Denzil R. McDonald

August 14, 1949 - September 29, 2017

Click here to sign the guest book


Monday, October 02, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Monday, October 02, 5:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Denzil R. McDonald, 68, of Kendallville died Friday, September 29, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. in Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born August 14, 1949, in Martin, Kentucky, to Orville K. and Evalyn (Blankenship) McDonald.

Mr. McDonald moved to this area in 1966, coming from Kentucky.

He retired from Essex Wire in Kendallville.

Denzil enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting Hotwheels vehicles.

Surviving are two daughters, Star (Jeff) Vanderbilt of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Shannon (Dale) Alleshouse of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; four grandsons, Alexandir Alleshouse, Sidney Alleshouse, Jordan Goff, and Ben Goff; three great-grandchildren, Alexandir Alleshouse, Sterling Jack Alleshouse, and Aaron Goff; his mother, Evelyn McDonald of Kendallville; two sisters, Linda (Rodney) Hurst of Kendallville and Reba (Rex) Bardsley of Kendallville; and two brothers, Kenneth (Diane) McDonald of Kendallville and Eddie (Barb) McDonald of Kendallville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville K. McDonald; a brother, Daryl McDonald; and a grandson, Brandon.

Funeral services will be Monday, October 2, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Zach McCue officiating.

Calling is Monday, October 2, 2017, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Alexandir Alleshouse, Sidney Alleshouse, Jordan Goff, and Ben Goff.

Preferred memorials are to Disabled Veterans of America or Wounded Warriors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Guest Book

James D Holsinger
December 8th, 2017 1:17pm

Didnt know you had passed my friend, I will miss you man!!!!

Sandy bardsley
October 1st, 2017 8:19pm
Wolcottville Indiana

Rest in peace Denzil ! You were always such a good uncle , you were always there to help when I needed a hand or you to chase a bat out of the house lol. We had so many good times and so many great conversations. I miss you so much... Give grandpa and the rest of the family up there in heaven a big hug for me....

ANGELA M (Mccue) Young
October 1st, 2017 2:21pm

Uncle you will be missed. I remember that you were always kind to us. You and your family always treated us like family.. You have created a lot of wonderful memories.

Deborah Estrada
October 1st, 2017 10:34am
Rome city

My condolences to the family love vu all.

October 1st, 2017 9:12am

Denzil I'm so sorry that you were so sick. The girls and grandchildren are going to miss you so much. I've always loved you. Rest in peace, hon.

October 1st, 2017 5:08am
British Columbia, Canada

Star and Shannon, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your daddy. Sending you love and prayers.

Pam Smithpeters
October 1st, 2017 4:14am
Prescott Arkansas

Star I am so sorry for the loss of your daddy. You and your family will be in my prayers during this most difficult time.

David peanut williamson
October 1st, 2017 12:47am

So sorry for the loss, rest now cousin.

Chassity mcdonald
October 1st, 2017 12:17am
Okemah oklahoma

Rip denzil you will be truly missed my heart goes out to the McDonald family during this time of mourning and loss 👼❤🙏😭😢

Eddie mcdonald
September 30th, 2017 10:29pm
Valparaiso Indiana

I really miss talking to my brother every night I can't get him off my mind. He was not only my brother he was my best friend. I would of traded my life for his. My love for my brother will never end. He will be on my mind every night. Every time I see a harly Davison or a gun show I will think of him. I miss him with all my heart. I have an empyness in my heart that only his memory will fill to my loving brother and best friend I will always remember him for what he was. His kindness his compation, and his loyalty to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by me . His loving brother Eddie Keith Mcdonald. The words we always say to each other is " MORE" something between me and him that we both now and understand. "MORE" Eddie mcdonald.

Casey Mcdonald
September 30th, 2017 10:18pm
Valparaiso Indiana

Hey Denzil u will be missed and loved. Say hi to grandpa and other family members. Love u bunches 💜 hugs too you from Eddie, Barbara, Casey, and our dogs zoie, Prince and princess.

Linda Formby
September 30th, 2017 8:10pm
Prescott, Ar

So sorry for your loss Star. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for strength.

September 30th, 2017 7:11pm

Rest in peace have always been a great will always be in our thoughts and hearts..we will never forget the great times we had with you..give Daddy and the rest of the family in Heaven a big hug for us all.We all love you and are thankful for the time God gave us with you.

Eric Mcdonald
September 30th, 2017 7:08pm
Redjacket West Virginia

I love u uncle denzil I can't believe that you are gone I will miss u and I love u I will never forget you

Sabrina Jones
September 30th, 2017 6:53pm

Love you uncle Denzil may you rest in peace you were so wonderful and we will miss hearing all your stories the camping trips the cook outs and all the good times we had you will be missed dearly love you always and forever

Shannon M Alleshouse
September 30th, 2017 6:15pm

Daddy's girl forever!