"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Upated June 7, 2023

William (Bill) MacDonald

May 30, 1964—April 16, 2022

William MacDonald, Sr, 57, of Goldfield, Iowa, and formerly of Oskaloosa died Saturday, April 16, 2022, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

He was born May 30, 1964, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Harold and Shirley Sprouse MacDonald.

He attended Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs.  He graduated from  the school in 1983.

On February 21, 1987, he was united in marriage to Delores DeVoll in Bussey, Iowa. To this union two children were born, William, Jr. and Amanda. Bill and Delores later divorced.

Bill was a talented mechanic and auto body technician. He worked in various shops including Brand FX. He was a talented artist and especially enjoyed drawing. He was a devoted family man, he was always very close to his mom, and was a devoted father and grandfather. He made it a point to try to brighten the day of those around him with a word of encouragement or a joke to prompt a smile.

His family includes his two children, William “Billy” (Jayme) MacDonald, Jr. and Amanda (Kevin Mogle) MacDonald all of Oskaloosa; five grandchildren, Isabella, Hadley, and Everly MacDonald and Brently and Ada Mogle; his mother, Shirley MacDonald of Des Moines; and his sister, Lori MacDonald of Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother in infancy, John MacDonald; and a half brother, Michael MacDonald.

As was Bill’s wish his body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family.