Robert L. McDonald

June 2, 1951January 7, 2019

Robert McDonald, 67 of Evansville, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019. He retired from Whirlpool. Robert was a loving husband, stepfather and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Joyce McDonald; stepson, Darin Murphy, and grandchildren, Cheyenne, Sierra and Tyler Murphy. No public services will be held. Condolences may be made online at


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Linda King

January 12, 2019

I worked with Robert at IFM. He was a very nice man. And a very hard worker. Wish more people was like him. He made me smile a lot. I’m going to miss him. Condolences to the family and friends. Robert will be missed.

Diana Oakley

January 11, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I have had you on my mind a lot in the last month.
Prayers for you and your family. love always an old friend Diana Oakley.

Jenny McDonald Scott Bugg

January 11, 2019

I want to remember my brother, when we were all down at Ky lake deer hunting. We had some great memories there. Robert and Marvin had some great times together . Robert had a big family that wasn’t mention in the obituaries . 5 sisters: Patricia Scott, Brenda Kissinger, Jane Schaefer, Jenny Scott Bugg and Lynn Surovey. 2 brothers: Lawrence McDonald and Thomas Mcdonald(sug). We will all miss you Robert. RIP Jenny Scott

Gene Folz

January 11, 2019

Just wanted to send my condolences to Joyce and family of Robert. I was so glad that I met him and I know how much he will be missed. God bless you my friend.

Margena Hughes

January 10, 2019

I worked with Robert at IFM. He was an awesome coworker and friend. He loved his wife Joyce and was always saying how amazed he was at how strong she was with all that she had going on with her life. He would bring in the very best deer sausage ,for anyone that wanted it . He will be truly missed by so many in so many ways. My thoughts and prayers
I send to all of his family and friends.
God bless Joyce and all of his family . Margena Hughes

Cassandra Bennett

January 10, 2019

For the first 13 years of my life, I was probably his biggest fan. I was one of the biggest daddy’s girl ever. I loved being with him hanging out wood working, taught me to drive a 4 wheeler, shot my first 410 with him....I wasn’t a fan of shooting then...but it was fun with him. Most evenings in the summer after supper we’d drive around looking for deer. And I can count the times he would rub my legs because they hurt me so bad. My first year of middle school was hard transition for me. I spent the first of it crying in his arms every evening. He’d promise he’d always be there for me & never leave. Maybe deep down I sensed something because the summer he left me, my mom, & my brother. He had a family before the one mentioned in the obituary. I thought maybe one day he’d be the dad he used to be & make an effort to come around & meet his amazing 3 granddaughters & 2 grandson that have a love for fishing & hunting just like him. He never did & I guess now he never will.
His daughter,

mary aud

January 10, 2019

I remember going to Robert and Becky my sister's house and watching alias Smith and Jones till 10 at night. I was racing my youngest brother on 3 wheelers and I wrecked. Robert came to my rescue. My hat fell off Robert gave it to me. I said there's something wrong with my finger. He said it's just jammed and he pulled on it! But no it was broke. Then I grew up and they had a son Nathan and 3 years later a daughter Cassandra.
Robert would come by the family farm and change oil in their vechicle's. We had good times.
I was out on my own and I noticed Robert would come by my house every Sunday for awhile. I thought it was strange. But after he abandoned my sister and their children I realized I was his alibi when he would visit Joyce in Evansville. He would actually take Nathan and Cassandra with him sometimes.
Robert I forgive you!
May God have mercy on your soul!
I truly hope you rest in peace!
Mary Jo