Donal Kunz McLean
Nov 23, 1922 – May 6, 2015
Donal Kunz McLean
Donal Kunz McLean was born November 23, 1922 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada to Oliver and Hazel Marie Rosenburg (Kunz) McLean. Donal passed away May 6, 2015 in Issaquah, Washington at the age of 92.
Donal loved music, playing piano, trombone, guitar, saxophone, clarinet, and wrote music, which he continually played in his home all his life. After High School Donal had his own dance band in southern Alberta. He also loved being a mechanic, and body and fender work, fixing up old cars for resale, usually at a loss. He was also a dairy farmer in Alberta for many years prior to moving to the U.S. in 1959. In the U.S. Donal started working for a restaurant chain, starting as a janitor, moving through the ranks to become a chef, manager, and general manager, before buying three small cafes in the Seattle area. After retiring from the restaurant business he took a job with a seafood company in the machinists union where he retired in 2000. Donal and his wife Donna served a full time mission for the LDS Church in Nevada Las Vegas mission from 1992 – 1994 and were instrumental in bringing many into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They previously had served several Stake missions.
Donal is survived by his wife Donna Jean McLean, sons Geryl Palmer (Karen) McLean, Dwight Leon (Nancy) McLean, Bruce Ray (Ute) McLean, Victor Oliver (Dawn) McLean, David Arlo (Lana) McLean, John Donal (Julie) McLean, and Gilbert “Quin” (Renee) McLean, sister – Mary Doreen Watson, 18 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughters Nancy Lee McLean, and Lark McLean.
Visitation Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188. Funeral Service Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Seattle Stake Center, 14020 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166.
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