016

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Marguerite L. McDonald, 87, of Thomasboro died at 11:52 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville with Rev. James T. Lehmann officiating. Burial will follow in Beckman Cemetery, Rantoul. Baier Family Funeral Services, Flatville is handling arrangements.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday in Dier’s Hall, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville.

Marguerite was born January 22, 1929 in Champaign the daughter of Joseph F. and Louise M. Carl Maier. She married Edwin Ehler February 24, 1949 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville. He preceded her in death May 23, 1979. She married William Earl McDonald November 14,1986. He preceded her in death January 6, 2008.

She is survived by one son, Kenny (Christine) Ehler of Thomasboro; one daughter, Dorothy (Steve) Albers of Urbana; three grandchildren, Dina (Kerry) Fox, S. Douglas Albers, Esq., Nicholas (Elizabeth M.) Ehler; six great grandchildren, Emilie Fox, Hannah Fox, Sara Ehler, Natalie Ehler, John and Edwin Ehler; one sister, Corrine Hemrich of Thomasboro and one brother, Norman (Barbara) Maier of Thomasboro.

She was preceded in death her parents, a grandson, Nathan Ehler and one brother, Gerald Maier.

Marguerite graduated from Rantoul Twp. High School in 1947. She retired from Chanute Air Force Base as personal secretary to the general after more than 20 years of employment. She was also a full-time homemaker and farmer’s wife.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville and the Thomasboro Improvement Association. She enjoyed bowling, baking and sewing.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville or an organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered at


Wednesday, December 07, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dier's Hall
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Flatville, IL

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 08, 2016
10:00 AM

Immanuel Lutheran Church
2498 County Road 2100 East
Thomasboro, IL 61878

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