Madison: Joseph Morris McDonald, age 88, of Madison, died June 20, 2013 at Sun Prairie Health Care Center. He was born February 16, 1925 in Mineral Point, the son of Edward and Mary (Morris) McDonald.
Joe grew up on a farm in Mineral Point and lived there until he joined the U.S. Army after high school. He met his wife, Carol Borchers, on a double date and they have been married for 64 years.
He owned McDonald’s Barbershop on the Capitol Square where he cut hair alongside his brother for 51 years. The last barbershop location was West Mifflin where he cut hair for many politicians, lawyers, judges, businesspeople and priests who worked in the area and anyone else who wanted one. His favorite word was “Next!”. Joe retired in 2000. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army as a medic after World War II.
Joe had a great, dry sense of humor and loved to share a joke or two. He loved horses, farming, and camping; spending time with family, dancing on Saturday night, fixing things, gag gifts at Christmas, gardening and traveling the country with his family by car or in one of his many brand new vans.
Joe is survived by his wife, Carol McDonald; three sons, Michael McDonald of West Allis, Gerald McDonald of Madison, and James (Linda) McDonald of Sun Prairie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Leo, Edward, Bernard, Paul and Francis “Butch”.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at ST BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Avenue, with Msgr. Mike Hippee presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Avenue and again at church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
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