Wilbur John McDonnell, 101

Published 10:40 am Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wilbur John McDonnell, 101, died July 12, 2011 in Austin.

Wilbur McDonnel

He joined the Marines in October 1929 and was discharged in October 1933. Wilbur married Ila Rose Clark on June 27, 1936, in Hopkins, Minn. They had five daughters. Wilbur worked at Hopkins High School for many years. Wilbur and Ila retired in 1960 and moved to Florida. After Ila’s death in 2002, Wilbur moved back to Austin to be close to family.

He will be missed very much by his five daughters: Betty Taylor, Gail Nelson, Faye Green, Eileen Mills and Darlene Mataya.

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