Our sympathy to the family of Dale McDonald

Dale E. McDonald, 44, of the Twin Cities, was reunited with his dad and brother on February 27, 2023.

He was born on January 14, 1979 in Hastings, Minnesota to Tim and JoAnne (King) McDonald. He grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High school.

Dale explored many areas in life from Boy Scouts where he earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout, serving mass growing up at St Joseph’s parish, to serving in the military for a short time. He loved his family more than anything and was so incredibly proud of his kids. He enjoyed playing pool, going bowling, working on cars, construction and tiling. Dale was a big fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and embraced all things Irish. Dale never stayed in one place for long, he was always on the go but felt most at home in the outdoors.

He struggled much of his life with addiction and faced his challenges through help from MN Teen Challenge, Metro Hope and Life Rebuilders. Through life's trials and tribulations, Dale had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and took every moment to share his faith with others. During his struggles he found a love of drawing, painting, and cooking as well as leading bible studies.

He is forever in the hearts of his mother, JoAnne McDonald; children, Aryana, Cameron and Katelyn; sister Jaci & Greg VanSchoonhoven; brother Tom McDonald; nephews Duncan and Gage McDonald; grandfather Dale D. McDonald and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Dale is reunited in his heavenly home with his father, Tim McDonald; brother Kevin McDonald, grandparents William & Theresa King and MaryAnne McDonald; uncles, Bill Halek and Bill King and cousin Mike King.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm Friday, March 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville, with visitation from 11-1pm at the church. Dale’s final resting place will be right beside his dad and brother in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery. At the family’s request please wear green in remembrance of Dale’s love for the Irish!

If you are struggling with addictions, please remember change is possible and help is there for everyone. MN Adult & Teen Challenge mntc.org *612-373-3366.

Arrangements by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel.