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Funeral today, August 5, 2022 for Brian McDonald, 71, of West Bend, WI

August 5, 2022 – West Bend, WI –   Brian William McDonald “Bigmac”, 71, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Froedtert in Wauwatosa after a 20-year battle with cancer.5 Brian
He was born on October 26, 1950 in North Dakota to Ralph and Donna (nee Hatton) McDonald. Brian graduated from Greendale High in 1968. Brian was a U.S. Vietnam Air Force Veteran and a proud member of Lt. Ray Dickop Post 36 and VFW Post 1393. He then was a WI State Trooper for Washington and Dodge County for 28 years. Brian loved watching trains, fishing at his lake home and kidding his grandkids.

Brian is survived by his wife, Patricia (nee Schneider) McDonald; son Shawn (Sheila) and daughter Tracy (Dave) Dallmann; his grandkids, Max, Tori and Alex. Sister Patti Spencer (Marc). Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Brian is preceded in death by his son Cory Matthew (1981), and brother Tom (Lynne) and his parents.

A Funeral Service will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding with Military Honors to follow. Visitation will be prior at the funeral home on Friday, August 5 from 2 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Interment will take place at Arlington Cemetery in Milwaukee.

The family wants to thank Dr, Mooney and all the wonderful nurses at the Kraemer Cancer Center for making his days there enjoyable. (He liked to watch the nurses as they worked-and kid them too!) That was Mr. B!


Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 5, 2022 2 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W Paradise Drive West Bend, WI 53095
  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 5, 2022 6 p.m.
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W Paradise Drive West Bend, WI 53095
    With Military Honors to follow service.  Officiant Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
    Private Family Interment at Arlington Park Cemetery, 4141 South 27th St., Greenfield, WI 53221
    Best Service, 5 corners

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