Wayne Stewart MacDonald
Apr 11, 1939 – Mar 8, 2019
Wayne MacDonald, 80, of Tukwila, WA passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8 at Highline Hospital in Burien, WA after a long battle with diabetes.
Wayne Stewart was born on April 11, 1939 to Stewart and Doris MacDonald. He was raised on the family farm near Langdon, North Dakota.
After Wayne graduated from Langdon High School, he joined the US Airforce where he spent part of his enlistment deployed to the Libyan Desert after the famous World War II B-24 “Lady Be Good” bomber was found in the desert in 1959. When Wayne was discharged from the Air Force, he returned to Langdon and worked driving delivery truck for the Langdon Creamery.
He then left Langdon and headed to Seattle, WA where he met and married Virginia Lowen in 1965. He worked for and retired from the Sears Co.
Wayne always enjoyed helping other people, even if they were just friends or relatives of his friends, he called it “The North Dakota Way” and he lived his entire adult life that way. He was always there when his family or friends needed him. His favorite part of the week, was having breakfast with his friends. He often talked about the good times they had.
Wayne is survived by his son, Jeff of Maryville, WA and his daughter, Kellie MacDonald-Midgley of Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, Phillip, Roxanne and Emily. Two sisters, Judy Stevens, Renton, WA, Susan (Bill) Jennings, Avon Park, Fl, two brothers Robert (Cheryl) MacDonald, St George, UT, & Dennis MacDonald, Langdon, ND, two sister-in-Laws, Sally Coon, Spooner, WI, & Barbara Reitan, Kent, WA.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, his parents, Stewart and Doris MacDonald, infant sister, Jeanette Marie, infant brother, Michael Bradley.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 9:00 am thru 11:00 am reception following from 11:00 am thru 2:00 pm. at Bonney-Watson Memorial Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA.
Interment to be held 1:30 pm, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA.
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