Celebration of Life for Billy McDonald, age 73, of Bloomfield, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska.
Billy died Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his residence.
Billy Howard McDonald, son of Tom and Etta (Hickey) McDonald, was born on December 8, 1944, at Boise, Idaho. He attended and graduated from Randolph Public School. He was married to Paula Portugal on January 21, 1998, in Hartington, Nebraska.
Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army in July, 1962, and was honorably discharged in July, 1965, with SP4 rank. Over two and one-half years were spent in service overseas in Korea and Germany. Bill was a lifetime member of the Randolph V.F.W. Post 5545.
Bill has called Fremont, Randolph, and Bloomfield his home over the years. As a Petro-Chemical Start-up Technician, he’s traveled the world opening chemical plants in places including Venezuela, Iraq, Columbia, Burma, Nigeria, Yugoslavia and Mexico, to name a few.
He died May 30, 2018, at his home in Bloomfield, Nebraska, at the age of 73.
Survivors include his wife, Paula (Portugal) McDonald of Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law, Kristie (McDonald) and Glenn Moore of Forked River, New Jersey; daughter, Kelly McDonald of Fremont; step-son, William Wyatt; step-daughter, Paula Ann Taylor; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley (McDonald) and Randal Anderson of Hartington; and multitudes of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommy McDonald; sisters, Betty Wichman, Neva Lovejoy, and Judy Reeves.