Otho McDonald Jr.
08/18/1937 -

Otho H. McDonald, Jr., 85, of Columbus Junction, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Columbus Junction.  Burial will be at the Columbus City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023 at the funeral home.  A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Otho. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservices.com

Otho was born August 18, 1937 in Olin, Iowa, the son of Otho and Mildred (Cook) McDonald. He was united in marriage to Eileen Marie Cline on February 3, 1957 in Aledo, Illinois.

He worked for Rath for 24 years, Prime Mover for 18 years and the University of Iowa Hospital for 10 years. Otho enjoyed camping, stock car racing and auctioneering.

Otho will be deeply missed by his son, Heath (Cindy) McDonald of Lone Tree; daughter, Sheila (Kenny) Eckrich of Iowa City; grandchildren: Tyler (Nicole) McDonald, Emilee McDonald (Ethan), Kylee McDonald (Jesse), Jackie McDonald, Brad (Kyrye) McDonald, Eric (Kylie) McDonald, Austin McDonald-Snakenberg (Courtney), Sommer (John) Lemley; Jessica Montoya, Missy (Lucas) Velasquez, and Marc Katzenburger; step-grandchildren: Dawn (Jeremy) Davies, Amanda (Sean) Crane, and Ryan (Krissy) Charbon; several great-grandchildren; siblings: Steve “Butch” McDonald of Central City; Carolyn (LaVerne) Gibbs of Cedar Rapids; and Sharon (Bryce) Smith) of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eileen, in 2007; and his son, Layton, in 2021.