ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Dee McDonald, 53, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Ed Powers officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.
She passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dee (Rapp) McDonald, the daughter of John F. and Barb E. (Sigler) Rapp, was born March 23, 1961, in Charles City.
She received her education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1979.
On October 14, 1983, Dee was united in marriage to Greg McDonald in Bermuda. Dee had the miracle of the "born again" experience at a local tent meeting in 2003. She received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and her favorite thing was to share with others her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her greatest desire was to see others "get" what she had. Dee was truly an evangelist at heart and her greatest joy was to speak the Word of God to all who would listen. Dee lived her life with priorities (1) God (2) Family (3) Others. Without God nothing else mattered.
Dee loved her job as activities director at Rosewood Manor in Estherville. The relationship with the residents and staff she cherished deeply and held everyone close to her heart.
Dee was a mother to four children, Ashley, Ian, Myles and Ryan who along with her husband, Greg, raised them and nurtured them in the ways of God. The Word of God being spoken continually in the family. She saw the potential of each child and encouraged each one to go to greater heights.
Dee was also a loving daughter and sister and always wanted to "get together" and laugh and sing which was a joy to all.
Dee and her husband, Greg, had a special love for each other. She truly felt he was her gift from God and showed him great honor and respect. She cherished their "date" nights and loved to be loved on.
Dee loved music and shared her talents at many local venues, whether by herself or in duets, trios or a band. Her guitar was her friend and many songs portrayed her love for God and man.
Left to cherish Dee's memory is her husband, Greg; children, Ashley McDonald, Ian McDonald, Myles McDonald and Ryan McDonald; her mother, Barb Rapp; sister, Kim (Denny) Storey; brothers, John (Jackie) Rapp and Doug (Claudia) Rapp; father-in-law, Ralph McDonald; sisters-in-law, Susan (Doug) Stephens and Sally (Kelly) Anderson; and also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Dee left behind a legacy of love and she will be missed greatly, but never forgotten. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com