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Louis Robert McDonald 1937 - 2019
Louis Robert McDonald 1937 - 2019

LARNED — Louis Robert McDonald, 81, passed away April 12, 2019. He was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Neodesha, Kan. the son of Earl and Ethel Fender McDonald. A Larned resident since 1957, moving from Neodesha he was a mill operator for Bert and Wetta and Ward Feed Yard and was currently working for Circle F Hauling, Great Bend.

Louis attended The Fathers House of Larned, was a member of the American Legion Riders, he loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, spending time with his grandchildren, and to fish. He was a hard working man who enjoyed working outside and was known to be a workaholic.

On Oct. 10, 1958, he married Syble O. Gallaway, his loving wife of 60 years, in Yates Center. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, John R. McDonald, Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Barbara McDonald and Sarah McDonald both of Great Bend and Shelly (McDonald) Hodges, Larned; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Frank, Clarence, John, Alfred, Orville and Cecil; and three sisters, Louise Boman, Mildred Bohannon and Alma Sele.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Larned Cemetery with Pastor Michael Pfortmiller presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in the Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kan. Memorials may be given to the Fathers House of Larned or Pawnee County Humane Society, both in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477 

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 16, 2019