Daniel D. “Dan” McDonald, 71, Kokomo, passed away at 8:45 pm Friday August 28, 2020, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo. He was born April 24, 1949, in Anderson, the son of Daniel & Betty (Hale) McDonald.
Dan was a 1967 graduate of Middletown High School. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1987. He served with the United States Navy from 1970-1976 as a radar maintenance technician. He further served his country with the United States Army, retiring as a Major in 2014. Dan was a member of the American Legion. He worked for General Motors, Magnavox in Fort Wayne, and retired from Delphi Automotive.
Our world will be a little less bright and a little too quiet without him in it.
Dan is survived by his sister, Linda (Bob) Fattic, St. Peters, MO; nephews, Scott (Amy) Fattic, O’Fallon, MO, and Jeff (Denise) Fattic, St. Peters, MO; long-time companion, Nancy Borgmann, Ft. Wayne, IN; Nancy’s children, Ryan (Amy) Borgmann, Chicago, IL, and Amy (Scott) Davis, Carmel, IN.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Rex and Opal Hale; and uncle, Don Hale.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the hospital staff at Community Howard Regional Health whom guided our family through this difficult time.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday September 12, 2020, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Chaplain Dick Thomas officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Army and the Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Dan will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1-2 pm Saturday at the funeral home. Dan requested that sweatshirts and jeans be worn to celebrate his life. Memorial contributions may be made in Dan’s memory to the American Legion Post 6, Kokomo. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
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