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. 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 6:00pm 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 5th from 2:00pm until 5:45pm. 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!