Herbert John MacDonald, 70
Herbert John MacDonald, 70, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away March 3, 2018, at The Schneidmiller House in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Herbert was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio, to Herbert and Catherine (Coppola) MacDonald.
Herbert grew up in Columbus where he attended and graduated from high school in 1966. He then joined the United States Navy and served two tours in Vietnam. After his discharge from the Navy, Herbert joined the United States Air Force. Once he was discharged from the Air Force, Herbert moved to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Herbert met Ellen Franta when they were young children. They were married in 1974 in Coeur d’Alene. They were married 44 years when Herbert passed.
Herbert worked for GTE until his retirement. He loved all that the outdoors had to offer, including hunting, fishing and camping. He was also a Cubs fan and a die-hard Seahawks fan. Herbert was a life member of the VFW Post No. 889.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen of the family home in Post Falls, Idaho; three sons, Robert MacDonald of Deer Park, Wash., Christopher (Suzanne) MacDonald of Rathdrum, Idaho and Michael MacDonald of Post Falls; two daughters, Heather (Jason) Funk of Coeur d’Alene and Angela MacDonald of Post Falls; 12 grandchildren, Timothy, Michael, Cenedra, Catherine, Lakaylee, Zachary, Micaiah, Ashlynn, Aydah, Aazahn, Hailie and Aspen; one great-grandchild, Athena; one brother, George MacDonald of Montana; and two sisters, Zena MacDonald of Arizona and Anita Pierce of Florida. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of Herbert’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Inurnment will be at St. Thomas Cemetery, 115 S. 23rd St., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814.
Bell Tower Funeral Home and Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. You may view his online memorial at www.belltowerfuneralhome.com.