May 11, 2018

Steven Leonard McDonald, 39, of Carroll and formerly of Scranton, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, at the Church of Christ in Scranton with Pastor Bob McKnight officiating. Organist for the service will be Laura McKnight. Honorary casket bearers will Jeremy Johns, Chad Kirk, Brian Burris, Tim Sullivan, Mariano Martinez and Jeremiah Hoyt. An honor guard will be formed at the church by the Jefferson American Legion.

Visitation will be held at the Church of Christ from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of service.

Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter with military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born on May 3, 1978, in Ames, Iowa, he was a son of Richard Leonard and Rose Marie (Beebe) McDonald. Steven grew up in Scranton and graduated from Jefferson-Scranton High School in 1997. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps following high school and served 18 years during Desert Shield in Iraq. He was also stationed in Twenty Nine Palms, California; Okinawa; New Orleans; Cherry Hills, North Carolina; and Waterloo, Iowa.

Following his military service, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he worked for Honeywell doing contract work for the U.S. Navy. Steven moved back to Carroll in 2016 and has been employed by Haley Implement. He loved working on tractors and farm equipment, helping his fellow Marines, helping his brother Chris do farm work, target-shooting, his pickup, hanging out with his friends and spending time with his family.

Steven is survived by his parents, Richard and Rose McDonald, of Scranton; his three brothers: Christopher McDonald (Angela) of Auburn, Tracy McDonald (Kristina) of Jefferson, and John McDonald of Scranton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steven was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Juanita and Earnest “Jack” Beebe, and his paternal grandparents, Martha and Clarence McDonald.