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. 


Dwight & Nancy McLean
Tukwila, Washington
May 25, 2015

Hi Dad & Family

We will never forget the good times. Love you all and look forward to a glorious reunion in the eternities.

Love, your son

Brad & Louise Watson
Edmonton, AB
May 12, 2015

Aunt Donna Jean and Family

I was saddened to hear of Uncle Donal's passing...yet I am somewhat aware of his great trials and tribulations with his health over the past extended period of time; and from this perspective and the knowledge of the gospel I know that he is rejoicing in a family reunion beyond the veil. Please know that if circumstances provided for us to be with you at this time we would definitely be there, for our hearts are with you, and it would be great to visit with those of you who remember me (and Louise). I am most grateful for the influence for good that Uncle Donal and Aunt Donna Jean have had in my life even though our contact has been somewhat sporadic over the years. Please know that our prayers are with you all.

Brad and Louise Watson

Kathryn Card
Chorley, Lacashire England
May 12, 2015

Donna Jean and family,

Bryce and I are presently on a mission in the Preston England temple. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

We are sure there is rejoicing on the other side as they welcome him home. May you receive the comfort and strength that you need at this time.

love Bryce and Kathy Watson Card

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