Wilma Tracey McDonald, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the age of 85. She was born November 17, 1925 in Saginaw County, Michigan the daughter of Ludwig and Olga (Freidank) Trinklein. Wilma was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Iva, MI and is currently an active member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in St. Johns. She is a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and enjoyed spending time at the Clinton County Senior Citizens Drop-In Center.
On June 15, 1946 she married Maurice (Jake) McDonald and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Louise Kreger and Paula Klink; brother-in-law Alvin Kreger; son-in-law Mark Talicska and two nephews and one niece.
Surviving is one daughter, Barbara Talicska of Bryan, OH; two sons, Terry (Pat) of St. Johns and Mike (Mary) of Grand Ledge; eight grandchildren; Matthew (Lauren) Talicska, Adam Talicska, Andy (Amanda) Talicska, Nick (Chrissy) McDonald, Tera McDonald, Tracy McDonald, Scott (Marissa) McDonald and Stacy McDonald; three great grandsons, Charles Talicska, Jacob and Eli McDonald; brothers-in-law Ken Klink of Hemlock, John (Helen) McDonald, James (Dolores) McDonald and Bill (Elinor) McDonald all of Midland and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, November 21, 2011 at St. Johns Lutheran Church 511 E. Sturgis St. Johns, MI with Rev. Dr. Bryan Salminen officiating. Interment will take place at 3:00 PM at LaPorte Cemetery in Midland County, Michigan. The family will receive relatives and friends 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns 989-224-4422 and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church or Clinton County Senior Citizens Drop-In Center 201 E. Walker St. Johns, MI 48879.
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